2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): October 21, 2022 (Mont Vernon, NH)
October 21, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop registration closes October 9, 2022.
Up to 12 participants.
Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop
(or are experienced wallers)
At this workshop you spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants are introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools are demonstrated and used.
Instructors focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as on proper use and care of tools. Typical types of stone include, granite, slate, local quarried schist, a mix of ‘field stone,’ ‘glacial till,’ and more. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their local stone to practice shaping, as well as any tools they would like to learn how to better use.
While lots of stone and other materials are handled in this workshop, this workshop does not focus on building a wall. We assume that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop delves into stone shaping at a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.
This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.
*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
See one of the techniques taught in this workshop:
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.