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Dry Stone Wall Workshop - see you in August 2017!

Presented by Friends of Ferris and the Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada

Our DSW workshop is over for another year. See the newest photos at the link below.


The videos below are from our 2016 and other previous workshops

About the weekend - please note - this is last year's info. 2017 Workshop TBA.

On the weekend of August 27th - 28th, 2016, the Dry Stone Walling Association of 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 walls, easily three or four miles 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 beginner's dry stone walling course led by Sean Donnelly, recently Level III certified, and by special arrangement, a Members’ session for any association member who would like additional walling practice as follow up to a previous workshop. Akira Inam will be leading the member’s group.

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

View and print off our Dry Stone Wall Workshop flyer!


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