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!

Sustain-A-Raisers, Ready to Replicate! Community Partners Wanted!

Sustain-A-Raiser Starter Kit Cover

Sustain-A-Raisers.  It’s where sustainability meets barn raising – volunteer work parties where the community comes together to help one another install gardens, compost bins, rain barrels, clotheslines, and more.  We have been doing this program for a number of years in the Lakes Region of NH, but the more exciting news is this – the program is ready to share!

We’ve created a Sustain-A-Raiser Starter Kit that includes everything you and your group would need to plan and execute your own Sustain-A-Raiser, perfect for a community service project, fundraiser, team building activity, or educational exercise, or all of the above!

PDF:  Take a sneak peek at the Starter Kit’s Tab of Contents, Introduction, and Appendix.

VIDEO:  We also made a short video that explains the Community Partner program.

We will be offering the Kit at for free to no more than 10 Community Partners this year as a pilot project.   If you are part of a group, nonprofit, faith community, club, etc. that likes to do community service projects and is looking for something new where all the planning and organizing is laid out in a simple step-by-step manual, than you are probably a good match.  Take a minute to a look at the two links above and consider using this Starter Kit to engage your group in launching a Sustain-A-Raiser in your community.  And you are not part of a group that’s a good fit but know of one that is, feel free to pass along this opportunity.

Reply by email or give us a ring.  We are ready to answer any questions and support your group in bring part of the Sustain-A-Raiser movement!