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!

Raised Garden Beds: Designs, Base Prices, and Benefits

SAR Garden Beds


For you:

  • Well-managed raised beds can yield nearly twice as much produce as conventional gardens.
  • A raised garden bed allows you to work from all sides and prevent soil compaction.
  • Raised beds are easier to water more efficiently, because they are not spread out; drip systems are especially effective and can reduce water consumption by about 50%.
  • Leveled boxes and soil lines prevent soil and fertilizer runoff, saving you money!

(Source: Lane, Pete. “Raised Bed Gardening.” Ohioline. Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2013.)

For the planet:

  • Growing your own food decreases its carbon footprint! Getting your food from your backyard means eliminating the transportation, cooling, and storage it would usually need– all of which rely on fossil fuels.
  • At home, you can also use less energy, fewer chemicals, and less fossil fuels to cultivate, harvest, and process your food– again, reducing your food’s carbon footprint.


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



One response to “Raised Garden Beds: Designs, Base Prices, and Benefits”

  1. David Raser

    We would like to install raised beds in our yard, we currently have two approx 10×20 gardens in our Wolfeboro home.

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