2016 Re-Skill-ience Workshop Series

Join G.A.L.A. and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School on the first Wednesday of every month for hands-on learning about everything from beekeeping to fermenting foods to grafting and beyond! Learn more here.

It’s Study Circle Season

Every year G.A.L.A. helps communities in NH organize Study Circles – small groups of people coming together to learn about topics of sustainability in a fashion similar to a book club.  Learn more.

Become a Member!

Membership is a meaningful way to support G.A.L.A. and stay connected to the community.  Members also get an exclusive member decal and discounts on select G.A.L.A. events.  Learn more.

Join us for the Annual GALA Appreciation Party!

Tomorrow night we will party and we hope you can join us! Where? At the Sap House Meadery from 7pm-9pm. The Meadery is located at 6 Folsom Rd, Center Ossipee, NH.

The annual G.A.L.A. Appreciation Party is the one event of the year where the only thing on the agenda is simply to celebrate and honor all of the people who contribute in so many different ways to the work of G.A.L.A..

As a small grassroots organization, our success is inextricably linked to the commitment and dedication of our volunteers and donors, so while we extend gratitude to the G.A.L.A. community everyday, tonight we get to put a few people on the spot!

Join us to find out who will receive the famous Watering Can and Pitchfork awards, hear a few highlights from the year, and most importantly be the FIRST to hear of a special announcement and plans for 2016!

There will be plenty of cookies , refreshments, a light fare prepared by Sap House, a cash bar, and of course a raffle! Feel free to bring anything you’d like to contribute to the goodies table or raffle, or just show up to celebrate!

Welcome Lily Morgan!

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Lily Morgan to the G.A.L.A. Community staff, joining us as Volunteer & Event Coordinator.   Bringing Lily on as staff if a tremendous step in the right direction for G.A.L.A., for she brings exceptional skills and enthusiasm to this work – we are fortunate indeed!  We hope you get to know Lily over the coming weeks and months, perhaps at a Contra Dance, a Sustain-A-Raiser, Re-skill-ience Workshop, or maybe over the phone should you call the office for any reason.  In the meantime, Lily has offered us a little glimpse into her life that we are honored to share –

Lily was raised in the “Christmas” City (Bethlehem, PA) as a Quaker and an athlete, both of which have been significant components of her identity. While acquiring her degree at University of Vermont in the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources, she traveled abroad to Scotland to study conservation methods in the Scottish Highlands and to Zanzibar, Tanzania to study Swahili, natural resource management, and marine ecology. Living with families in Zanzibar for 6 months was an expansive and awakening experience. She returned to the United States with a passion for change and understanding – both of her community (global and local), and the journey of her own personal healing.

After graduating with an Environmental Studies degree, Lily cycled across the country with two of her friends to simply explore, learn, and meet people. Faith was restored for her regarding communities in the United States and her interest in healing and human relationships continued. Much of the beginning of Lily’s “career” was jumpy, like most. She nannied, was a barista, did some farming, worked with a few conservation organizations and land trusts, and was a Teacher/Naturalist at Tin Mountain Conservation Center. The desire to work more closely with people started shifting her path.

She now lives with her husband in Tamworth, NH. Her favorite things to do include walking her pup in the woods, identifying trees, and tracking animals in the snow, but really she wants humans to be deeply engrained in her work. Having GALA in her sphere is a great way to continue on this journey and she feels very passionate about GALA’s mission. She hopes to be creative enough to bring her Yoga Teacher Training experience and Hakomi therapy background to her work in some way. Above all else, she wants to help people care for themselves.

Use Less Plastic Day – Join Us!

REGISTER HERE

On December 19th G.A..L.A., GMCG, and volunteers from Kingswood Regional High School will be participating by coming together to virtually connect with the premiere event in Italy while also hosting our own conversation about ways we can use less plastic at home, at work, at school, and at large.

In addition to the participatory dialog on plastic alternatives, attendees will also be involved in the hands-on activity of

a) making their own tote bag made from a recycled t-shirt
and
b) making recycled holiday wrapping paper with newspapers and block prints.

Light fare and refreshments will be served! Participants should bring T-shirt for the bag project and a mug for hot chocolate/tea.
Limited space, reserve your spot today! Arrive after 2:35 to avoid bus traffic and park near the middle school main entrance.  Due to school policy, anyone interested in attending should REGISTER HERE.  Suggested donation is $15.