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!

Clotheslines: Designs, Base Prices, and Benefits

SAR Clotheslines


For you:

  • Electric dryers use huge amounts of energy, which is expensive– the average dryer accounts for about 12% of a household’s electricity bill.
  • Using a clothesline instead of an electric dryer, assuming an energy rate of $.15/kwH, can save you about $.50 per load. In a year, you could save more than $100!
  • Air drying your clothes makes them last longer.

For the planet:

  • When you dry your clothes using the sun, you reduce the amount of electricity that your household uses, and therefore the CO2 emissions and pollution from fossil fuels.

(Source: Bluejay, Michael. “Clothes Dryer Energy Use.” Clothes Dryer Energy Use & Cost * Gas vs. Electric Dryers. N.p., 2013. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.)


For tips on line drying your clothes, click here. 


Interested? Contact G.A.L.A. today! You can reach us at 603-539-6460, or by email at 


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