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Annual Dry Stone Wall Workshop - August 2017

Presented by Friends of Ferris and Dry Stone Canada

Another successful workshop has come and gone! View our 2017 timeline video below!

Please note - the workshop is now over. Watch for our 2018 workshop info

On the weekend of August 26th - 27th, 2017, Dry Stone Canada, in conjunction with the Friends of Ferris Park, will be running a walling workshop at Ferris Provincial Park near Campbellford Ontario. We invite you to take part in a project where we will rebuild a section of heritage wall.

A network of stone walls, easily four kms long and at least a hundred years old, crisscrosses this area of beautiful rolling farmland and is an important feature of this property, which now is a stately 200 hectare provincial park.

Over the weekend, we are offering a hands-on introduction to beginner's dry stone wall course led by John Scott, a Members’ session for any association member who would like additional walling practice as follow up to a previous workshop.

The student course will cover important walling elements such as hearting, batter, through-stones, cheek ends, corners, and various types of coping. Participants will learn the basic techniques of dry laid construction including stiles and various structural solutions to carry out sympathetic repair of historic stone walls.

For the student workshop:
Students may register for this two-day event which will include a non-electrical campsite in the park (if required), two lunches, and refreshments - fee for this year`s workshop is $200.
For the Members’ Session:
There is no charge for current members of Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada / association canadienne des artisans bâtisseurs en pierres sèches; however, spaces are limited.

Note: If you do not wish to camp over the weekend, a list of B&B accommodation in the town of Campbellford is available on request. Participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements with local operators as soon as possible.

Please direct registration and any inquiries about this course/workshop to with "Ferris Park" in the subject line.

** Complete 2017 information and registration forms, and waivers - click here>>
View and print off our Dry Stone Wall Workshop flyer for more information!

Check out the progress - view our previous workshop videos here

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