"Florida Earthskills Gathering takes place February 6-9, 2014"

With 75 nationally recognized instructors, there are plenty of activities for adults and kids. See the schedule for ideas, but realize that everything is subject to change, so check the BIG BOARD when you get on site. We guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy! The Florida Earthskills Gathering is a time to learn, share, and experience community and true sustainable living skills. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Day passes are $40 (2 workshops + 1 meal) and half-day passes are $15 (1 workshop). Workshops are at 1pm Thurs and at 9am and 1pm Fri-Sun. SPECIAL: Folks riding in by bicycle on the Hawthorne Trail, just continue across Hwy 301 and 1 mile along SE 65th Lane, enter by Gate #8 and receive 25% off your day pass! See you at Earthskills! Little Orange Creek Nature Park, 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, FL.

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Welcome!

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We invite people of all tribes to join with us in creating conscious community and celebrating our living, breathing planet. The Florida Earthskills Gathering is a unique blend of enthusiasts who bring abundant skills and a great spirit of co-creation to this homespun gathering. By gathering here, we acknowledge that the time is ripe for the two-leggeds (humans) to become more ecologically aware and to reclaim the true meaning of sustainability, which can only be achieved by living in symbiosis and harmony with our fragile Earth.

We hope that through experiential learning, objects and skills will be created to provide food and shelter, clean air and water, and greater awareness of how to heal the earth and ourselves. We’ve had enough of reality television, mind-numbing sports, and the never-ending media barrage. Here at the gathering, we play our own music, create our own games, weave our own dance, make our own reality, and live our lives with feet firmly planted on the ground. We grow food, we regard water and nature as precious resources, and we honor and respect all our relations. We seek to become a healing part of all that is good and beautiful about life on Earth, and to share this ecological awareness with others for many moons after the gathering has dispersed.

Leadership:

Leadership for the Florida Earthskills Gathering is shared by a core group of dedicated, community oriented earthskills practitioners. We work with a model of consensus decision making combined with defined areas of leadership. Event leaders for 2014 are Chuck Thomson, Emily Jernigan, Maria Minno, Mimi Moreno, Susan Marynowski, Terisa “Wren” Shoumate, and Willy TheLosen.

Event Details

Schedule:

The 2014 SCHEDULE is posted! Please come back and read all of the event details below:

Description:

The Florida Earthskills Gathering is a unique mix of resident and migratory earthskills practitioners. The Florida-based instructors are joined by many instructors from Rivercane, Falling Leaves, MAPS, Georgia Earthskills, and Firefly gatherings. Instructors and participants journey south to enjoy the mild winter and beautiful environs that North Florida offers.

event_detailsThis Florida convergence, taking place since 2011, is steadily growing and hosted about 400 participants in 2013. The 4th Florida Earthskills Gathering takes place 6-9 February 2014. The first circle convenes at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014. The early registration discount is offered until January 15, 2014. Participants, instructors, and work-traders, please visit the Registration page for details.

Location:

For its first three years, the Florida Earthskills Gathering was generously hosted by Michael Stevens at Finca Mycol. In 2014, the fledgling gathering will “leave the nest” to Little Orange Creek Nature Park, about 1.3 miles east of Hawthorne, FL, on Hwy 20. The main camp and demonstration area will be on 65 beautiful rolling acres on the south side of Hwy 20, with hiking and other activities taking place on the 1200+ acres on the north side of Hwy 20. Site address is: 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne, FL. Park information: http://littleorangecreek.org/

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Registration Info

Camper Registration:

The participant event donation is on a sliding scale of $160-$300, which includes camping for the entire weekend. Earlybird registration is $120-$300 through 15 JANUARY 2014. Online registration is $150-$300 from January 16 – February 2, 2014. Campers are welcome to arrive on Wednesday and leave on Monday. Breakfast and dinner are served at no cost. Lunch is on your own and lunch vendors will be available. Kids under 6 are free. Kids age 6-16 are 1/3 cost ($50-$100 sliding, no discount). Food and financial donations are always appreciated. Refund of 50% will be offered on all cancellations received by January 15. Non-refundable after January 15. Purchased tickets are transferable to another person, but only good for this event (not for future years).

Please click here to submit questions. Online registration is CLOSED.

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Day Visitor Registration:

Visitors are welcome to come to the event for one-half, one, or several days. If you register for more than one day, you are welcome to camp over. Full-day visits are $40. Full-day visitors may join campers for the evening meal and activities. Lower priced half-day and quick-look registration will be available. All visitor registration takes place ON SITE.

Instructor Registration:

Many instructors are returning from past years, but we are also always looking for new instructors with great ideas and skills to share. Instructors are generally offered expenses plus an honorarium for their efforts at making this such an informative event. Send an email to <floridaearthskillsinstructor@gmail.com> to discuss becoming a Florida Earthskills Gathering instructor. If you have not taught at our event in the past, please send a brief biography, pictures of your work, and references.

Work-Trade Registration:

Work-trade at the Florida Earthskills Gathering is a great way to get to know folks while helping make this event a special experience.  It is also a way to allow participation for those who might want to offer service for the sake of the community instead of dollars.  There are many skills that are necessary to set up and facilitate the event, and although the number of work-trade positions is limited, we are very appreciative of hard-working, dedicated and skilled applicants.

Work-trade participants are charged a small fee for the event, plus a deposit refundable upon satisfactory completion of work-trade assignments. Please send an e-mail to <flesgworktrade@gmail.com> for more information.

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