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!

Compost Bins: Designs, Base Prices, and Benefits

SAR compost

 

Benefits

For you:

  • Compost makes your plants grow better! It increases the nutrient content of your soil and helps it retain moisture.
  • Compost has even been shown to suppress plant diseases and pests, reduce or eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers, and promote higher yields.

(Source: “Environmental Benefits.” EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, 13 May 2013. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.)

For the planet:

  • More than 20% of municipal solid waste in the US is food waste and yard clippings– which are compostable! Landfills are the greatest direct source of human methane, meaning they are huge contributors to climate change.
  • Composting, in contrast, actually increases carbon sequestration–just one square foot of soil with compost applied can trap and store up to .8 lbs of carbon!
  • Compost helps your soil use less water and less fertilizer, if any, reducing pollution, water, and energy consumption

(Source: Franklin Associates, Ltd. Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2000 Facts and Figures, EPA 530-R-02-001. Percentage of recovery for each material based on data from EPA 530-R-01-001.)

 

For tips on composting, click here. 

 

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

 

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