Gather Victoria is creating Wild & Ancestral Food, Magical Cookery & Seasonal Celebration
292

patrons

$2,498
per month

Gather Victoria weaves plant lore, food history and magical folklore into enchanting recipes & menus that celebrate the bounty of each season. Featuring the ancestral plants at the heart of our oldest & most sacred food traditions, we seek a deeper spiritual connection to nature through the food we eat.

I want to start by saying THANK-YOU for every single message of support and enthusiasm you leave on Gather's blog and social media pages. Five years ago Gather began with a sole (soul) mission - to celebrate the old ways of honouring and living in harmony with the earth. And today I'm filled with such joy, gratitude and hope that our message resonates with so many of you - and it makes all the energy & love poured into Gather so worthwhile.

By far two most consistent requests Gather receives are for a cookbook and online workshops - so I’m going to do my very best to bring them to you. But these new projects will require oodles of additional time, monetary resources, a real professional camera & gear (not my cellphone!). Hard copy cookbooks need a certain resolution of images/megapixels which are not being provided by my phone camera. I need a pretty expensive SLR camera, tripod and fancy lens which will come out to about $3500.00 all told! And that's on the cheap end! And for the video's I also need to purchase technical equipment, editing software, hard drives for storage - oh the list goes on! It all really adds up!

So I'm asking for help to make these projects a reality by launching a Patreon account. Patreon takes the tradition of being “a patron of the arts” and combines it with crowdfunding i.e. Kickstarter or Indiegogo. But instead of funding a specific project with one lump sum, Patreon allows "patrons" to donate small amounts of money on a monthly basis to support the work of people they enjoy and believe in. Those who donate are usually rewarded with Patreon Rewards as a gesture of thanks for their contribution. See the Patreon Reward sidebar at right, and Canadians remember your pledges will be made in American dollars! (If you are interested in donating directly please go to the PayPal button on the Gather website)

Patrons at the $3.00 level and above will receive access to my Gathering Diary and patrons at $5.00 level and above will be able to access previews to Gather's Seasonal Wildcrafting and Herbal Cookery Ebooks - and they will be chock full of seasonal wild plants and healing herbs, along with recipes, preservation techniques, medicinal uses, culinary history and magical lore!

Plus, please remember your support literally buys me time to create more Gather blog posts, share more recipes, and make more videos - period. In the past few months I've released nearly double the posts and videos than ever before. So let's just say your patronage will help Gather serve you better, and bring you even more wild food, herbal recipes and magical inspiration!



Please let me know if there something else you'd like as a Patreon Reward. Or something that you'd like to see more of. I'm happy to develop new directions (and most probably will) as we go along!  And for those who can't afford to contribute, I completely understand, but just sharing this page would help a lot!

Again, I want to thank-you for just being there! I'm proud to be part of a growing community who cares deeply about reconnecting with the ancestral foods, seasonal cycles and healing wisdom of our mother the earth. May many blessings find you and your loved ones! 

Warmly,
Danielle XO

P.S. Please see the first post for 2019 - you'll find current updates for this year! 
Tiers
A Gathering Diary
$3 or more per month (sold out!)
I’m out foraging and cooking with wild foods almost everyday, but there just isn't enough time to write recipes for everything I find or experiment with in the kitchen. In my personal gathering diary I keep photos of the many plants I come across, as well as notes and recipe ideas, some of which make it to the blog -some not. After all not everything works out! So by sharing my diary I hope to give Patrons a better idea of the wide variety of delicious edibles and healing herbs on offer each season, and how I'm preserving, cooking and making medicine with them. Hopefully it will inspire you to experiment along with me! 
Seasonal Wildcrafting E-Cookery Book
$5 or more per month

Running at just under 200 pages Wildcrafting Culinary Magic is chock full wild plants, backyard and healing herbs, berries and blossoms, along with recipes, preservation techniques, medicinal uses, culinary history and magical lore! And it will continue to grow with new recipes for the coming spring. Then this summer,  after posting a few more recipes in each section (plus the addition of some of the most popular recipes from the Gather website) the book will undergo some tweaking and complete its transformation into a real live hard copy cookbook. Cookbook Patrons will receive a free digital download of the completed book. These recipe previews give you a chance to try out some of these recipes now - and give me a chance to work out the kinks, formatting etc. for the future cookbook! So please let me know what you like & what you'd like to see more of! 

NEW! The Divine Cuisine of The Goddess
$5 or more per month

As a $5.00 Cookbook Patron, you'll not only receive digital access to "Gather's Seasonal Wildcrafting E-Cookery Book"  but starting in late spring you'll also receive recipe previews for this new Gather Cookbook. Served with a dollop of history, a dash of the wild and spiced with the folklore of ancestral food magic it explores the sacred cuisine of the great goddesses of antiquity. There will be manner of delicious offerings once laid on temple altars and consumed in her seasonal feasts - like cake! There will honey cakes, date cakes, fruit & nut cakes, sweet buns, cookies and cheesecakes (many filled with ancient grains, seeds, wild and magical herbs, blossoms and forest berries!) as well as traditional libations like herb-infused wines, beers, mead, spiked floral milks sweetened with honey, as well dishes of wild greens and fresh cheeses like the Roman Moretum (a kind of pesto) made in honour of the Goddess Cybele, The Great Mother. From the British Isles, Europe, Russia, the Asian Steppes, Persia, and beyond, this guide to celebrating the magical foods and feasts of the goddess, weaves storytelling, ritual, plant and food magic together in enchanting recipes and menus for each season. 

