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Dry Stone Canada Festival 2018 – Farm to Table / Stone to Wall

Our friends at Dry Stone Canada are throwing a festival at the end of September on Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada!  If you would like to learn more about the festival and the associated events click the link below.  It is bound to be a rockin’ good time!

http://drystonecanada.com/festival-2018-sept-28-30-topsy-farm-amherst-island-ontario/

 

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Thank you to the wood shed building team!

Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph; Fairfield, PA. Click here to view photos.

With heartfelt gratitude, Dry Stone Conservancy thanks the people who built this incredible 20′ x 30′ x 8’4″ dry-laid wood shed in 6 weeks using only stone harvested from the site.

Trainers: Neil Rippingale, Richard Tinsley, Nick Aitken, and Zachary Goebelt

Trainees and Volunteers: Edward (Ned) Thilo, David Annandale, Conrad McQuaide, Eli McQuaide, Patrick Lemmon, Lee Esh, Levi King, Gideon King, Jeffrey Weller, William Johnson, William Russell, Johnny King, Raymond Esh, and Marlin Esh.

Thank you also to: Mother Therese and Mother Stella Marie for their vision and coordination; general contractors Rich and Scott from Secrest Constructions; architect Riccardo Vicenzino; and timber framers Joshua Coleman and Tony Zoya who designed and led the roof construction.

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Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule!!!

It is that time again!  We have a busy season planned.

Our Workshops this Fall are ready to rock!  You can pay here on our website or mail in a check.  We need registration forms as well (Page 4 of the document below).  We hope to see you guys on the wall!

September 8-9 (Saturday-Sunday) Two-Day Introductory Workshop – Learn the basics of dry stone masonry.  Tear down a fallen section of historic rock fence and rebuild it.

September 28-29 (Friday-Saturday) – Two-Day Pillar Workshop – ADVANCED – Fayette County, KY – This workshop is for those who have already taken an introductory workshop with the Dry Stone Conservancy.  The requirement is important and those who register without fulfilling this requirement will be refunded their workshop registration fee.  This workshop will entail the construction of a standard pillar and its connecting curved wall.  More advanced skill is required to participate in this workshop.

October 4-5 (Thursday-Friday) – Two-Day Pillar Workshop – ADVANCED – Fayette County, KY – This workshop is for those who have already taken an introductory workshop with the Dry Stone Conservancy.  The requirement is important and those who register without fulfilling this requirement will be refunded their workshop registration fee.  This workshop will entail the construction of a standard pillar and its connecting curved wall.  More advanced skill is required to participate in this workshop.

October 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday) Two-Day Introductory Workshop – Learn the basics of dry stone masonry.  Tear down a fallen section of historic rock fence and rebuild it.

Our workshops tend to sell out quickly.  If you find that a workshop is sold out but are interested in being on the wait-list for a workshop in the event of a cancellation, contact us at drystone.org@gmail.com

You can make a deposit here **Please note which workshop you are making a deposit for in the notes**

You can find the registration document here.

We are planning to do Certification Exams on an as needed basis.  If you are interested in pursuing you certification at any level, feel free to contact the office and we’ll work it out!

Stay tuned for more event announcements.  We hope to see you out there!