Expired3.10 Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1-Day): October 24, 2021 (Mont Vernon NH)

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  • 3.10 Steps & Stairs Workshop (10-24-2021)
    October 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

EARLY BIRD pricing available until August 24, 2021.

Workshop registration closes October 17, 2021.

DSWA Certified Instructors

Up to 8 participants

This workshop will teach everything you need to know in order to build strong and long lasting dry stone steps. Participants will divide up into pairs and work on building several sets of new stairs at the Broad View Farm training site. There will be variations in materials and methods. Learn about using equipment for moving large stones as well as techniques for moving large stones by hand. Layout, dimensions, sourcing stones, understanding how to set the elevations with a story pole, shaping the steps, and integrating them into walls will all be included.

It is highly recommended that those registering for this workshop take at least a 1-day walling workshop prior to this workshop.

This workshop is intended for wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.

The workshop will run 9:00 am-5:00 pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break.  This workshop is open to everyone, but the intended audience is those with walling experience.

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.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

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) 592-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

See some of the other walls and features in our Stone Wall Park:

Big steps!

To get the experience you’ll need for Steps & Stairs, consider taking one of our introductory courses. We offer three formats: a 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walls, a Women’s 1-Day Intro, and 2-Day Intro. See our Curriculum in Dry Stone for details and to register.

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

Images from past workshops:

About The Instructors:

Michael Weitzner

MICHAEL WEITZNER has been a full-time dry stone waller/mason and a professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain since 1993.

Dry Stone Steps Built by Several Certified Instructors

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.