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Greetings, everyone.

As a result of the current global health crisis, Fertile Ground Gathering 2020 has been canceled.

This was not an easy decision for us on the staff; we love the Gathering as much as you all do. We love seeing so many of you again and again each year, and we love meeting new people and welcoming them to the community as well. But at our staff meeting yesterday, we came to the unanimous consensus that as much as it breaks our hearts to do so, the needs and safety of the community, our patrons, our presenters, our special guests, and our staff are paramount, so we have to close the door on this year's event.

We have already reached out to our presenters and performers and invited them to come be a part of the Gathering next year, and we hope that you all will be a part of it as well.

For those of you who have already registered and paid, we will be sending you full refunds within the next week or so. If you would prefer, instead, for us to keep your paid registration so that you are already signed up and ready to go for FGG 2021 (which we anticipate will run from April 29 through May 2), please send us an email ( to let us know. We realize that the current situation is making things financially difficult for many people, though, so if we do not hear from you by this Wednesday, March 18, we will issue you a refund in full.

We're terribly sorry that we had to make this decision, but we believe it was the only one we could make in order to ensure the continued safety of everyone who is a part of the remarkable community of Fertile Ground Gathering.

Please stay safe, and we hope to see you all next year, when we come back with a renewed spirit!

-The Staff of Fertile Ground Gathering

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