- 4.70/5.20 Curved wall & Cheek End Feature Build: April 25-29, 2022 (Dutton Farm Walls)
April 25, 2022 - April 29, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am to 5pm each day.
4.70/5.20 Dutton Farm Walls Historic Preservation Workshop–Curved Walls and Pillars
April 25-29, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
Instructor: Jared Flynn
5.20 is open to anyone who has completed an Introduction to Dry Stone Walling.
4.70 is open only to professional members and wallers certified at DSWA-GB Level II Intermediate or above
Capacity: 16 (8 for three days and 8 for five days)
3-Day Option runs: April 25, 26, & 27 and
5-Day Option runs: April 25 through 29
Join us in the completion of the 900-foot historic Dutton Farm Wall!
Put your skills to the test on the permanent installation of the Dutton Farm walls. Join us to rebuild one hundred feet of curved wing walls and two large, square pillars. This is a real live historic restoration in the field, open to anyone who has completed an Introduction to Dry Stone Walling. Excellent training for people aspiring to Level 3 Advanced Waller and Level 4 Master Craftsman Certification. Come for the first three days or stay for all five! Put your skills to the test on the permanent installation of the Dutton Farm walls. Join us to rebuild one hundred feet of curved wing walls and two large, square pillars. This is a real live historic restoration in the field, open to anyone who has completed an Introduction to Dry Stone Walling. Excellent training for people aspiring to Level 3 Advanced Waller and Level 4 Master Craftsman Certification. Come for the first three days or stay for all five!
This workshop runs as a combined 5.20 Feature Build course for those with less experience and a 4.70 Walling Day for those who are already Level II or higher DSWA-GB Certified.
This workshop runs as a joint 4.70 Walling Day and a 5.20 Feature Build. To build this advanced feature requires quite a few skilled stone workers to complete it on our tight schedule. The 4.70 Walling Day ticket allows wallers who are Professional Members and wallers certified at DSWA-GB Level II Intermediate and above to participate at a nominal cost. For those with less experience, the 5.20 Feature Build ticket offers you an in-depth learning experience. (Prerequisites still apply. See below.) It allows you to work alongside more experienced stone workers.
Come and join us to complete the Dutton Farm stone wall, of which 900 feet have been rebuilt over the past ten years through Stone Trust workshops. In 2010 the Stone Trust started restoring the Dutton Farm House field wall in partnership with the Landmark Trust USA. Join us in the completion of this historic effort, as the final 100 linear feet get rebuilt over the course of five days. This is a spectacular opportunity to learn about building curved walls and cheeks in a fun and supportive environment right alongside of professional wallers.
Some of you ask us about building curved walls. Now you can come learn the techniques in a first-ever hands-on workshop. Over the course of three days you will work with fellow wallers to rebuild the two curved “wing” wall sections on either side of the orchard road entrance opposite the historic Landmark Trust USA-owned Dutton Farm House. Each section will be finished with a cheek end (wall end) by the gate.
We will build with field stone from the historic wall, a mix of local ledge and glacial till, along with a mix of supplementary stone, including some granite.
Many workshop participants, instructors, and volunteers have spent thousands of hours preparing and rebuilding 900 lineal feet of wall over the past 10 years. This is the final effort of restoring this beautiful wall. We need you to help make it happen.
Located a two-minute drive or ten-minute walk from the Stone Trust Center, this quiet country dirt road with amazing easterly views of New Hampshire is the setting for the two large cheekends that tie into 70 feet of curved freestanding wall and 40 feet of curved retaining wall.
Check out video of Dutton Farm Wall historic preservation site with instructor Jared Flynn:
Selecting the correct ticket:
4.70 Advanced Walling Day: This ticket is only for individuals who are already certified DSWA-GB Level II (Intermediate) or higher. This allows skilled wallers to return and experience the wonderful camaraderie of building alongside other skilled wallers. The curved walls and retaining wall portion provide a perfect opportunity to gain skills and knowledge needed for Level III (Advanced) certification. The nominal fee covers the three days of walling and includes lunch.
5.20 Feature Build Workshop. This ticket is for anyone who has taken at least one walling workshop. Don’t Let the course number scare you! This will be an in-depth learning experience, covering the key elements of building curves, check ends, and retaining walls. At least one prior walling course required as a prerequisite. An excellent course for those pursuing Level II Certification.