Gathering Ground Is Auctioning an Original Painting by Steve Lynch of Koyen Family Farm

Gathering Ground Is Auctioning an Original Painting by Steve Lynch of Koyen Family Farm To help raise funds for our programs, we are auctioning off an original painting by Island artist Stephan M. Lynch. It depicts the historic Koyen Family Farm. About the painting, Lynch says, “This oil painting on stoneware was inspired by a … Continue reading Gathering Ground Is Auctioning an Original Painting by Steve Lynch of Koyen Family Farm

Applications are open for Summer 2022

Spread the word!  If there is a young adult in your life who loves to be outdoors and hands-on learning, Gathering Ground’s summer program might be for them!For young adults 18 to 27 with an interest in environmental studies, sustainable agriculture, food justice, conservation, and communal and ecological living, Gathering Ground's summer program provides the opportunity to … Continue reading Applications are open for Summer 2022

Reflecting on 2021 and Preparing for 2022

Double your impact so we can double ours!  Every donation received by midnight on December 31st, will be matched! That means you have 10 more days to give to Gathering Ground and your impact will be doubled! $100 becomes $200.Every dollar given to Gathering Ground will go to support our programs which help connect people to … Continue reading Reflecting on 2021 and Preparing for 2022

Dinner in THe Vineyard was a success

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

EC#3: Haunted Landscapes and Agricultural Land

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

Ecocritism Pt 2: Trans-corporeality and the Farm

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.