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Stone wall workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   –     December 7, 2010     –

A series of stone wall building workshops has been announced for this winter in Hinesburg. Participants in the one-day workshops learn the basic techniques for building dry-laid stone walls, with a special focus on stone native to Vermont. The hands-on workshops are held in warm greenhouses and led by Vermont stonemasons trained through Britain’s Dry Stone Walling Association. The workshops are organized by Charley MacMartin of Queen City Soil & Stone.

Participants in previous workshops included homeowners and area landscapers looking to strengthen their stone work skills. Jim Flint, Executive Director of Friends of Burlington Gardens noted, “Charley MacMartin is not only a skilled stone artisan, but he’s also a patient, caring, and inspiring educator.”

Upcoming workshop dates include February 12 and the workshops continue with additional dates through March 2011. The price for the one day workshop is $100, and space is limited. For the complete schedule and registration information, contact Charley MacMartin at (802) 318-2411 or click on the workshop link at www.queencitysoilandstone.com.  Email: macmartin@igc.org

'Calf Corral' for a raw milk dairy in Hinesburg. They wanted a place for their calves to be outside immediately after being born but still protected. The dairy is also a CSA so kids can run over and see the calves while their parents pick up milk. It was a lot of fun to create!

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