Eldercare Program Cost

Raised Bed Costs

Raised-beds grow produce in a contained, clean aesthetic on the school’s property. Raised-beds work on any surface, including concrete, rooftops and gravel.

Our raised-beds are constructed using Douglas fir that we treat with a non-toxic wood stabilizer to lengthen the wood’s life. Weed block and hardware cloth line the raised-bed’s bottom, and they are gridded to allow for math problems and organizing multiple students. Our soil is a custom-blended organic mix developed specifically for raised-bed use.

Raised-bed price includes installation, high-quality organic soil and trellising. Custom designs and garden structures such as trellised entranceways, windowsill planters, perimeter fencing or other design additions can be quoted on request.

4’x8’x12″ Raised-Bed $850
4’x8’x24″ Raised-Bed $1,300
4’x8’x36″ Raised-Bed $1,700
by 4’x4′ Cold Frames $400
Trellis systems for 1ft and 2ft tall beds $25 each
4’x8′ Critter Fencing $225
4’x4′ Critter Fencing $150

GCG recommends 2-3 4’x8′ beds (size can vary depending on layout choice and funding) of varying heights, though smaller gardens are absolutely possible with smaller facilities. GCG also highly recommends installing cold frames for season extension as a way for the program to work best with the northeastern weather constraints.

With 2-3 beds (with season extension), you can expect around 250 lbs of produce grown!

On-Site Education and Garden Maintenance

Program Option #1 (recommended)
Weekly program engaging residents in garden maintenance $175/visit, including all materials and plants used
Monthly fee: $700
Program Option #2
Bi-weekly program engaging residents in garden maintenance $175/visit, including all materials and plants used
Monthly Fee: $350

Daily activities will consist of a combination of hands-on gardening tasks, group discussions and educational activities. Gardening activities will include planting, weeding, watering, pest management, trouble-shooting, harvesting, and basic garden maintenance.

Additional Services

Green City Growers is excited to offer additional services and programs that can add value to the garden program. Some of our services include: Fruit tree installations, rain water catchment, bee keeping, chickens and urban livestock, composting and more! Please let us know if you would like more information on our other programs.