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Learning to Build by Repairing a Wall in Minnesota

A group of novice dry stone wallers came to a one-day introductory workshop this weekend in Minnesota to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling. All but one were local to Minnesota. One waller came from Iowa. The Upper Midwest walling community continues to grow!

Thank you to instructor and site champion, Dan Peterson, for another successful workshop. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

A note from Dan Peterson

What a great day for another Stone Trust workshop in Minnesota this weekend.  The weather was pleasantly cool for a change with temperatures in the low 70’s (quite a difference from the previous weekend with temps in the high 90’s.)  We had seven participants for the one day intro workshop, and we spent the day rebuilding a section of wall that one of the loader operators hit a week ago thus some of the tear down was already done for us!  The weather held out during the workshop and rain started right as we finished up the build.

As always a big thank you to Northland Landscape and Nursery for allowing us to continue to use their space for the workshops.  Thank you to Jacqueline Higgins for volunteering during the event.