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UpcomingRetaining Wall Workshop: One Day, April 28, 2018 (Springfield, VT)

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Level 2 Retianing wall workshop (4/28/18)show details + $325.00 (USD)  

  • Retaining wall workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Up to 12 participants with lead certified instructor Brian Post.

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.

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.
Finishing up a retaining wall

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 six 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.


Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607

Address:
459 Eurkea Rd, Springfield, Vermont, 05156, United States

Description:

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.

Historic wall restored by workshop participants in 2017
Workshop group photo
Eureka Rd Workshop Site