1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - August 5 & 6, 2022 (Mont Vernon, NH)
2-day workshop attendance
August 5, 2022 - August 6, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please register by July 24, 2022.
Open to everyone.
Friday & Saturday August 5 & 6, 2022
Up to 16 participants
Over the course of the two days each participant will build about 35 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using either round field stone, flat ledge stone, or a mixture. Introductory participants will learn all the basics of structural walling, plus so much more, while building a straight section of free standing dry stone wall. Experienced participants will work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end. The knowledge taught in this workshop can be applied to any type of stone and dry stone walling project.
This workshop will be rebuilding sections of either a fieldstone wall or a quarried granite wall at the Broad View Farm Training Site. The site is prepared as an ideal learning environment. The two-day format allows time for questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.
This workshop will follow the typical two-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The workshop will run 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day with a 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.
If you have ever wanted to learn about building dry stone walls, or improve your skills, this is the workshop for you.
*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
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Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About Broadview Farm
Broadview Farm in Mont Vernon NH hosts Stone Trust walling workshops throughout the year. Located nearby to services and recreation, the training site is located amidst fields and woodland in historic Mont Vernon.
The site includes multiple training walls that are periodically rebuilt in workshops as well as a number of dry stone features that are more permanent. Two free-standing training walls host multiple types of workshops. Quarried Stone from Alstead NH comprises the 40’ all while local NH fieldstone comprises the 65’ long training wall. A workshop fieldstone retaining wall was added in 2018 as well.
A number of feature builds are more permanent at the site.
- Arched bridge
- Tall garden wall
- Bee Keep (construction in process)
- Curved Walls (Level 3 feature builds)
Additional elements being added in anticipation of 2021 workshops include 4 sets of steps/stairs and 12 flagging stations.
Broadview Farm is located at 2 Lamson Road in Mont Vernon NH. From the general store in the center of Mont Vernon proceed north on Rt 13 one mile. Turn left on Lamson Road and proceed 200′. Follow signs left into the field access road.
Manchester Airport (MHT) is approximately 30 Minutes from the training site.
There are many national hotel chains in Merrimack, Manchester, and Nashua. The Merrimack hotels are 25 minutes from BVF, while others are approximately 30 minutes away. Both Manchester and Nashua have a wide variety of dining and entertainment options.
An upscale option is the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford NH.
- Forgot you lunch? Mont Vernon General Store is one mile away and makes great sandwiches
- New Boston (8 minutes)
- Molly’s Tavern & Restaurant (pub fare / American)
- Milford NH (12 minutes)
- Peterborough (30 minutes)
- Merrimack (25 minutes)
- Amherst (15 minutes)
- Historic stone arch bridges in Hillsborough NH and surrounding area
- Shopping at Merrimack Outlet Mall or Mall of NH in Manchester
- Lamson Farm outdoor recreation area. This 250 acre historic town owned farm is a half mile from BVF.