by Sophia Hagen Having grown up on Washington Island, I’m always seeking opportunities to go home during the summer, so I was excited to learn about Gathering Ground and their educational internship opportunity. While at the time I didn’t know enough about agriculture to have much of an interest in the subject, I have every … Continue reading Review of the summer Internship
Gathering Ground hosted its third annual fundraiser celebrating local farms and local chefs on Sept 12. The event included a cocktail hour with passed appetizers, a five-course meal, cider and wine, and live music by Island musicians, Pauline, and The Bell-McDowell Band and a silent auction. Thank you to everyone who made the Dinner a success: our … Continue reading Dinner in THe Vineyard was a success
By Emma Knicklebine In my last two blog posts, I have set before you some ecocritical theories that have had a huge impact on how I’ve thought about my work at Gathering Ground. Now, in my last post, I reflect on the internship by setting out another concept, one grounded in the past, present, and … Continue reading EC#3: Haunted Landscapes and Agricultural Land
One of the easiest, and most potent, ways to see trans-corporeality at work is through a study of eating. Everyone eats, from humans down to the smallest microbes. And, in eating, we take the nonhuman into our bodies, where it becomes a part of us. Therefore, every body that eats or is eaten participates in a wild kind of alchemy, transforming from one existence to another through the act of consumption.
Our summer intern Isabella takes us on a journey to understand biodiversity the importance (and beauty) of biodiversity through music. Listen to the melodies of chestnut, sheep, soil and more!
As a student currently studying to earn a Master’s in Literature and Cultural Theory, I’ve frequently been asked one question while interning at Gathering Ground: “Why are you here, learning about sustainable agriculture? What does that have anything to do with literature?”
We are enjoying our fourth summer internship, with a team of six radiant interns. Please stop and say hello. They will be happy to tell you all about what they are learning in our seminars, field work, and field trips! They'd also love to introduce you to the sheep if you haven't met them yet. … Continue reading Meet our 2021 Interns – Part Two
We are enjoying our fourth summer internship, with a team of six radiant interns. Please stop and say hello. They will be happy to tell you all about what they are learning in our seminars, field work, and field trips! They'd also love to introduce you to the sheep if you haven't met them yet. … Continue reading Meet our 2021 Interns
Russell Rolffs, Gathering Ground's farm manager and owner of Hoot Blossom Farm, shared with us his growing knowledge about Native plants and Wildflowers during a Zoom Coffee Talk in February. Hoot Blossom Farm is selling starts and 2 and 3 year old plants for your garden. Hoot Blossom will donate a wildflower plug to Gathering … Continue reading Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers
This fall Washington Island students had a field day roaming the woods between Gathering Ground and Island School. Since then, they have been working in groups to design a path that connects the school to “The Grounds.” And we couldn’t be more excited! The physical connection of the two properties will create easy access for … Continue reading Forest Path Connecting School to Gathering Ground