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!

October Contra Dance


Don’t miss this month’s DANCE!

Saturday, October 28th
At the Wolfeboro Town Hall


The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) continues on Saturday, October 28th at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall”.  Dances run from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with the first half hour dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance, and neither experience nor a partner is required. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines and enjoy the live music.

Many first-time dancers are planning to return for another evening of great music and fun.  Instruction and the evening’s calls will be from long-time contra caller Alice Morris, who, although she began long before in the Midwest, has called dances around New England for 15 years.

Fiddle, piano, hammered dulcimer and Irish flute are just some of the instruments played by this evening’s three musicians, who share musical specialties, including Celtic, French-Canadian and Scottish music.

Dr. Paul Lizotte, fiddler with Boston-based Floorplay, who in his spare time is a professor of English at Nashua’s Rivier University, has been playing fiddle for 20 years, including being awarded a NH Humanities Council Traditional Arts Apprentice grant for further studies with fiddle master Rodney Miller. Irish whistle and wooden flute musician and instructor Jim DiCarlo has, when not teaching physics, performed for 20 years with some of the northeast’s top fiddlers. Brad Robinson will join in on guitar.

Dance admission fees are as follows:  $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for 6yr-18yr olds, and 5yr and under free.  Anyone experiencing financial hardship or large families are welcome to pay as able.  In an effort to protect the newly refinished wood floor in the Great Hall participants are encouraged to bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing that do not have a black sole.  If you are unable to bring extra shoes there will be a brush at the door for you to remove dirt and snow before entering.

G.A.L.A. is also looking to fill a few volunteer shifts for the dances this year if you are interested.  Attendees and community members are also encouraged to bring a snack to share for the snack table for it turns out that dancing can build an appetite!  If you do bring a snack, G.A.L.A. asks you to consider healthy options with little or no processed sugar, such as nuts, crackers and cheese, fruit, or chips and salsa for example.

For more information about this event call the office at 603-539-6460, or email

Apple Cider Pressing

Come Celebrate Fall!

Wednesday, October 18th
4:30pm – 6:30pm
At The Farmstand – 1118 Page Hill Rd, Tamworth
$20 to participate

We are excited to announce the next feature in our 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, Apple Cider Pressing with Kimball Packard, takes place on Wednesday, October 18th from 4:30-6:30pm, at The Farmstand at 1118 Page Hill Rd, Tamworth, NH.

Everyone will get a chance to learn how to make apple cider from start to finish. The workshop will start with an introduction about the history of cider, growing apples, and the different apple varieties that make the best cider. Kimball will discuss options for blending varieties together, and well as proper sanitation and food safety. There will also be a brief introduction to the process of making hard cider.

This workshop is located on Kimball’s property where he and Neysa have their own old apple orchard. Throughout the evening, participants will go through the process of washing the apples and putting the press to work. Everyone will get a chance to help in the grinding and pressing process. Here’s the best part: everyone will leave with a half gallon of their own pressed cider! We hope you will join us in making this wonderful, sweet, and delicious fall classic.

This workshop takes place on Wednesday, October 18th from 4:30-6:30pm at 1118 Page Hill Rd in Tamworth, NH. 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!

Free Youth Track Workshop

Traditional Wilderness Skills

Saturday, October 7th
from 1-4pm
With Tom Belluscio

A Free Youth Track Program

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 next workshop in the series is titled Traditional Wilderness Skills, and will be led by Tom Belluscio, certified Maine Wilderness Guide and Certified First Responder.

Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to an introduction to learning how to live off the land. We will begin the class by learning what to do if you get lost in the woods, how to identify important plants, and the first steps to building a shelter, and we will cap things off with a challenge. See if you are able to light a fire with only one match left and learn the techniques so that you can! Come on out for fun filled fall day in the wild! Participants should come prepared with a water bottle, weather appropriate attire (an extra layer and rain jacket just in case), and a snack.

This class takes place on Saturday, October 7th from 1-4 pm at 774 Pleasant Valley Rd, Wolfeboro, NH. The house is located where the road turns to dirt. There you will keep driving straight down the path to a grassy lot where you will see us waiting!

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-register HERE or by calling 603-539-6460.

Say “YES” to getting children outside!