Spring is nearly here !!!

Victoria Day Seminar

A two-day beginner's dry stone wall workshop is planned for the Victoria Day Weekend of May 19 to May 20  2018. Participants of all ages and all skill levels will learn the craft of dry lay construction ( using only stones , no mortar) as we continue to build another interesting section of 6 foot high dry stone wall around a beautiful property near in Rockport Ontario Canada  


This dry stone walling class is for beginners wishing to learn the basics participationg with a small group of students (all ages) who will be gathered under the direction of proffessional stone waller John Shaw-Rimmington to create a section of tall random coursed wall with gate end, on right in the village of Rockport. 
The community will also have other events happening this weekend including arts and cratfts and entertainment.  For friends of attending artists and local community participants the cost is 200 dollars

Cost for this two-day hands-on seminar, including printed instruction sheets, lunches for both days and a possible audio visual presentation on Saturday night is only $250. For more information please write to mcclaryharris@sympatico.ca or John@dswac.ca

http://www.dswa.ca/event/victoria-day-weekend-walling-seminar

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Snow makes the perfect topping for dry stone structures here in Canada.

The Ennismore Arch has become a well known and well loved landmark since it was built two years ago during two consecutive weekend Dry Stone Walling Across Canada Workshops . It can be veiwed in the parkette situated where three different roads converge near Ennismore Ontario.

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The 'bones', are the most important aspect of a well designed garden. Carefully fitted stones used in an aestheticly pleasing hardscape create the best bone structure .  This terraced garden has good bones. It will have a strong healthy visual appeal, not just in spring, summer and fall, but also all through the winter.

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Farley Mowat Boat

Port Hope's Air and Sea Cadets at the dry stone Farley Mowat Boat-roofed House on November 11th Canada Remembrance Day 2017. Farley would be proud.

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