This article was originally published in the Washington Island Observer Gathering Ground, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, celebration and practice of regenerative agriculture, is now in its second year on Washington Island. The season got off to a late start; with the April blizzard, GatheringGround had to postpone the Earth Day pruning and planting party until … Continue reading Gathering Ground kicks off a new season with Earth Day work parties; farmers markets, potlucks and more coming
This article was originally published in the Washington Island Observer By Jessica Dennis The beginning of May was a busy time for our fifth grade students! We took a field trip to Gathering Ground where Russell and Alessandra Rolffs taught the students how to plant apple trees. The students worked together in groups to dig holes, ‘dunk’ apple trees in a fungi solution,and plant appropriately without … Continue reading Planting up a storm at Gathering Ground
With a new season ahead of us, we are moving some information around on our website to highlight the latest news from Gathering Ground. An explanation of our name has found home on the front page for almost a year and now it's moving over to the blog. We pondered names for quite some … Continue reading Why the Name “Gathering Ground” ?
Celebrate Earth Day Washington Island, Wisconsin — Celebrate Earth Day in May — May 4-6, Gathering Ground, a nonprofit based on Washington Island with a mission to educate youth and adults in sustainable agriculture, promote economic development, and strengthen the health of individuals, the community, and the environment, will celebrate Earth Day with … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day in May
By Jessica Dennis This article first appeared in the Washington Island Observer The fifth grade students have been learning extensively about plants lately! We have been learning about the different classifications, ways plants reproduce, and why photosynthesis and cellular respiration are so important. We started a “mini-garden” in our classroom of Cosmo flowers, cherry … Continue reading Fifth grade students starting a mini classroom garden
We are excited to share our first Annual Report! You can read it as a slideshow or as a webpage. A Few Highlights: From Russell Rolffs, Board President: In 2018, we will also begin pioneering a low-impact vineyard management program for Northern Hybrid vineyards in the Midwest. With the help of experts from around the … Continue reading End-of-Year Report
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold Wisconsin’s own esteemed conservationist, Aldo Leopold, most succinctly states my feelings about Gathering Ground’s vision to “cultivate and inspire ecologically-minded agriculture and partnership with land and people.” As … Continue reading Partnership