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
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!
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
By Nora Boxer, UWM graduate student in creative writing This January, I was given the opportunity to participate as a student in Write On, Door County’sThe Craft of Writing Series via a scholarship made possible through Gathering Ground. Thefocus of the three-week series was Nature, and it was led by writers Camille Dungy and ScottRussell … Continue reading Nature Writing with Write On and Gathering Ground
Before becoming an intern with my sister Izzy at Gathering Ground, I was an Island regular. Every summer my family would drive up from our Illinois suburb to Washington Island, anticipating the euphoric moment when we would be driving down the curving road, alongside the lake to Gibson’s West Harbor Resort.
Saturday August 1, from 10 am - 2 pm Gathering Ground is happy to present our first garden tour. We've asked 8 Island gardeners to open up their gates to visitors and share a little bit of Island life. Enjoy this socially-distant outdoor activity and get inspired by what people are growing here on the … Continue reading Island Garden Tour
By Russell Rolffs. This article first appeared in the The Washington Island Observer. Winter evenings are best spent sitting near the stove and dreaming of what to plant in the spring. The same is true for us at Gathering Ground. Our vision is to develop the grounds into an extensive network of orchards and gardens … Continue reading Winter is for planning and reflecting on the land at Gathering Ground