Registration begins for stone wall workshops

A series of stone wall building workshops will take place this winter in Hinesburg. Participants in the one-day workshop learn the basic techniques for building dry-laid stone walls, with a special focus on stone native to Vermont. The hands-on workshops are held in warm greenhouses at Red Wagon Plants on Shelburne Falls Road and are led by Vermont stonemasons trained through Britain’s Dry Stone Walling Association. The workshops have been organized the past seven winters by Charley MacMartin of Queen City Soil & Stone.

Participants have included homeowners and area landscapers looking to strengthen their stone work skills. Cindy Cole in Richmond comments: “The stone wall workshop awoke a new passion and appreciation for stone. We were equipped with the enthusiasm and skills to build four beautiful stone walls with gathered materials from our property.”

Upcoming workshop dates include Jan. 19, 2013, with additional dates through March 2013. The price for the one-day workshop is $100, and space is limited. For the complete schedule and registration information, contact Charley MacMartin at (802) 318-2411 or click on the workshop link at www.queencitysoilandstone.com.

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