New to SFG & so excited!
I have gardened for years, but never in raised beds. I heard about SFG from a friend last fall, bought the new book, and read it over and over through the winter. Now we have three new raised beds, and have both seeds (spinach, Gator perpetual spinach, lettuce, tatsoi, senposai, beets, radishes) and seedlings (onions and red cabbage) planted in them, even though it's barely April and I'm in northern Vermont!
The boxes are made from hemlock 2x10s and are filled with modified Mel's Mix; I used 1/2 compost, 1/4 vermiculite. and 1/3 peat (shhh.... don't tell Mel). We attached 1" galvanized pipe with brackets to the inside of the boxes to hold poly pipe hoops.
There are more details and pictures on my blog if anyone is interested (see link below).
Here is a link that might be useful: Northeast Kingdom Localvores