On July 27th and 28th, our first full-curriculum 2-Day Introductory Workshop was held at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, VT. Over the course of two days, our small group of 6 participants and 2 instructors stripped out and rebuilt nearly 20ft of wall!
On August 3rd and 4th, the 2-Day Introductory workshop was held at Northland Landscape Nursery in Minnesota, for the first time. The participants had a great time learning the fundamentals and showed their enthusiasm working with challenging stone.
While down giving a presentation about stone walls and foundations at the Timber Framer’s Guild Conference in Manchester New Hampshire last weekend, Mason Lord an attendee, shared some amazing photos of the Wassaic Charcoal Kilns (also referred to as furnaces or pits). These stone structures are of the corbeled beehive type but their large size…
Thank you to Sean Adcock for allowing us to provide this content. He starts “In case you hadn’t noticed, Masterclass when not dealing with incredibly rare requests tends to be about something I have been recently working on. This current “random” series was sparked off by some such process.
DARIO COLETTA (Massachusetts) has spent the last 10 years or so designing and building in dry stone in the western part of the state. He holds Level II DSWA-GB Certification. Featured above is a garden retaining wall with step stile.
Participants enjoyed a fun, energetic, hands-on environment while learning flat-work which is a common part of many projects.
At Broadview Farm participants enjoyed learning the fundamentals of dry stone walls and benefited from lots of hands-on experience!
Judy Rand DSWA-GB Certified Level II Waller and Instructor sent in two photos and the following paragraph. Taking a workshop really does change the way you see the world around you.
DANIEL PETERSON (Minnesota) focuses on developing landscapes and designs aimed at long-term sustainability and functionality based on ecologic and permaculture systems design.
Thank you to Sean Adcock for allowing us to provide this content. Per Sean, there must therefore be tens of thousands of miles of “random” wall and as such “random” becomes a bit of a catch all, it hardly does the variation justice.