Join us for Dinner in the Vineyard, Saturday Sept 1! We are exciting to be hosting some of the top local chefs. The evening will include a cocktail hour with passed appetizers and libations from local breweries and wineries. A vineyard tour will be followed by a big table, family-style meal featuring fresh, local ingredients prepared … Continue reading Dinner in the Vineyard! Sept 1!
I’m Lucille Theodora Little, sophomore UW-Milwaukee student in Environmental Science and Geography. I am an avid fan of nature, data science, and cheese. There are many things I’m looking to learn in the future--language, cheesemaking, beekeeping, gardening, programming, painting, mapmaking, biology, ecology, cultural geography, and more. Certainly, this is quite a few things, and … Continue reading Meet our Intern Lucy!
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
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
Thanks to our amazing volunteers. In 8 days more than 60 amazing people gathered in the vineyard. Over 250 hours later, we had harvested more than 8,000 pounds! Go Team Grape! A special thanks to Mary Alexis and Ron who brought snacks and water to share. To Sue Dompke, Tim Lyons and Julie Lyons for … Continue reading 2017 Final Harvest Update
We've been waiting, measuring, hoping the grapes into a ripened state. And it's worked. Both the red and white grapes have increased in Brix! So what's next for our beloved grapes? We are going to be selling the grapes to the winery Parallel 44. They have just released a Washington Island Rose made from last … Continue reading Where will grapes go? #Grapewatch2017
I personally love technology that isn't digital. There is something so refreshing about tools that are easy to use, need no battery, have no screen. The refractometer is one of those tools. This is how easy it is: 1) pick a grape 2) smear its juice on the lens and the lens cover. 3) peer … Continue reading How to Use a Refractometer
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