Josh Arnold is a Carsey Fellow for New Hampshire Listens. He is a community organizer in Ossipee, NH where he directs a nonprofit organization, Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.). G.A.L.A., offers monthly homesteading and bushcraft workshops, seasonal contra dances, study circles, and Sustain-A-Raisers, volunteer work-parties that help build gardens, compost bins, rain barrels, and other appropriate technologies for schools, food pantries, public spaces, and private homes.
Josh and his wife Molly live in a former Grange Hall that they are slowly restoring so it may once again serve as a localized, responsive resource to help fulfill the community’s social, economic, and creative aspirations. Josh finds a lot of joy exploring the relationships between permaculture, mindfulness, social justice, governance, and historic preservation. Josh loves to read, write, hike, dance, cook, and “tinker” around the property, letting the endless chores and projects of old-farm-house-upkeep boss him around. Sometimes Josh can be caught making his morning smoothie with a pedal-powered bike blender.
Josh is a Youth Action Net Fellow, Whole Communities Fellow, Graduate of the Marlboro College Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, Member of the Northeast Regional Transition Network, and Certified in Permaculture Design and Teaching.
Josh Arnold graduated from Wheaton College, Norton MA with a degree in "Global Sustainability". He also spent a semester at Naropa University integrating a contemplative lens to his study if sustainable development and economics.