About Earthwork Harvest Gathering 2021
Sept 17 – 19
Thank you for your patience with us as we have deliberated over what we would do this year. After recently deciding to explore doing an event, we quickly realized that we didn’t have the ingredients we needed, with so many important members of our Harvest family having already made other plans, nor the time to put it together properly. Rather than forcing it, we have decided to take our time and look forward to coming back strong in 2022.
This year, during Harvest Gathering weekend, rather than building community on Earthwork Farm, or offering another virtual event, we are sincerely inviting you all to bring food to your own neighbors and build community in your own neighborhood! Sept 17-19, 2021.
If you’ve ever had a wonderful experience at Earthwork Harvest Gathering, we ask that you carry that positive energy into your community and share it in the form of whatever garden goods, treats, snacks, cookies or other goodies you might bring to the people living around you.
Love’s in need of love today.
And we want to encourage you to go out and see the many members of our musical family at their shows that weekend!
We also want to encourage you to support our festival community, with so many wonderful events being offered throughout the summer in our region.
We’ll be sharing some great stuff from our archives in the coming weeks and months, and will be in touch about Earthwork Volunteer Day, a sponsors reception event, and other events that we are supporting.
We thank you for your understanding and we ask that you trust that this is the right decision for our family and our team at this time.
We love you and we are grateful for all of your awesome support.
2020 Online Earthwork Harvest Gathering
Seth’s Recent Video Interviews
Seth Bernard & Peter Sinclair
Seth Bernard & Gary Peters
Welcome to the Gathering
Over the years, the Earthwork Harvest Gathering has been a community project that many people have worked hard to bring to life for the sake of community enrichment. This is long term cultural work we are doing together and it is something that belongs to each of us in a personal way. For our family, it has shaped our lives and the landscape of our farm. We are so grateful to give and receive in this labor of love, to offer our space and our best efforts and to receive such generosity and reciprocity through the seasons.
In the first decade of Harvest Gathering, we barely broke even. In the second decade we were able to make some significant and lasting infrastructure changes and upgrades to the farm that our community was able to observe and take pride in. A new roof on the barn. A new well serving the humans, plants and animals with clean water. New stages. Electrical upgrades.
About 10% of the overall money that comes in has been able to go back to our family in recent years. About 25% of the money that comes in has gone to paying our core team of staff and contractors that help make the whole organization run not just the weekend of Harvest Gathering but year-round.
This year we are accepting donations to help us pay the good people who have created what we are offering and to help keep Earthwork Farm thriving as a community hub for years to come. We need to raise funds for barn restoration and other infrastructure work on the farm. Music artists and workshop panel hosts will also be able to receive your donations.
Our goal is to raise $28,000 in September. Anything you can do to help us will be meaningful.
Anyone who contributes $100 or more will be entered into a prize drawing and eligible to win packages of farm goods and gift certificates from our sponsors.
We will also be auctioning off a brand new Martin guitar from our longtime sponsors Elderly Instruments!
In this time of uncertainty and upheaval, it is painful to not be able to gather in person in the way that we have through the years.
While we have been grieving the absence of this cultural ritual as we have known it, we are also pouring our effort and vision into offering inspiring content with tools for community resilience, in alignment with our mission and the legacy that you all have helped to create.