A place where people gather together to celebrate, learn about, and practice regenerative agriculture
Vision Statement: We envision thriving communities connected to the environment and their food through work and play.
Mission Statement: Gathering Ground cultivates community and learning in partnership with the generous earth through agriculture.
Why ‘Gathering Ground’?
We like to think of Gathering Ground as both a noun as a verb. Gathering Ground is a place — 35 beautiful acres comprised of vineyard, a school garden, woods, and a lot of potential. It is a place community members gather together. Work together. Celebrate together. Learn together.
We also think of Gathering Ground as a verb:
Working to gain momentum, build interest toward the common goal of making Washington Island a place where sustainable agriculture thrives. We work to build excitement and financial development around sustainable farming.
And Gathering Ground also refers to the literal ground — to the building of healthy soils. We are working with tree roots, microbes, organic matter, water, and worms to gather together healthy soil to help grow good food.