Dry Stone Walling Workshop: Trail U 1131

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Dry stone walling workshop teaching proper preparation on setting up batter frames and sorting stone in NJ and nearby NY.

 Register for Dry Stone Walling WorkshopThe NYNJ Trail Conference is excited to announce this workshop being held in partnership with The Stone Trust. Established in southern Vermont in 2010, The Stone Trust’s mission is to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling

     This dry stone walling workshop is ideal for both beginner and dry stone wallers, enthusiasts, homeowners, and contractors alike. This is a special workshop where some of the top dry stone wall building instructors in North America will be teaching the art and craft of dry stone walling on this historic site. It is a great opportunity for those in the greater metropolitan New York City area to learn about dry stone wall building without a long distance trip.  

     This is the 2nd and final workshop which will build a permanent wall in front of the Trail Conferences’s new headquarters at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse in Mahwah NJ.  This workshop aims to complete a free-standing wall which will be three feet tall and run for over 160 ft.  The wall will be built using the standard structural practices.  The style of work will aim to match the historic dry stone walls and fences of the area.  There are several cheek ends and curved section for the more advanced participants.


     The workshop will take place in front of the Darlington School House so there is indoor space for the morning introductions, and the work site is fairly level and well prepared.


     The wall will be built with a variety of local field stone and quarried stone.  There is stone from the site; nearby Ramapo College has donated local field stone; and quarried stone from Hillburn Granite has been donated as well. In all over 100 tons of stone will be used to complete this wall.


finish section of wall from 1st dry stone wall workshop




For more on Dry Stone Walling Workshop and to register please visit The STONE Trust


Workshop Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
2 days

NYNJ Trail Conference Headquarters-The Historic Darlington Schoolhouse

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Trail Conference Headquarters, Mahwah, NJ
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Fee OR Reduced rate with recommendation
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Membership Required?: 
Kevin Simpson
Jared Flynn, Brian Post, TJ Mora
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[email protected]
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