How to Videos & Online Workshops
$10 or more per month

Starting in 2019....videos that will take you through the wheel of the year, learning what, when to harvest & preserve for your pantry. So many condiments and spices beloved to my cooking (and therefore found in so many recipes) probably aren’t in your cupboard. And as you receive the Gather Cookbook as part of your $10.00 Patron Reward it makes sense to create videos that will help you harvest the herbs and prepare the condiments one needs for creating a little wildcrafted “cuisine”.  So beginning in spring with new greens and blossoms, I’ll show you what to harvest each season and how to preserve it for your pantry -and much more besides! Note: $10.00 patrons also receive the Gather Cookbook previews.

Gather Tonic Syrups
$20 or more per month (sold out!)

Woodland Tonic Syrup is Gather's most popularly requested item for purchase - but we don't sell products! However for our Patrons I will lovingly make and send out Gather's most beloved Tonic Syrups made from seasonal & medicinal herbs, blossoms, berries, roots etc.  These syrups will be delivered four times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter).  Shipping free in Canada & US. Gather Patrons at the $20.00 level will also receive the rewards from the $5.00 and $10.00 tiers. 


(NOTE: Because so many of you are requesting these syrups I'm raising the cap from 30-35. There may be more spots coming - we'll see! Next batch of syrups going out in spring)

Wildcrafted Magical Goodies
$75 or more per month only 6 left

Those that donate $75.00 or more monthly will receive a seasonal selection of Gather’s wildcrafted magical goodies. This might include a tonic syrup, a tea, vinegars, herbal finishing salts, tinctures, oils, bitters, floral extracts etc). In great gratitude, these small batch, handcrafted items will be delivered to you four times a year, spring, summer, fall & winter! Note: Gather Patrons at the $75.00 level will also receive the rewards from the $5.00 and $10.00 tiers - and their Goody Boxes will also include the Tonic Syrups from the $20.00 tier.  Next batch of boxes go out in May.

Goals
$2,000 – reached! per month
Reaching this target brings some financial stability - meaning I can really relax, get settled in and on track with 2019 Patreon Goals. Plus a whole new world of possibility and exploration opens...and I'm dreaming of what will come next! 
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Gather Victoria weaves plant lore, food history and magical folklore into enchanting recipes & menus that celebrate the bounty of each season. Featuring the ancestral plants at the heart of our oldest & most sacred food traditions, we seek a deeper spiritual connection to nature through the food we eat.

I want to start by saying THANK-YOU for every single message of support and enthusiasm you leave on Gather's blog and social media pages. Five years ago Gather began with a sole (soul) mission - to celebrate the old ways of honouring and living in harmony with the earth. And today I'm filled with such joy, gratitude and hope that our message resonates with so many of you - and it makes all the energy & love poured into Gather so worthwhile.

By far two most consistent requests Gather receives are for a cookbook and online workshops - so I’m going to do my very best to bring them to you. But these new projects will require oodles of additional time, monetary resources, a real professional camera & gear (not my cellphone!). Hard copy cookbooks need a certain resolution of images/megapixels which are not being provided by my phone camera. I need a pretty expensive SLR camera, tripod and fancy lens which will come out to about $3500.00 all told! And that's on the cheap end! And for the video's I also need to purchase technical equipment, editing software, hard drives for storage - oh the list goes on! It all really adds up!

So I'm asking for help to make these projects a reality by launching a Patreon account. Patreon takes the tradition of being “a patron of the arts” and combines it with crowdfunding i.e. Kickstarter or Indiegogo. But instead of funding a specific project with one lump sum, Patreon allows "patrons" to donate small amounts of money on a monthly basis to support the work of people they enjoy and believe in. Those who donate are usually rewarded with Patreon Rewards as a gesture of thanks for their contribution. See the Patreon Reward sidebar at right, and Canadians remember your pledges will be made in American dollars! (If you are interested in donating directly please go to the PayPal button on the Gather website)

Patrons at the $3.00 level and above will receive access to my Gathering Diary and patrons at $5.00 level and above will be able to access previews to Gather's Seasonal Wildcrafting and Herbal Cookery Ebooks - and they will be chock full of seasonal wild plants and healing herbs, along with recipes, preservation techniques, medicinal uses, culinary history and magical lore!

Plus, please remember your support literally buys me time to create more Gather blog posts, share more recipes, and make more videos - period. In the past few months I've released nearly double the posts and videos than ever before. So let's just say your patronage will help Gather serve you better, and bring you even more wild food, herbal recipes and magical inspiration!



