Wildcrafting Witch Hazel Infusion

Make a Medicinal Witch Hazel Infusion

Saturday, November 11th
10am – 12pm
At the Tamworth Town House

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 in fall – making a medicinal witch hazel infusion, takes place on Saturday, November 11th from 10am – 12pm at the Tamworth Townhouse located at 27 Cleveland Hill Rd.

Carol is an incredibly skilled and practiced herbalist. She instructed four workshops for us during 2017 and this is her last one! You do not want to miss it! Join us to make traditional real witch hazel from fresh harvested twig bark to add to your medicine chest.  Witch hazel is a wonderful medicinal understory tree/shrub.  It’s astringent action is known to revitalize congested veins and prolapsed lower organs, reduce aching and night cramping of legs, clear nasal congestion, and aid skin repair whether from cuts, bruises, burns or ulcers.  It is commonly used to clean wounds, dry up a wet rash, or splash on after bathing or shaving to tone skin.

You may have never used the real thing as most bottles found in pharmacies contain water and rubbing alcohol with the synthetic scent of witch hazel.  One company makes a product with distilled witch hazel which is extracted scented oil added to rubbing alcohol and only one marketed brand is still real traditional witch hazel extract.  Therefore, you will be able to really notice this wild medicine working! Please bring a potato peeler and/or sharp whittling knife.  Also, dress for the weather rain or shine.

This workshop takes place from 10am – 12pm at the Tamworth Townhouse at 27 Cleveland 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.

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Hope we see you there before the snow takes over!

 

October Contra Dance

 

Don’t miss this month’s DANCE!

Saturday, October 28th
7-10pm
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 josh@galacommunity.org

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!