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Our story
After many years of dreaming about relocating back to Andy’s hometown of Marquette, MI, we were thrilled when the opportunity to move
presented itself!

After calling the Fox Valley home for over 20 years it was bittersweet when we decided to take the 
plunge, but in our hearts we knew the U.P was where we were needed to be. The warmth and community mindedness of it's people along with the beauty of the area brought us joy for years before we loaded up kids, dogs, a household and business so it wasn't hard to make the leap. 

Now that we are here we know we made the right decision and say on a regular basis that we love where we live. My family, and our businesses work daily to be positive additions to Marquette and we hope that when visiting The Gathered Earth you can feel the love we have for this place too. 

Best wishes, 
The Smiths - Andy & Erica
Oh the memories!

In March of 2012, The Gathered Earth opened as an addition to a local garden center in Appleton, WI. The focus was to bring unique garden art and nature related gifts to our little neck of the woods. In 2014, The Gathered Earth parted ways with the garden center environment to set up shop right off of highway 41 in Appleton. Five years after the shop's debut, we moved our gift store to the heart of Marquette, MI on Washington Street, just blocks from Lake Superior.


When searching for unique products to fill our shop, it has always been a priority to find products made locally, in America, or from Fair Trade organizations. Not only do we believe this is the right thing to do, but we also know how important it is to our clients to know the story behind their purchase, specifically where it’s from and how it’s made.


Although the store has gone through many changes, our goal has always remained the same:


do our very best to bring our customers one of a kind, beautiful gifts that have a story to tell, along with the knowledge and enthusiasm essential to pass down their stories.


With over 30 years of combined retail, floral, garden center, and landscape design experience, we know how important it is to provide the community and visitors with an exceptional level of customer service, which we strive to achieve every single day.


stop in soon to say hello! We would love to meet you!

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