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Retaining Wall Workshops: October 17 & 18, 2020

October 18th Retaining Wall Workshop October 17th Retaining Wall Workshop only have group photo from Oct. 18th Retaining. (old text) The eight men and women who arrived on Saturday to learn to build retaining walls all arrived with experience building double-faced walls. Each of them had participated in a prerequisite introductory workshop within the past…

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Women’s Intro to Walling Workshop: Oct. 17 & 19, 2020

In the past, the Women’s Intro took place in our indoor training center in the foundation of the 1862 Barn at the Scott Farm. Now women learn the basics of dry stone walling on the social-distance stints built by volunteer instructors on the Fourth of July. Fortunately, the deluge that poured down on Friday stopped…

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2-Day Intro and Cheek Ends: Oct. 3 & 4, 2020 in Minneapolis

Our 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling often runs simultaneously with a 2-Day Cheek Rebuild workshop. Both happen in the same place on the same wall(s). People new to building a double-face, freestanding dry stone wall build the middle section. People who have already learned the basics sign up to learn how to complete the…

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2-Day Intro and Cheek Ends: Sept. 19 & 20, 2020

Our 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling often runs simultaneously with a 2-Day Cheek Rebuild workshop. Both happen in the same place on the same wall(s). People new to building a double-face, freestanding dry stone wall build the middle section. People who have already learned the basics sign up to learn how to complete the…

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2-Day Intro and Cheek Ends: Aug. 1 & 2, 2020

Participants in last weekend’s workshops came with a range of motivations and brought a diversity of experience. Joe, Ken,  Andrea, and Steve all came to the 2-Day Intro as beginning wallers seeking formal instruction. Some of them brought a degree of experience gleaned from projects at home. One learned from a father-in-law who had built…

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After an Intro consider a Cheek Ends workshop

After whetting their appetites for building with stone, people also wonder what comes next. As wallers say, every wall comes to an end, a cheek end! Why not apply what you’ve learned in an intro workshop while learning to build a wall end? For other options, why not peruse our Curriculum in Dry Stone? Anyone…

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