Bushel is a very small 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to remaining lean, responsive, and fun, with a committed goal of sustaining and deepening our experimental project while resisting ‘growth,’ bureaucracy, and bloat. Direct support both from our working collective members and the community at large are indispensable to meeting our operating and programming costs. We welcome one-time donations in any amount at any time. If you’d like to become a sustaining supporter, we suggest monthly ($5/month) or annual ($60/year) support. But we appreciate (very much) any and all donations. All contributions are tax-deductible. Read our 2023 Summary, below, to see what we’ve been up to!

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*We will acknowledge your support on our Supporters page unless you let us know that you’d like to remain anonymous by emailing us at info@bushelcollective.org. (If we somehow missed thanking you on that page, please email us and we’ll add you!) And year-end acknowledgments will go out by February 15.

A huge thanks to everyone who donated during our 2024 programming fundraiser. We are very grateful for your support, which allows us to start the year on solid footing and keep providing programming through the slower, cold months. Thanks again, and see you soon!

2023 Summary
In 2023, we hosted 10 art exhibitions featuring more than 75 artists from all over the world, and more than 250 events, including: 12 music, literary and theater performances; 21 film screenings; 15 different series of workshops, clinics and classes; 18 lectures and book discussions; over a hundred group meetups; 6 swaps; 3 fundraisers for local groups and causes; and 15 parties and receptions. We hosted our first Makers Market for local producers of handmade goods, and countless wellness events including meditation, dance, yoga, and SourcePoint Clinic. We collaborated with Catskills Agrarian Alliance, Catskills Unity, Delaware County Citizens for Refugee Support, Delaware County Pride, GetWoke!, Hobart Festival of Women Writers, The 607CSA, Greater Catskills Young Farmers Coalition, Succurro, W.I.D.E., Upper Catskills Natural Burial Association, Agate Journal at SUNY Delhi, The Living Archive Project, Delaware County Citizens for Refugee Support (DCCRS), Literacy Volunteers of Otsego and Delaware Counties, Plant Pioneers, Helios Care, Transition Catskills, Roxbury Arts Group, NYFA, NYSCA, Friends of Woodland Cemetery, Inin Rabi, and more, as well as with our neighbors luck dragon,The Lost Bookshop, Tay Tea, and This & That, as well as many individual guest curators and hosts who proposed events and exhibitions through our website. Our bookshelves are full of small-press publications and books by or selected by Bushel performers and artists, and a new Songwriters Circle has joined our ongoing groups including New Babes (for new parents and caregivers), Several Species (mycology and herbalism), and the long-running Farm Club (formerly New Grange). It’s been a very full year! And we’re already on track to keep or exceed this level of programming in 2024. 

As always, our commitment is to maintain and expand the uses of our storefront space to include more community programmers, more types of events, and more occasions for people to meet their neighbors, with a special effort this year on improving the ease and responsiveness of our community submissions processes (stay tuned for those refinements, coming soon!). We aim to do all of this while staying low-maintenance enough to remain volunteer run and truly flexible. This means doing our best to keep overhead low and to break even each year, which—thanks to you and to the generosity of everyone who participates — we have consistently been able to do.

Your monthly ($5) or annual ($60) donations make all the difference, so please keep them coming if you can! (Those are suggested amounts: all donations are welcome, of course.) And if you prefer to show your support in person, keep attending (and proposing!) events and workshops, and toss a few bucks in the donation boxes. We thank you, and can’t wait to see you again soon. 

You can also donate by check. Make your check out to Bushel and mail to:

Bushel
106 Main Street
Delhi, NY
13753

Since our founding in 2015, we have hosted hundreds of events relating to visual art, literature, Since our founding in 2015, we have hosted hundreds of events relating to visual art, literature, storytelling, film and documentary, music and dance; offered low- or no-cost workshops in self-defense, bystander intervention, legal rights for immigrants, direct action, ‘zine and bookmaking, yoga, meditation, wellness and self-care; provided a regular meeting place for community activists with the Delaware County Solidarity Group, for farmers with our own New Grange Farm Club, for new parents with New Babes, and for mycologists and herbalists with Several Species; hosted reading groups and writing groups; collaborated with local initiatives such as Transition Catskills and the Get Woke! series for films and discussions about race; and hosted clothing swaps and an occasional free store to help facilitate community exchange outside of economic pressures. Our low-volume small- and tiny-press bookstore and art program offer opportunities for engagement with handmade and small-edition works, while supporting creators with favorable consignment terms. We sought and received funding from Poets & Writers for honoraria that are paid directly to our visiting writers, and we have received Decentralization grants from NYSCA via Roxbury Art Group multiple times. It’s important to our mission to provide affordable access to our programming, so most of it is offered either free, or on a donation basis with a recommended donation of $5-10 for most events.

Donations in any amount help immensely! THANK YOU. See who else has supported Bushel here.