Collect and sort stone from the land, and help us build a retaining wall with a seat for the children’s fire pit area at our Farm campus!
This will be a hands-on practical day focusing on the principles of building a dry-stone wall.
In the morning session participants will work individually, preparing and building the first few courses of a practice wall. In the afternoon we will work as a group, building a retaining wall on the site.
Date – Sunday 23rd April 2023 from 9am – 5pm
Location – meet at Talgarth Car Park, LD3 0PQ
Our campus is a car free site, and we encourage participants to meet at 9am at Talgarth carpark to walk up to the campus ready to start the course for 10am. This is a moderate uphill walk of 35-40 minutes. If you are unable to do so we will organise lift-shares from the Car Park.
What you need – You should wear suitable, weather-dependent PPE including gloves, and good, sturdy boots. Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic at the farm.
What will I do and learn?
- How to prepare and sort stone ahead of building a wall
- Laying Foundations
- Learn the correct way to place face stone in a wall
- Laying stone in courses
- The importance of filling the middle of a wall
- Gain an introduction to using walling tools