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June 4th and 5th 2022

The Cattail Nature Skills Gathering is a chance to learn about wilderness skills such as friction fire, wildlife tracking, flint knapping, wild edible and useful plants, woodworking, herbalism, campcraft, nature awareness, as well as self-sufficiency and homesteading.  Over the course of the weekend talented instructors will lead workshops, music and stories will be enjoyed beside the fire and a chance for a deeper connection to Nature and community will be abundant.

Having been heavily involved with the Maine Primitive Gathering and the New England Primitive Skills Gathering for many years, the organizer of Cattail created this gathering to continue the tradition of creating community around a mutual love of living and learning close to Nature.

Bring your family, camp out, spend time by the fire, make lifelong friends, learn a ton and feel at home.  We can’t wait to see you and learn from you!

Special Pre Gathering Event on Friday Night!

DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil 
by Arm of the Sea

White Memorial Conservation Center – Activity Field
Litchfield, CT
Friday, June 3, 7pm

**In case of rain, the performance will move to the Activity Shed** 


Where does food “come from” and from what is it made? Here’s a lively primer for urban bumpkins and upcountry gardeners of all ages. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath—revealing the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi’s dance of mutual delight, and the microbes’ herculean labors. Featuring live music and a myriad of puppet figures ranging from 12 inches to 12 feet tall, the show reminds earthly residents of all ages how profoundly essential is the ground beneath their feet. Bring your picnic blankets and folding chairs for this outdoor spectacle. 

Trailer – CLICK HERE

Arm-of-the-Sea is an award-winning arts ensemble –and Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient– based in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

This FREE outdoor performance is presented as part of the 2022 Cattail Gathering.


This is a drug, alcohol and firearms free event