Ferris Provincial Park Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Friday, August 27, 2010 to Saturday, August 28, 2010
Near Campbellford Ontario
Beginner Seminar




At the beginning of day one of a two day workshop at Ferris Provincial Park students contemplate the task of taking down this 35 foot long section of older wall in order to be able to properly rebuild it. There are many old dry stone walls in Ferris Park. They were all built at least 100 years ago when the rocky Kawartha lakes drumlin-covered land near Campbellford Ontario was cleared for farmland by the Ferris family.


This workshop was run by the DSWAC in conjunction with Parks Canada and The Friends of Ferris.




Two hours Saturday morning of 'taking down' the old wall. 



By Sunday at 5 pm the next day after 16 hours of solid hands-on interaction, the wall repair is completed. Hot work, but good of fun and some newly acquired skills for many of the participants.