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!

GALAvanters Gather to Coordinate Recycling at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival!

The Recycling Crew! A dozen GALAvanters (volunteers) gathered at the Ossipee Valley Fair Grounds in South Hiram, Maine for the recent Ossipee Valley Music Festival. However, they did not just come for the bluegrass music, G.A.L.A.’s role was to organize and facilitate the recycling and trash program at the festival. The crew spent their time dispersing trash barrels and recycling bin tops, educating the public about the recycling program. Overall, the GALAvanters diverted a whopping 8,565 cans & bottles from the landfill!! Thank goodness G.A.L.A.’s veggie oil powered dump truck helped do some of the heavy lifting!

In addition to recycling and trash collection, GALA’s smoothie booth was present with its pedal powered blender. Some lucky recyclers received raffle tickets, good for a free smoothie, if they were caught in the act of recycling.

Thank you to all of the GALAvanters that came out to help! We could not have done it without you! If you would like to know more about GALA’s recycling efforts or are interested in volunteering next year, please contact Josh or Emily at 603-539-6460 or send an email to contact@galacommunity.org.  Also check out more pictures from the weekend here: