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It’s Harvest Gathering Time!


HAVE YOU SEEN OUR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE?
The preliminary schedule is live online and is a dynamic work in progress!
We will be adding final descriptions and locations of workshops up until our start date.
(please note schedule is subject to change at any time without notice)

ATTENDEES – Please make sure you have filled out the following forms and read the
HOUSE RULES.
INSURANCE WAIVER
VOLUNTEER FORM

PRESENTERS – Thank you so much for contributing your time and expertise.
Your individual ticket is now complimentary! You do still need to register and ensure
the TWO forms above are filled out to attend.
If you are a presenter – register HERE and indicate PRESENTER.
(If you have already paid, get in touch!)

NOT REGISTERED YET? You can register online for Harvest Gathering or register on arrival.
We prefer online registration if possible as it gives us a good idea of numbers in advance of the event.

Things to remember:
Harvest Gathering typically has fairly good fall weather but it is best to be prepared for rainy or colder climate. Ensure you have enough warm and extra clothing and bedding – gloves and hats are a good idea for night time.
There is water available for drinking, cooking, cleaning on site.
There are outdoor bush toilet facilities.
There is a well marked first aid station.
Small children are to be supervised at all times.
Dogs must be on a leash and cleaned up after – NO EXCEPTIONS
There will be several small cooking fires in addition to the main fire.
The organizer fire is designated for organizers and board members only.
POTLUCK is Saturday evening. If food contains common allergens, please ensure it is marked appropriately.
Sugar & Spice Catering will be on site for the weekend (except POTLUCK Saturday night).

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ANY QUESTIONS? Get in touch with your friendly neighborhood Harvest Gathering organizing team.
WORKSHOPS INCLUDE
 Edible Wild Foods ~ Herb Walks ~ Bowdrill Making ~ Flint &  Fire ~ Archery ~
Astronomy ~ Shelter Building ~ Cordage ~ Mushroom Identification ~ Leather Tanning
and many other Bushcraft learning opportunities!

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Registration Open ~ Harvest Gathering 2019!

Registration is now open for this Fall’s Harvest Gathering! Join a community of like minded nature enthusiasts, bushcrafters and survivalists for this family friendly educational weekend featuring workshops & demonstrations.

Follow the links below for more information and to stay up to date.

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OUR GATHERING IS COMING SOON!

Harvest Gathering 2017 is fast approaching! We spent the weekend setting up our workshop spaces and washroom facilities for the Gathering September 28 – October 1st.

Register in advance to save time at the registration desk and get straight to the gathering.

We will be updating our schedule this week and posting the newest version HERE. Check back often as the schedule can evolve as we approach the events.

Please note that several workshops do have a small material fee (usually between $5 – $15) and we will be doing a fundraiser corn roast Saturday during the Potluck dinner (fresh local corn for $2!). Additionally, a caterer will be onsite should you wish to buy food. Remember to bring something to share if you can for Saturday’s Potluck.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

We look forward to seeing the community our in force for this year’s Gathering.

~ Your Harvest Gathering Organizing Committee

 

 

Harvest Earth Skills Gathering Fall 2017

We are a network and community from southern Ontario and beyond. We come together to share skills that keep us rooted in the natural rhythms of nature and to engage in stewardship/caretaking projects as a way of giving back to the land that supports us. Twice a year (spring & fall) we gather in large numbers for the Harvest Earth Skills Gathering. It is a weekend of workshops, story telling, trading goods, sharing knowledge, and celebrating life.

The gatherings emphasis is on traditional & ancient earth-based skills that help us build deep relationships with nature while learning about its cycles and ecosystems through direct interaction. Creating a resilient culture of nature connection is our intention. No prior experience is required.

Who:

Harvest Gathering is run by a volunteer committee, committed to bringing friends, naturalists, and earth based skills workers together to celebrate the changing seasons, and to spend time learning from each other.

What:

A family oriented weekend of learning new things, socializing with like-minded people, and enjoying nature at it’s best. A full spectrum of short workshops will be offered over the weekend all run by participants.

Where:

Harvest Gathering takes place at different locations across Ontario. When you register you will be sent full set of travelling directions People come from all over Ontario to this event, so car pooling is highly recommended.

When:

The gathering will start in the Evening of Friday,October 7th, However, we can always use help setting up, so people arriving early are a wonderful benefit. Events run until Sunday. The opening fire starts promptly on Friday at 6:30pm. We highly recommend trying to make the entire weekend and being there by Friday night at the latest. This really helps us all come together as a unified village, however if this is not possible for you, then we understand.

Why:

Originally conceived to be a harvest celebration with friends and claimed space to make time for learning new skills, and then a gathering of alumni from the various wilderness living schools around Ontario. It has now grown to be an inclusive event for anyone with a love for nature and a desire to engage in earth based skills and culture.

How to Register:

Contact Us. or phone 705 201 1013.

Registrations will begin in August.

We ask everyone register in advance so that the organizers can get an accurate idea of what workshops and programs to run, and what numbers to expect/plan for. Registration also is the only way to receive driving directions, and further information about the weekend. We’re also saving paper and ink resources by using this online format, unlike registration at the event which requires consuming extra materials. All persons attending are asked to register in advance.

Cost:

We do not charge for this event, but we do ask for donations to purchase and maintain group equipment, including water tanks, pots/pans, firewood, use of land, supplies for stewardship project etc. The suggested donation to cover our expenses is $40. We also ask guests to contribute towards any pot luck meals we have for the weekend. Some workshops may have a cost to cover materials; such workshop costs will be specified on the schedule. You are also expected to help with camp chores such as: camp clean up, splitting firewood, setting up washing stations, cleaning outhouses, etc. You will be assigned a work crew upon arrival.