Journal / Wild Life
January 07, 2020
A new year, a new decade, a fresh start for things ahead, and a beautiful time to pause and reflect on all the footsteps, tumbles, leaps, and plunges into the unknown that brought us here. Read on for exciting news of what's to come in 2020!
December 17, 2019
(From the Journal archives:) These darker days afford us the opportunity to slow our pace and shift our focus inward. When we embrace the cyclical change in season – the dark, the cozy, the heavier days – we can learn to find and connect more with our own light. The darkness can be a great teacher, helping to uncover strengths and parts of ourselves we otherwise might not recognize. The darkness helps to renew and restore our bodies and minds , and prepares us for our inevitable return toward the light.
September 17, 2019
With the warm smell of alder smoke in the air and the steady gurgle of the pressure canner bubbling away on the stovetop, I spent the last weekend salting, smoking, and canning this summer’s catch of king, coho, and sockeye salmon.
Like processing any food you’ve caught or grown yourself, smoking and canning fish is truly a labor of love.
September 10, 2019
This spring Gathered and Grown initiated our Community Give Back Program: 2% of all profits are donated quarterly to our local Parks and Recreation Department to maintain green spaces and help kiddos access outdoor programming.
With your support, this spring and summer’s Community Give Back Program donations funded scholarships for the WPR Summer Recreation Program!