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
A generous person in our community believes that the mission of Gathering Ground is worth investing in. For this reason, they have offered to match all donations that Gathering Ground receives between Giving Tuesday Nov 28, and Dec. 31, up to $15K. This means if you give a gift of $50 it will turn into … Continue reading End-of-Year Giving
As of May 6, Tim Lyons with the help of Russell Rolffs and a few other intermittent volunteers had pruned 75 percent of the five acre vineyard at Gathering Ground. We praise Tim for his unswerving commitment to the vines, for teaching us how to prune and for having the foresight to plant these cold-hardy vines … Continue reading Update on the Vineyard
Russell enjoyed helping students at the island school with their composting projects.
In November 2016, the Lyons Vineyard was donated to a new Island nonprofit by Tim and Julie Lyons.