After months of structural design considerations, a workshop to prepare the site and another to lay the foundation and abutments, a determined group of wallers made the dry stone arched pony (foot) bridge a reality!
What an incredible day of looking up close at some of the best historic examples of dry stone bridges in New England!
Lots of hands-on walling and excellent coaching contributed to a very successful Intro to Walling workshop.
Highly skilled instructors discussed the design, layout and geometry of the batter…
A very successful Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Sunday, August 12th at the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT – led by two women wallers and certified instructors, Kim Coggin and Judy Rand,
On Saturday, August 11th, an enthusiastic group of 13 participants learned the additional rules and methods that apply to building retaining walls, which are prevalent throughout the northeast.
During this workshop, 5 participants received first-hand experience with various techniques for shaping stones.
On a blue sky day at Broadview Farm, 16 participants learned the basic craft of dry stone wall building.
Starting with quarried material, and some boulders from the site, participants in this workshop honed their skills in breaking and splitting large stone, as well as chisel and hammer techniques for refined shaping.
Taking their skill to the next level, these participants had a fun day of learning the basics of small arch building.