Re-Skill-ience Workshop Series

G.A.L.A. hosts hands-on homesteading and bushcraft workshops about everything from beekeeping to fermenting foods to grafting and beyond! Learn more here.

Start a Study Circle

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.

Sustain-A-Raisers and You!

Sustain-A-Raisers are volunteer-led installations of raised garden beds, rain barrels, compost bins, cold frames, and clotheslines! Inquire about hosting or volunteering for a Raiser today!

Wildcrafting Food & Medicine Series

Wildcrafting Food & Medicine in Spring

 

With Carol Felice
Saturday, May 27th from 1-3pm
At The Community School in Tamworth

 

Local organization Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the next feature in their 2017 NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. Workshops are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience.  The next workshop, Wildcrafting Food & Medicine Series (Spring Session), takes place on Saturday, May 27th, from 1-3pm, at The Community School at 1164 Bunker Hill Rd, South Tamworth, NH 03883.

 

Carol is an incredibly skilled and practiced herbalist. We are so lucky that this will be the second of four workshops hosted by Carol Felice during 2017. The spring session has much to offer, just take a look outside! With all the green life sprouting above ground, Carol can now teach us the different local plants you can forage for food and medicine. We are so excited about all of Carol’s workshops, but please know that you do not need to sign up for multiple to participate in the workshop coming up on May 27th!

 

Participants will learn to recognize wild spring edibles by sight, texture, and sometimes even sound, scent, and taste! Folks will learn their properties and how wild edibles can be used for food – cooked and raw. They will learn which parts of local plants are to be eaten and foraged and which to leave. Nearly all of these plants are also beneficial as medicine and for healing. On Saturday, we will be eating wild plants in the field and bringing them back to the kitchen for a prepped snack and beverage. During this workshop Carol will teach us to make wild pesto as our snack. In addition, we will forage for greens to be take home for our dinner salads.

 

Please be prepared for the outdoors — sun, rain, bugs, and walking on uneven terrain. Bring a notebook and/or camera to aid your learning process. It would be great to bring a handled harvest basket, if you have one. Otherwise, please bring something to collect your greens in and also don’t forget your adventurous appetite!
This workshop takes place from 1-3pm, at The Community School in Tamworth. The cost to participate in the workshop is $18.00. Pre-registration is specifically requested for this event to be sure enough supplies will be provided. Please register HERE or by calling 603-539-6460.

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Thank you for reading and we really hope to see you there!

Free Mother’s Day Waltz

 

Free Waltzing Workshop and Mother’s Day Dance

Sunday, May 14th, workshop 2-3pm, Dancing 3-5pm

The public is invited to an unusual chance to learn or brush up on your waltzing with an hour-long instruction from 2-3pm, followed by a two-hour dance from 3 to 5pm.
 
Live music by String Equinox will accompany the dance while studio music ranging from bluegrass and folk to country, pop, and even light rock, all in a variety of tempos will be used during instruction. Community dances are a lovely event for all ages and abilities, suitable for entire families, especially on these two family holidays! Check out 1-step waltzing and rotary style waltzing on youtube if you want to see a bit.
 
The event, in the “Great Hall” of Wolfeboro Town Hall is a free event made possible by being generously supported by the Cate Memorial Fund.
 
Teacher Nancy Kierstead, a passionate waltz and blues dancer, will include an organic style of spinning while dancing, ladies (‘followers’) doing independent turns under their partner’s arm, and the dancers traveling side-by-side in various simple but pretty promenade styles across the dance floor, to the familiar 1-2-3 waltz meter. Nancy began teaching waltzing in order to create more waltzers in NH, and thereby create a demand for more local waltzing dance events.
 
Come alone, or bring a partner, it won’t matter, as during the lesson partners will be switching every few minutes, and in the community dance that follows, dancers often switch partners after each song to waltz with new people.
 
Potluck snacks will be available and all are encouraged to contribute to the healthy non-dessert snack options. Fruits, crackers and cheese, chips and salsa, vegetable sticks and dip are all welcome!
 
To protect the newly refinished wood floor in the Great Hall, please bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing that do not have a black sole, or use the brush at the door to clean your shoes… although many dance barefooted!
 
G.A.L.A. is also looking to fill a few small volunteer shifts for the dances this year if you are interested. To sign up for this event, please visit our website, or call the office at 603-539-6460, or email josh@galacommunity.org

We hope to see you there!