Please let me know if there something else you'd like as a Patreon Reward. Or something that you'd like to see more of. I'm happy to develop new directions (and most probably will) as we go along!  And for those who can't afford to contribute, I completely understand, but just sharing this page would help a lot!

Again, I want to thank-you for just being there! I'm proud to be part of a growing community who cares deeply about reconnecting with the ancestral foods, seasonal cycles and healing wisdom of our mother the earth. May many blessings find you and your loved ones! 

Warmly,
Danielle XO

P.S. Please see the first post for 2019 - you'll find current updates for this year! 

Recent posts by Gather Victoria

Tiers
A Gathering Diary
$3 or more per month (sold out!)
I’m out foraging and cooking with wild foods almost everyday, but there just isn't enough time to write recipes for everything I find or experiment with in the kitchen. In my personal gathering diary I keep photos of the many plants I come across, as well as notes and recipe ideas, some of which make it to the blog -some not. After all not everything works out! So by sharing my diary I hope to give Patrons a better idea of the wide variety of delicious edibles and healing herbs on offer each season, and how I'm preserving, cooking and making medicine with them. Hopefully it will inspire you to experiment along with me! 
Seasonal Wildcrafting E-Cookery Book
$5 or more per month

Running at just under 200 pages Wildcrafting Culinary Magic is chock full wild plants, backyard and healing herbs, berries and blossoms, along with recipes, preservation techniques, medicinal uses, culinary history and magical lore! And it will continue to grow with new recipes for the coming spring. Then this summer,  after posting a few more recipes in each section (plus the addition of some of the most popular recipes from the Gather website) the book will undergo some tweaking and complete its transformation into a real live hard copy cookbook. Cookbook Patrons will receive a free digital download of the completed book. These recipe previews give you a chance to try out some of these recipes now - and give me a chance to work out the kinks, formatting etc. for the future cookbook! So please let me know what you like & what you'd like to see more of! 

NEW! The Divine Cuisine of The Goddess
$5 or more per month

As a $5.00 Cookbook Patron, you'll not only receive digital access to "Gather's Seasonal Wildcrafting E-Cookery Book"  but starting in late spring you'll also receive recipe previews for this new Gather Cookbook. Served with a dollop of history, a dash of the wild and spiced with the folklore of ancestral food magic it explores the sacred cuisine of the great goddesses of antiquity. There will be manner of delicious offerings once laid on temple altars and consumed in her seasonal feasts - like cake! There will honey cakes, date cakes, fruit & nut cakes, sweet buns, cookies and cheesecakes (many filled with ancient grains, seeds, wild and magical herbs, blossoms and forest berries!) as well as traditional libations like herb-infused wines, beers, mead, spiked floral milks sweetened with honey, as well dishes of wild greens and fresh cheeses like the Roman Moretum (a kind of pesto) made in honour of the Goddess Cybele, The Great Mother. From the British Isles, Europe, Russia, the Asian Steppes, Persia, and beyond, this guide to celebrating the magical foods and feasts of the goddess, weaves storytelling, ritual, plant and food magic together in enchanting recipes and menus for each season. 

How to Videos & Online Workshops
$10 or more per month

Starting in 2019....videos that will take you through the wheel of the year, learning what, when to harvest & preserve for your pantry. So many condiments and spices beloved to my cooking (and therefore found in so many recipes) probably aren’t in your cupboard. And as you receive the Gather Cookbook as part of your $10.00 Patron Reward it makes sense to create videos that will help you harvest the herbs and prepare the condiments one needs for creating a little wildcrafted “cuisine”.  So beginning in spring with new greens and blossoms, I’ll show you what to harvest each season and how to preserve it for your pantry -and much more besides! Note: $10.00 patrons also receive the Gather Cookbook previews.

Gather Tonic Syrups
$20 or more per month (sold out!)

Woodland Tonic Syrup is Gather's most popularly requested item for purchase - but we don't sell products! However for our Patrons I will lovingly make and send out Gather's most beloved Tonic Syrups made from seasonal & medicinal herbs, blossoms, berries, roots etc.  These syrups will be delivered four times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter).  Shipping free in Canada & US. Gather Patrons at the $20.00 level will also receive the rewards from the $5.00 and $10.00 tiers. 


(NOTE: Because so many of you are requesting these syrups I'm raising the cap from 30-35. There may be more spots coming - we'll see! Next batch of syrups going out in spring)

Wildcrafted Magical Goodies
$75 or more per month only 6 left

Those that donate $75.00 or more monthly will receive a seasonal selection of Gather’s wildcrafted magical goodies. This might include a tonic syrup, a tea, vinegars, herbal finishing salts, tinctures, oils, bitters, floral extracts etc). In great gratitude, these small batch, handcrafted items will be delivered to you four times a year, spring, summer, fall & winter! Note: Gather Patrons at the $75.00 level will also receive the rewards from the $5.00 and $10.00 tiers - and their Goody Boxes will also include the Tonic Syrups from the $20.00 tier.  Next batch of boxes go out in May.