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ExpiredContractors Workshop: One Day – March 30, 2018

  • Contractors Workshop
    March 30, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Certified Instructors Brian Post and Jared Flynn.

Up to 18 participants.  Open to everyone.

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 (one side), 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.

 Start the Landscaping Season learning how to do it right!

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 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.

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

Click here for more information about level 1 workshops.

If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

Time lapse video of a
One Day Indoor Workshop
at The Stone Trust:

2016 March Contractors Workshop group picture
2016 March Contractors Workshop

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

About The Instructors:

Alex Hoffmeier

ALEX HOFFMEIER moved to Vermont in 2004 and earned a Masters of Arts in Landscape Design from the Conway School.

Brian Post

BRIAN POST started building walls at age 10. Since then he has continued working with stone whenever possible.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607

Venue Website:

Address:
707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States

Description:

Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility.  Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests.  There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.

Click for Directions and Transportation information.

The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay.   The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center.  If coming with a group please check for availability.