Upcoming2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): October 22, 2021 (Mont Vernon, NH)

Details Price Qty
EARLY BIRD Rate (thru Aug 22nd): 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-22-2021) Mont Vernon, NHshow details + $365.00 (USD)  
2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-22-2021) Mont Vernon, NHshow details + $385.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
August 23, 2021

  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-22-2021) Mont Vernon, NH
    October 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

EARLY BIRD pricing available until August 22, 2021.

Workshop registration closes October 10, 2021.

We continue to enroll workshops at half capacity due to the need to social distance. Please contact info@thestonetrust.org if you have any trouble registering.

Certified instructors.

Up to 4 participants.

Required Prerequisite Course:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13

When building dry stone retaining walls the focus always needs to be on structure. This course adds to the basic principles in the prerequisite courses. Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors.

Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people build are retaining walls. While all the principles of a free standing wall apply, there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. In our workshops, we build with round field stone or flatter ledge stone. The rules and principles learned here can be applied to all retaining walls, whether hand-built or built with large stones and equipment.

Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall. Participants will practice all the basic rules of structural dry stone walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.

Learn tips and techniques for structurally sound retaining walls.

Finishing up a retaining wall

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

* The photos above are from other training sites.  This workshop will be held at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT.  The wall worked on will be similar to those pictured, but not identical.

If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email info@thestonetrust.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

About The Instructors:

Seth Harris

SETH HARRIS specializes in many types of historic crafts including stonework, fine woodworking, and blacksmithing…

Pete Ryder

PETE RYDER got the walling bug in 2015 at a workshop at The Stone Trust. After 32 years in aerospace engineering…

Venue:  

Address:
2 Lamson Road, Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, 03057, United States

Description:

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 Stone Trust workshop site wall

Directions

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.

Lodging

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.

Dining

Local Attractions

  • 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.