Saturday May 4
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Craft Lodge C
Morning yoga is an opportunity to re-calibrate our whole selves as we transition from night to day. This gentle class will awaken our bodies, our minds, and our spirits with a bit of movement, breathwork, and meditation. Like the sunrise that transitions our days from darkness to light, the class will transition our minds, muscles, and joints from the cold, stiff slumber of night and reawaken and warm them in preparation for the adventures that Fertile Ground Gathering offers. Bring your yoga mat and a strap or belt and join in taking your body from sleepy to energized and ready for the day. All levels welcome.
7:30AM - 9:00AM
Registration is Open
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Feast Hall Porch
Workshop Block A
9:00AM - 12:00PM
12:15PM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 2:45PM
Among us we have those who have chosen to serve in a way that requires courage and self-sacrifice at a level that many people never know.
Each year, Fertile Ground Gathering honors those who place themselves, their lives, their futures at risk for the benefit of us all.
Former Marine Irene Glasse will lead the Warrior Blessing Ritual, at 2PM on Saturday as a way to remember those who have served, recognize those who are serving, and honor those who will serve in the future. It is specifically intended for those who are former- or active-duty military and their families, as well as Emergency Services personnel.
Those who are not warriors or family themselves are also welcome to attend the ritual to hold space and offer honor and gratitude.
Attending this ritual is free for all military and former military, as well as Emergency Services personnel, whether or not they are paying guests of Fertile Ground Gathering. If you are not already attending the Gathering and would like to attend the Blessing, we also invite you to join us for a cook-out lunch starting at 12:15.
If you wish to have lunch with us and are not already attending Fertile Ground Gathering, please send us a message to let us know that you will be coming so that we can ensure there is food for everyone.
We, the Fertile Ground Gathering staff, thank you for your service.
Workshop Block B
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Meets in A Unit field
This class will travel and end in Craft Lodge B.
5:15PM - 5:45PM
Every year at Fertile Ground Gathering, we dance the Maypole. It is a symbol of different things to people from different traditions, but it is something we always return to year after year.
By Saturday afternoon, we will have set in place the protections for the event, and awakened ourselves to the working we are a part of.
Come join us at a familiar place: the Maypole that stands in ritual field, as we dance it and weave it...and then leave it behind in our minds and begin a journey out of what we think of as real; a journey into the liminal space between worlds that we will not complete until the next morning.
This ritual will offer movement for those who wish, and an opportunity to hold space for those who prefer. We encourage you to bring chairs or cushions to sit upon if you would like to have them.
6:30PM - 7:45PM
8:15PM - 9:15PM
9:30 - 10:30PM
The wards have been set. Our minds are in the right space. We have set aside the everyday, danced to bring in the May, and stepped into liminal space, one and all.
But where do we go from here?
The moon is dark and we walk in shadow. Then...lights half-seen in the distance draw us forward; figures cloaked in shadow beckon, and we step farther from what we know, farther from the real, and dare to explore all that is possible in the realm without limits.
Join us on Saturday evening as a magical performance by Kindred Crow leads directly into ritual space as we walk together to the Bonfire Circle to connect to the Divine in sacred work.
Saturday Night Bonfire