Over a period of ten months, with three weekend workshops and three practice days, the Dummerston Town Pound became a reality. Forty-four volunteers traveled from near and far to be part of the re-creation and to hone their dry stone walling skills.
Pictured above is Jared Flynn and “Pippy.”
Jared is instructing a walling workshop in Dummerston September 19-20. Details below.
The Landmark Trust USA in association with The Scott Farm in Dummerston, Vermont is offering a two-day workshop in building a dry stone wall on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20 from 8:30 to 4.
This hands-on introductory workshop using native stone is designed to teach homeowners and trades people the structural techniques involved in building and restoring a historic field stone wall. After a short instructional video you will proceed to the outdoor classroom with
breathtaking views across Scott Farm’s orchard to New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock. Participants will learn the correct dry stone walling techniques including safety, batter, hearting, throughs, and coping. The knowledge gained should help students train their eye to identify proper walling techniques in all walls, providing a lifetime of exploring.
A tent will cover part of the work site as this is a rain or shine workshop. Participants need to bring gear for inclement weather, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and lunch. Safety goggles, tools (bring your own if you have them), morning coffee, fresh-picked Scott Farm apples, and water will be provided.
The cost for the two-day workshop is $250. Please register for the course with Kelly Carlin at The Scott Farm (802) 254-6868 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Jared Flynn will field questions you have about dry stone walling, (802) 254-2432.