- Retaining wall workshop 4/28/18
April 28, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1-day workshop attendance
Lead certified instructor Ben Maron.
Up to 16 participants.
NOTE: THE WORKSHOP LOCATION MAY BE CHANGED TO OUR DUMMERSTON VT SITE. We will notify registrants if this is confirmed (which will be by 4/15)
Required Prerequisite Courses: Attendees to this workshop should previously have taken at least ONE of the following:
1 day walling workshop, 2 day walling workshop, experience working with a certified waller, extensive DSWA style walling experience.
Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. The stone may be round field stone or flatter ledge stone. The rules and principals learned here can be applied to all retaining walls whether hand-built or built with large stones and equipment.
Learn tips and techniques for structurally sound retaining walls.
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607Address:
Set on a 200 acre property of field and forest, this is a fantastic location to learn the craft of dry stone walling. The property includes active farm fields, actively managed forestland, trails, a beaver pond and wetland, and even a waterfall. There are fantastic views in nearly every direction. I truly beautiful Vermont landscape. Actively farmed for over 200 years this property is near the heart of the historic village of Eureka (now gone), which was the first village within the town of Springfield. The site features 1000's of feet of historic dry stone wall that will begin to be repaired in workshops.