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Featured Campaign:

Build a Forest Path

With the help of Washington Island School students and their teachers, we are creating a path between the Island School campus and Gathering Ground. The path will not only provide a safe way for students to travel from the school to the Grounds, but it will be a classroom itself – for students and community members alike. The forest path will provide us with the opportunity to enjoy the forest habitat through the seasons, provide a place for phenology studies and forest education, benches for sketching and reflection, and so much more. We are excited for this opportunity to collaborate with our neighbors. Thank you for joining us!

Want to get involved in the creation of the path? Let us know.

Donations of $25 to $50 will help provide mulch for the pathway.

Donations of $100 to $500 will help us lay boardwalk to protect the delicate wetland areas of the forest.

Support Our Work

It is clear now more than ever that we are sustained by the earth we live on and we must take care of it. Help us grow our community orchards and educational programs supporting sustainable agriculture on Washington Island.

Your contribution is crucial to the success of our mission to educate kids and adults about sustainable agriculture — and to meet our end goal of supporting healthy communities and healthy land. With your help, we will be able to work toward our ambitious goals:

Securing on-Island housing for our Ground School internship students, so that we can grow and expand the program.

Developing a wider range of programming for local K-12 students, with the broader aim of teaching the next generation how to adapt to a changing climate.

Growing food in a way that works with nature, not against it, and revitalizing the soil so that farms will be able to endure for generations.

Hosting regional experts, educators and artists for events and workshops focused around environmental theory and practice.

Investing in the local community by hosting weekly Farmers’ Markets and working to make Washington Island a destination for green tourism.

With so much important work ahead, we are energized by your commitment to Gathering Ground and are grateful that you choose to Plant for the Future with us. If you’re able to, consider becoming a monthly donor. Your support makes our work possible.

If you’d prefer to donate via check, please make it out to:

 

Gathering Ground
2162 Swenson Road
Washington Island, WI 54246

Gathering Ground is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes. Our EIN is 81-4217805.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about the donation process.

Dollars Raised

Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to continue our experiments in sustainable agriculture education.

Volunteers

We couldn’t do what we do without the tireless support of our wonderful volunteers. Find out more about getting involved here.

Supporters

Our supporters’ donations are seeds that allow our teaching programs to sprout new ideas, and our farm to sprout new life.

Trees Planted

We’re planting fruit and nut trees in our orchard that will sequester carbon and produce sustenance for a healthier future.

Vines and Shrubs Planted

We’re transitioning the vineyard to a disease-resistant grape variety, Itasca. We’re also planting native shrubs and berry plants throughout the property.

Food Donated

We donate our produce regularly to the Washington Island food pantry. This number will continue grow as our fruit and nut trees mature.

Students Taught

Education is the backbone of Gathering Ground. We are proud to host young adults every summer for our internship, and to partner with our local K-12 district.

Events Hosted

Our community workshops feature regional experts, local artists and writers. Our annual Dinner in the Vineyard highlights locally grown, farm-to-table cuisine.

Your Donations Make a HUGE Impact

Funds Raised:

2017

$13,615

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2018

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2019

$16,000

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2020

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2021

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Fund Distribution:

2017

$7,796

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2018

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2019

$13,409.72

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2020

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2021

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Our Partners & Sponsors

Door County Community Foundation logo
Plantra logo
Stumptown Media logo

We are so grateful for the support we receive from our partners and sponsors. Do you have a company or organization that’s dedicated to promoting and investing in sustainable agriculture? Contact us for more info.

Annual Reports

Curious about our organization’s accomplishments so far? Take a look at our annual reports: