2.13 Contractors Intro (1-Day): July 7, 2022 (Mont Vernon, NH)
July 7, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 7 from 9 to 5 at Broad View Farm, Mont Vernon, NH
Up to16 participants. Open to everyone.
Workshop registration closes June 26, 2022.
This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.
Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall, using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.
Novice wallers will be learning all the basics, while working on a straight section of wall typical of level 1 workshops. Experienced wallers taking the Level 2 version of the workshop will build a wall end (cheek end). This will include more a more in depth discussion batter frame building and string lines.
This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone, but the intended audience is landscape and building contractors.
Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions. All tools needed are provided. Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch.
Click here for more information about level 1 workshops.
Time lapse video of a
One Day Indoor Workshop
at The Stone Trust:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors: TBD
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.