This is where you can find out about up and coming events:

Dry Stone Wall Building Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, April 27th, - April 28th, 2019 (Two-day Workshop)
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Who: Andrew Pighills

Where:   Stonewell Farm in Killingworth, Connecticut, 06419

This two-day, hands-on, dry stone wall-building workshop instructs homeowners and tradespeople the structural techniques involved in building a dry stone wall. The outdoor classroom provides the setting for practicing proper dry stone walling methods including safety, batter, hearting, throughs, and coping.  Knowledge gained will prepare students for their own projects and help train their eyes to identify proper walling techniques in all dry-stone walls. Registration is limited to 8 participants, who must be 18 years of age or older. Cost includes an evening "Pizza Rustica' dinner, prepared on-site in a hand-built stone, wood-fired oven crafted by the instructor.
Cost: $350
To register:Contact Workshop Administrator
tel. 860-575-0526

Participants from our Spring 2018 workshop

Our onsite wood fired oven

                                         Relaxing with beer, wine and pizza                                   


Speaking Engagements

Essex Meadows
11am January 24th 2019
Describes not how, but where to place stone in the garden, and which material to use when creating contrast or harmony. From steps and paths to direct or invite,through mosaics, follies, benches, seats, and other whimsies, to ponds and patios to relax and refresh.

Guilford Free Library
7pm February 7th 201 9
Concentrating on the stone structures of England and New England, this lecture draws comparisons, similar and dissimilar, between the geology, building styles and techniques, and follows the evolution of stone walls and structures from colonial times to the present day and explains how they fit into the garden and broader landscape, past and present.