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!

Wilderness Camping Techniques

Wilderness Camping Techniques

With Dylan Harry and Tom Belluscio

Free Youth Track Program
Wednesday, August 2nd
9am – 12pm
774 Pleasant Valley Rd, Wolfeboro, NH

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the next workshop in a new Youth Track of their popular Re-skill-ience Workshop Series.  The youth track will be geared toward engaging thirteen through eighteen year-olds in the same homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills that have defined G.A.L.A.’s ongoing workshops.  These hands-on classes are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience, this time with a focus on youth! The second workshop in the series is titled Wilderness Camping Techniques, and will be led by Dylan Harry, science teacher and climbing instructor, and supported by Tom Belluscio, certified Maine Wilderness Guide.   

 

Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to an introduction to camping skills. Participants are asked to bring their own food, water, clothing, closed toe shoes and day pack. You can expect to leave with experience in finding and setting up a backcountry campsite, with a specific focus on risk management, knots, tarp set-up, bear hang techniques, Leave No Trace ethics and group dynamics. This class takes place on Wednesday, August 2nd from 9am – 12pm at 774 Pleasant Valley Rd, Wolfeboro, NH. The house is located where the road turns to dirt and will meet there.

 

The forests of New Hampshire hold many opportunities for exploration and adventure. This workshop will empower participants to craft their own outdoor experiences in a safe and low impact style. This workshop will be facilitated by Dylan Harry and Tom Belluscio. Dylan has worked for experiential programs in Colorado, Vermont and Maine. He currently teaches science at Fryeburg Academy and works for Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School as a climbing instructor. Tom is a certified Maine Wilderness Guide.

 

This workshop is being offered for free thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor advised fund of the NH Charitable Foundation. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please pre-register HERE or by calling 603-539-6460.

Wildcrafting Food & Medicine SUMMER Session

Come Make A Medicinal Oil
With Carol Felice

Tuesday, July 25th
5:30-7:30pm
At the Moody Mtn Barn
100 Pork Hill Rd

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 (Summer Session), takes place on Tuesday, July 25th from 5:30 – 7:30pm, at the Barn at Moody Mountain at 100 Pork Hill Rd. Please park on the road outside the driveway.

 

Carol is an incredibly skilled and practiced herbalist. We are so lucky that this will be the third of four workshops hosted by Carol Felice during 2017. The summer session has much to offer, just take a look outside! It is quite verdant out there. Many of the blossoms have even come and gone and much of the natural environment has now gone to seed. Carol can now teach us the different local plants you can forage for food and medicine during this summer season.

 

Participants will learn to recognize wild summer edibles by sight, texture, and sometimes even sound, scent, and taste! Folks will learn their properties and how wild edibles can be used in a variety of forms. Nearly all of these plants are also beneficial as medicine and for healing. On Tuesday, we will be harvesting plants to make an infused medicinal oil that you will then be able to take home with you.

 

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. You will need to bring a tiny and very clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid (for example a baby food or other 2 oz. jar). It would be great to bring a handled harvest basket, if you have one, or something to harvest your plants in.

This workshop takes place from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the Barn at Moody Mountain at 100 Pork Hill Rd. The cost to participate in the workshop is $20. 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.

 

We hope to see you there! Please share our Facebook page.

Outdoor Campfire Cooking

 

G.A.L.A. Presents a Free Youth Track Program

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the first workshop in a new youth track of their popular Re-skill-ience Workshop Series.  This year G.A.L.A. will offer several workshops geared toward engaging nine through sixteen year-olds in the same homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional outdoor skills that have defined G.A.L.A.’s ongoing workshop series.  These hands-on classes are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience, this time with a focus on engaging youth.

The first workshop in the series is the basics of Outdoor Campfire Cooking. There’s nothing quite like being out on the trail and sitting around a fire eating a hearty meal. In this workshop youth, and parents who choose to attend, will learn the in’s and outs of open fire cooking with cast iron and reflector ovens, as well as get an insight into cooking with solar power.  Participants will learn best to carry food on trail, methods for prepping food for multiple day trips, and a few real crowd pleasers (Can you say cinnamon raisin bannock?). Participants are asked to please let G.A.L.A. know of any dietary restrictions, and to bring a healthy appetite.

This workshop takes place on Saturday, July 15th from 3pm -6pm at 267 Camp School Rd in Wolfeboro, NH.  The workshop will be led by Christopher Russell of Jack Mountain Bushcraft’s School Of The Forest program, a youth outdoor education program that focuses on camp and outdoor skills, as well as taking a hands-on approach to ecology with the hope that students leave the courses with a deeper understanding of where they fit into the ecosystem they’re a part of everyday.

This workshop is being offered for free thanks to the generous support from an anonymous donor advised fund of the NH Charitable Foundation. Space is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registeration is required HERE or by calling 603-539-6460.

 

We hope you can make it! Please spread the word!