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Fall 2017 Workshop and Certification Schedule

This fall the Dry Stone Conservancy will host two introductory workshops as well as one advanced level workshop and certifications for all levels.

Introductory Workshop – September 23-24 (Sat-Sun) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic rock fence restoration along a classic Kentucky thoroughfare.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Introductory Workshop – October 6-7 (Fri-Sat) : Fayette Co., KY – In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about historic cemetery wall restoration.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Prep Workshop – October 18-19 (Wed-Thu) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – This advanced level workshop is intended for those wishing to pursue DSC certification.  The workshop will be led by DSC Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale.  More information about registration and payment can be accessed by clicking here.

Certification Exams – October 20 & 22 (Fri & Sun) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information can be found here.  Payment can be made here.

Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition – October 21 (Sat) : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – More information about this event can be found here.

DSC Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule & Registration Form

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2017 Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition!

The 2017 Robert M. Brewer National Walling Competition will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

There are competitive classes for all skill levels.  There will also be cash and tool prizes.

Do you think you can build the best wall?

You can find the event program sheet here.

More information, registration and payment can also be found here.!

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May 2017 Workshops in Fayette County, KY

We are happy to announce two workshops in Fayette County, Kentucky at the end of May.

May 26-27 (Fri-Sat) we will offer a two-day introductory workshop.  Introductory Workshops are designed for drystone enthusiasts with little to no previous experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of drystone construction techniques.  The pace will be comfortable and participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to build and repair a typical rock fence or retaining wall. Led by DSC Master Craftsman, Neil Rippingale, it should be an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best.  More information and registration can be found here.

May 28 (Sun) we will offer a single-day wallhead construction workshop.  This workshop will also be led by Neil Rippingale.  It will be a chance for those who have already taken a workshop and are wanting to advance some of their skill.  This course will skim over some stone dressing techniques to fabricate the stones for use in wallheads, lintel, etc.  More information, and registration can be found here.