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!

Make Your Own Fire Cider Workshop

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Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School are excited to announce the next feature in their 2015 monthly NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. Workshop are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience. The next workshop, Making Fire Cider with herbalist, writer, and medicine maker and founder of Uncommon Apothecary, Lynnette Cumberland, takes place on Wednesday October 5th at the First Congregational Church of Wakefield.

Fire cider is a blend of spicy tubers and vegetables, bitter fruits and roots, savory herbs and sweet honey, infused in a base of apple cider vinegar. This historic, healing tonic, builds the immune system and fights illness with its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitical properties. It is a wonderful circulatory mover, an anti-inflammatory, and stimulating to the digestive tract and respiratory system.

In this hands on workshop participants will learn to craft their own fire cider, leave with an understanding of the ingredients used, and take home their own batch and recipe! Optional homework for this class would be to harvest yourself or purchase your custom added herb according to your constitution or present illness, or gear it towards the upcoming winter season. Some recommendations to harvest this fall for this class would be yellow dock, burdock or dandelion root. And if you harvested elderberries last month, bring those in too! Participants should bring their own ski goggles (for eye protection!), a good chopping knife and cutting board – this will be a fun filled, teary eyed and educational workshop!

This workshop takes place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the First Congregational Church of Wakefield located at 2718 Wakefield Rd., Wakefield, NH. The cost to participate in the workshop is $25.00pp. Pre-registration is requested at https://galacommunity.org/events/?eid=10166, or by calling 603-539-6460.