Gather Victoria is creating Wild & Ancestral Food, Magical Cookery & Seasonal Celebration
166

patrons

$1,291
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

Tiers
A Gathering Diary
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
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! 
Gathers Monthly Almanac of Seasonal Wildcrafting and Herbal Cookery
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
This NEW Patron Reward will be available to Gather Patrons each month beginning this June - no waiting to reach our funding goal to receive this reward!  This almanac will feature seasonal wild plants and healing herbs, along with recipes, preservation techniques, medicinal uses, culinary history and magical lore - every single month! Some of this material will eventually be used in the Gather E-Cookbooks, but Patrons will able to access this material in advance. This also gives me a chance to work out the kinks, formatting etc. for the E-Cookbooks so please let me know what you like & what you'd like to see more of! 
Advance Pages from Gather E-Cookbooks & Free Digital Access
$5 or more per month 81 patrons
Once we reach our funding goal (because I need the camera to take hi-resolution photos required for hard copy cookbooks) I will begin work on two Gather Cookbooks. The first, "Celebrating The Herstory of Food: A Seasonal Almanac of Magical Recipes" takes a culinary pilgrimage through the Great Wheel of the Year, weaving plant lore & food history together into magical recipes, menus and celebrations for each season. The second, "Wild Condiments: Preserving Nature's Bounty for Health, Healing & Culinary Delight" explores how to wildcraft and prepare seasonal relishes, ketchups, chutneys, pestos, pickles, salsa, antipasto, jellies and sauces.  Those that donate $5.00 a month will receive digital advance book pages from these cookbooks and free digital access to the cookbooks in full, as they are completed. But until then, you'll also receive digital access to "Gather's Monthly Almanac of Seasonal Wildcrafting and Herbal Cookery" - also at the $5.00 level. (see above)
How to Videos & Online Workshops
$10 or more per month 22 patrons
Once we reach our funding goal, I will begin creating a series of "how to" videos that will cover everything from ethical and sustainable harvesting to cooking with wild edibles, to merging the healing arts of herbs and yoga. In these videos you'll learn how to make some of Gather's most popular dishes like Wildcrafted Herb Cheese, Venus Vinegar, and Woodland Tonic Syrup, plus you'll discover how to create calming Chakra Balancing Teas and energy boosting treats. And much more besides!  Patrons at this level will receive free access to all the workshop videos as they are created.  I'm working on these now and will begin releasing the first of these videos by this autumn! 
Local Wild Cookery Walks & Monthly Gatherings
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
This NEW Patreon Reward is for those locals who live near by. Each month we’ll explore a different local terrain/terroir (from the beach to the forest) taste the plants in season, learn about their culinary history and medicinal uses, and enjoy wildcrafted herbal teas, plus a treat or two. I'm looking forward to wildcrafting and chatting with you! (Minimum of 8 supporters for this reward.)
Gather Tonic Syrups
$20 or more per month 17 patrons
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.  Once our baseline funding goal is met, these syrups will be delivered four times a year (spring, summer, fall winter).  The first of these Tonic Syrups will go out to Gather Patrons this Summer.
Wildcrafted Magical Goodies
$75 or more per month 4 patrons
Once our baseline funding goal is met, 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 etc). In great gratitude, these small batch, handcrafted items will be delivered to you four times a year, spring, summer, fall & winter! 
Goals
$1,000 – reached! per month
Once I reach my goal of $1,000.00 I will spring into action and begin releasing Patreon Rewards!
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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

Recent posts by Gather Victoria

Tiers
A Gathering Diary
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
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! 
Gathers Monthly Almanac of Seasonal Wildcrafting and Herbal Cookery
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
This NEW Patron Reward will be available to Gather Patrons each month beginning this June - no waiting to reach our funding goal to receive this reward!  This almanac will feature seasonal wild plants and healing herbs, along with recipes, preservation techniques, medicinal uses, culinary history and magical lore - every single month! Some of this material will eventually be used in the Gather E-Cookbooks, but Patrons will able to access this material in advance. This also gives me a chance to work out the kinks, formatting etc. for the E-Cookbooks so please let me know what you like & what you'd like to see more of! 
Advance Pages from Gather E-Cookbooks & Free Digital Access
$5 or more per month 81 patrons
Once we reach our funding goal (because I need the camera to take hi-resolution photos required for hard copy cookbooks) I will begin work on two Gather Cookbooks. The first, "Celebrating The Herstory of Food: A Seasonal Almanac of Magical Recipes" takes a culinary pilgrimage through the Great Wheel of the Year, weaving plant lore & food history together into magical recipes, menus and celebrations for each season. The second, "Wild Condiments: Preserving Nature's Bounty for Health, Healing & Culinary Delight" explores how to wildcraft and prepare seasonal relishes, ketchups, chutneys, pestos, pickles, salsa, antipasto, jellies and sauces.  Those that donate $5.00 a month will receive digital advance book pages from these cookbooks and free digital access to the cookbooks in full, as they are completed. But until then, you'll also receive digital access to "Gather's Monthly Almanac of Seasonal Wildcrafting and Herbal Cookery" - also at the $5.00 level. (see above)
How to Videos & Online Workshops
$10 or more per month 22 patrons
Once we reach our funding goal, I will begin creating a series of "how to" videos that will cover everything from ethical and sustainable harvesting to cooking with wild edibles, to merging the healing arts of herbs and yoga. In these videos you'll learn how to make some of Gather's most popular dishes like Wildcrafted Herb Cheese, Venus Vinegar, and Woodland Tonic Syrup, plus you'll discover how to create calming Chakra Balancing Teas and energy boosting treats. And much more besides!  Patrons at this level will receive free access to all the workshop videos as they are created.  I'm working on these now and will begin releasing the first of these videos by this autumn! 
Local Wild Cookery Walks & Monthly Gatherings
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
This NEW Patreon Reward is for those locals who live near by. Each month we’ll explore a different local terrain/terroir (from the beach to the forest) taste the plants in season, learn about their culinary history and medicinal uses, and enjoy wildcrafted herbal teas, plus a treat or two. I'm looking forward to wildcrafting and chatting with you! (Minimum of 8 supporters for this reward.)
Gather Tonic Syrups
$20 or more per month 17 patrons
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.  Once our baseline funding goal is met, these syrups will be delivered four times a year (spring, summer, fall winter).  The first of these Tonic Syrups will go out to Gather Patrons this Summer.
Wildcrafted Magical Goodies
$75 or more per month 4 patrons
Once our baseline funding goal is met, 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 etc). In great gratitude, these small batch, handcrafted items will be delivered to you four times a year, spring, summer, fall & winter!