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The people who make Fertile Ground Gathering a success are you, our guests. It is our goal to make the Gathering an event that people want to return to again and again. Here are some things that guests of the Gathering in prior years have to say about their experiences.

"My partner and I want to express our gratitude for all of you at Fertile Ground. This was our first Beltane gathering and we could not have been more pleased with the community, the rituals were meaningful and moving, the wonderful and abundant food, the music, all of the many moments of both peace and levity. Still pondering our archetypes and planning ways to integrate magic more into our daily lives. Truly humbled by the enormous amount of thought and work that went into making Fertile Ground such a magnificent experience for us."
Kathryn - Baltimore, MD

"I have never felt so cared for at an event. From the moment you arrive you can feel yourself added to a much larger family, where everyone is included, cared for, and encouraged to learn and grow or simply to be as they are. It is the perfect embodiment of what Beltane has come to mean to me, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!"
Jen - Staunton, VA

"My favorite experience so far was last year's Mother's Day ritual. I have never felt so loved and honored as a woman as I did during that ritual. I still get teary-eyed just thinking about it today! It was so beautiful - so much care and love went into preparing that ritual and it was clearly evident to me as a participant."
Michelle - Manassas, VA

"[My favorite parts of FGG were] the good food, falling asleep listening to the crickets and waking up to the sounds of birds chirping."
Jeanet - Manassas Park, VA

"Another awesome thing was the nightly bonfires ... listening to the stories that were told, hanging out with the bands and dance troupes, listening to wonderful drumming and being welcomed by the band to drum along. There is always such a sense of "welcome" and family at the bonfires. And there's the fire itself which is just beautiful. It's such a nice end to each day's events."
Michelle - Manassas, VA

"My family and I have been the last two years and we just LOVE it! I plan to go next year and each one after that! So much fun, great people. "
Stacy - Dumfries, VA

"I wish everyone could experience it just once. It's truly life changing."
Brett - Richmond, VA

"This was my first festival and my first pagan gathering and it was amazing! Everyone did such an awesome job! Thank you and we'll see you next year!"
Emily - McLean, VA

"Everything was really perfect."
Erin - Reston, VA

"Very intriguing, very energizing and feeling of community felt like no place I've been before. "

"This is one kickin' wicked good event!"
Jane - Connecticut

"We had so much fun last year. We will see you next year."

"Teeheeheee! Can't wait!!"
Kellianna - Massachusetts

"This was a wonderful event & I can't wait for next year! "
Rhea - New York

"Treasure of memories, thank you fgg!"

Eleni - Herndon, VA

"Everyone was so great. This was my first time at FGG and I am thrilled to have been a part of this gathering and the community. I came away with such a good feeling and hope I can make it next year. I can't say enough. "

"What a wonderful weekend! It was so nice meeting new people and connecting a little more deeply with some old friends. The workshops were spectacular as was the Healing Garden and kitchen crew (and everything they put out). Just wow!"
Michelle - Manassas, VA

"This was my first time and it was amazing...I will definitely be coming again next year."

"This was my first year attending and even though I was only able to come on Saturday it was completely wonderful! All of the people there are amazing and the energy was fun. Thank you for letting me be a part of it :)"
Charity - Centreville, VA

"We had a FANTASTIC time!!!"
Terry - New Jersey

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