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!

Rain Barrels: Designs, Base Prices, and Benefits

SAR Rain Barrels


Helping you:

  • Collecting rainwater can save you about 1,300 gallons of water during peak months. That means you save money, because you use less water and energy. Watering plants and lawns accounts for 40% of most households’ summer water use, too, so the savings can be huge!
  • Rainwater is better for plants and gardens. Because it’s a “soft” water, it’s ideal for watering, as well as for washing cars and windows.
  • Rain catchment systems can also divert water away from building foundations to more desirable locations.

(Source: Environmental Assessment & Innovation Division. “What Is a Rain Barrel?” United States Environmental Protection Agency, Aug. 2009. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.)

Helping the planet:

  • Rainwater harvesting diverts runoff from storm drain systems, reducing pollution and decreasing the velocity at which water from those systems enters lakes, rivers, and streams.
  • By reducing runoff, rain catchment systems also reduce erosion and flooding in local waterways.
  • Harvesting rainwater reduces the strain on public water supplies.

For tips on rainwater harvesting, 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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