Cattail Gathering 2019

The Cattail Gathering  is a chance to learn about wilderness skills such as friction fire, wildlife tracking, flint knapping, wild edible and useful plants, woodworking, herbalism, campcraft, nature awareness, as well as self-sufficiency and homesteading.  Over the course of the weekend, talented instructors in these areas will lead workshops on the landscape of White Memorial Foundations 4000 acres of diverse forest and wetland.

Having been heavily involved with the Maine Primitive Gathering and the New England Primitive Skills Gathering for many years, the organizer of Cattail created this gathering to continue the tradition of creating community around a mutual love of living and learning close to Nature.

Bring your family, camp out, spend time by the fire, make lifelong friends, learn a ton and feel at home.  We can’t wait to see you and learn from you!

This is a drug, alcohol and firearms free event!

This Gofundme campaign is a way for you to preregister for the Gathering in order to help support the upfront costs.  Some people have also donated above the entrance fee to further support the hard work and overhead costs that goes into this community event.  See below for details on registration and donations and the Gatherings website  for other logistics and questions.  

Entrance Fee:
The fee for the Gathering is on a sliding scale of $20 to $50 for the weekend (1 or both days.)  Children 12 and under come for free with paying adult.  Those over 60 years are invited to attend free of charge.  
Please specify the number of participants when you donate!

You are required to bring your own meals.  Fire pits are located at each campsite and the main area and can be used for cooking (the main fire can only be used to cook when not in use for workshops ie. mealtimes).

Camping fee is $18 per site for Friday and Saturday night at White Memorial Conservation Center’s Windmill Hill campground.  There are campsites pre-reserved for the gathering.
Please add a comment to your donation to reserve a site!!!

Camping arrival time on Friday starts at 6 pm.  Please come by the Mott Van Whinkle building to check in.

With great thanks
Andy Dobos

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  • William Heyne 
    • $65 
    • 5 mos
  • Heather Henson 
    • $98 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Jessie Moscarello 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
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    • $38 
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Andrew Dobos 
Northfield, CT
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