What is better than a walk in our New England woods in the fall, immersing yourself in one of nature’s perfect landscapes, one punctuated by historic stone walls? There’s just something magical about the way these man-made elements weave their way around trees, up rocky hills, and down into wetland grottos. And if you are like most New Englanders (or even transplants from elsewhere), you’ve probably yearned to have those stone features somewhere in your own landscape. Now is your chance to admire them up close and personal.
Join Magma's Neil Best for a one day workshop geared toward all things stone related. Besides sharing the history of the stone found in the region, Neil will show you how to use the tools that shape and cut stone. Thanks to Swenson Granite, you will get to split and shape granite while also learning proper wall building techniques. Best of all, you’ll work with Neil to rebuild a portion of a stone wall somewhere on Blithewold’s grounds. So bring your work boots and your fortitude, and get ready to have an adventure in stone! Click here to sign up. See you there!