- Contractors Workshop
March 30, 2018
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Certified Instructors Brian Post and Jared Flynn with 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.
Time lapse video of a
One Day Indoor Workshop
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Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
BRIAN POST owns and operates Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design build firm specializing in dry stone construction, in Springfield VT. Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect. Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching. Brian is one of seven DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV) in the USA, and is also a Certified instructor. Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.
JARED FLYNN is a dry stone waller based in Dummerston VT. He is one of seven Certified Master Craftsman in the USA, and is also a Certified Instructor. Jared is a founder and board member of The Stone Trust. His energy and enthusiasm for dry stone walling and sharing knowledge is infectious! He has decades of experience as a waller and is one of North America’s most experienced dry stone walling instructors.
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607
Venue Website: thestonetrust.comAddress:
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.