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Wilton's Weir Farm To Host Stone Wall Workshop This Weekend

Sign up for Weir Farm's stone wall workshop.
Sign up for Weir Farm's stone wall workshop. Photo Credit: Richard Weizel, File

WILTON, Conn. -- Weir Farm National Historic Site in Ridgefield and Wilton will host a two-day hands-on stone wall workshop led by master craftsman Neil Reppingale on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Neil has traveled the world building stone walls and is an engaging and informative instructor in dry stone wall building, restoration and repair," according to a statement from Weir Farm.

Inexperienced enthusiasts and masons will learn basic instruction on dry stone construction followed by a hands-on project. Participants will receive a copy of the training manual "Building and Repairing Dry Stone Fences and Retaining Walls."

Participants should bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for outdoor work, water and a bagged lunch.

To register, call the Dry Stone Conservancy at 859-266-4807. The two-day workshop costs $200 and requires a deposit of $100.

For more information, visit the Dry Stone Conservancy website.

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