We are proud to announce the establishment of the Woven Roots Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the Gaia organizing team. Woven Roots Collective offers educational and experiential programming that cultivates opportunities for connection, healing, wisdom sharing, creative expression, ceremony, and celebration- both within in our local communities and beyond. Woven Roots will continue to nurture The Gaia Gathering as well as additional community events.
VISION, VALUES & PURPOSE
An Emergent Approach:
As a newly forming organization, we are intentionally allowing for slow growth development. We are deeply rooting into our our values and exploring how to take action with purpose, care and integrity. Here is a working list that reflects our collective values:
Care for the Whole
Reverence for Nature
As our roots grow, you'll find more above ground expressions of our Vision, Values & Purpose here.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
The fundraising focus of Woven Roots Collective supports our commitment to making all of our events more accessible and inclusive. Currently the Equity Fund provides subsidized ticketing to The Gaia Gathering. We aspire for the Equity Fund to be a resource that supports multiple community events a year and establishes sustainable systems of equity within all realms of our work.
Please explore the Opportunities to Support below or download the PDF here.
Once you are clear on the best option, submit your pledge!
Opportunities to Support Woven Roots Collective:
Dedicated Donation to our Equity Fund:
Support our commitment to making our event an accessible and inclusive. The Equity Fund is a perpetual fund established to meet the diverse needs within our community.
This year the Equity Fund will create subsidized ticketing for The Gaia Gathering. Future use of the fund will further our efforts to maintain equitable access to all of our events and to share resources with our wider community.
Any amount is welcome and the Equity Fund can be supported through both tax-deductible donation and event-sponsorship.
Tax-deductible Donations to the Woven Roots Collective:
The Woven Roots Collective is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization started by The Gaia Gathering organizing team. Woven Roots will continue to nurture The Gaia Gathering and eventually offer additional community focused events.
Any donation made to Woven Roots Collective, Inc. will be tax-deductible for you or your business. Contact us to learn more.
Sponsorship of The Gaia Gathering:
Fiscal sponsorship is a great way to support our mission of nourishing community and providing educational experiences with herbalism, justice, healing, and sustainable life-ways.
These sponsorships provide funding for teacher and staff compensation, nourishing food, rentals fees, and equipment needed for our weekend event.
Purchasing sponsorship through our tiered levels allows you to promote your business or organization in tangible ways. Read more below to find out how to engage in this wonderful form of reciprocity.
THIS YEARS GUIDING TEXT:
by adrienne maree brown
“Emergent Strategy is an examination of where our movements have been and offers a framework for resistance that is rooted in the miracles of nature, decentralized, collective leadership, and personal, relational, organizational, and movement-wide transformation. Brown not only inspires me to resist, but to do in the most beautiful, joyful, creative, sustainable, collective and effective ways.”
—Andrea, J. Ritchie
As an emerging organization, we engage with many sources of inspiration. Here is a working list that supports and informs the work we are bringing forward:
Emergent Strategy by adreienne maree brown
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
EQUITY & JUSTICE IN ORGANIZING:
AORTA: Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance
CoCo: Centre for Community Organizations
CommunityWise: Resources & Tools for Nonprofits
Accessibility Guidelines for Organizers and Facilitators
Charlottesville Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Sociocracy: Sociocracy for All
HERBALISM & HEALING:
Emergent Herbalism: Plants, people, and culture
Social Justice & Activism in Herbalism