Gathered and Grown began for me as a passion, a side project, a dream. I wanted to build a business that allowed me to work my creative muscles, pushed me to learn and grow outside of my comfort zones, and empowered others to connect more deeply with the natural world and foster daily rituals for self care.
Beautiful things can happen when you put your dream out into the world. You learn a great deal about yourself and what you’re really willing to do to make this thing happen. You meet wonderful people who believe in you and your thing and become part of your dream’s story. You begin to see and connect with others who are breathing life into their dreams as well, and sometimes, if you’re open to it, your dream chasing powers combine and build on each other and new, even wilder dreams are born.
Today I’m so excited to share with you a new project hatched by myself and a friend and fellow mover and shaker who is making moves to put her dream into the world. After several weeks of long hours, heavy amounts of elbow grease, and tons of support from our friends, families and loving partners we are thrilled to introduce Groundswell, LLC – a lifestyle shop and working space dedicated to celebrating and fostering Wrangell’s creative community, and enhancing the everyday through beautiful, functional art.
Gathered and Grown has teamed up with our friend, The Florist and The Fisherman to establish a retail space and creative commons for the community of Wrangell, where local artist have a venue to share their wares with community members and visitors, and where community members can learn and develop creative and folk skills through workshops and classes held by their neighborhood makers and artisans.
Groundswell will be the new physical studio space for Gathered and Grown, as well as the home of Wrangell’s one and only florist.
We’re thrilled to officially open our doors to the public on Saturday, March 18th. If you’re a local Wrangellite, stop by our opening at 312 Front Street from 10-2, grab a snack and a beverage, and peruse our curated collection of local, handmade goods and fresh florals and potted plants. We would love to hear what creative endeavors you’re working on, and to share ideas for collaboration and workshop development.
Follow the happenings of Groundswell on Facebook and instagram, and if you’re an out of towner traveling through Southeast Alaska this spring or summer, stop in and see us downtown at 312 Front Street!