Learn to build a dry stone wall event at Sweet Life Farm

Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019
52 Pitt's Lane Madoc, Ontario
Now Booking

We are excited to announce a unique hands-on walling workshop to be held at a beautiful farm retreat not far from Madoc Ontario.

The July 13-14  workshop will be a continuing event offered each year to reestablish a network of historic walls on the estate, reconstructed to their former glory.

This is a two day event and will have several aspects and activities related to the craft of walling including an informative talk on the history and the unique geological features of the area by the author and journalist Gordon Pitt’s whose ancestors settled the farm in 1867, 

Dr. Judy Adler will guide participants in postural and stretching techniques to avoid strain and injury. 

At the end of the day participants can enjoy a relaxation class with hot Acuballs and partner stretching, in the studio. 

There will be scrumptious lunches, an evening musical gathering, swimming in the aqua blue pond and an opportunity for meditation anywhere on this lovely getaway in the rolling hills of Centre Hastings

Cost for this two day seminar/ experience is only 250 dollars and includes full hands on instruction by certified professional waller John Shaw-Rimmington, printed walling material, lunches, refreshments, taxes and evening activities.

Please contact mcclaryharris@sympatico.ca to register

Limited spaces are available. 

Camping is available on site , or if you prefer something less rugged guests wishing to stay at the farmhouse a $100 accommodation fee includes a comfortable bed for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, refreshments and taxes. Our gardens are lush and 100% organic and our food is delicious and healthy. Space is limited. To register please contact


Sweet Life Farm http://sweetlifefarm.ca/retreat.html is run by Judy Adler a Chiropractor, and Richard Eaton a Forester. The farm is located in Centre Hastings, a once geologically active part of Ontario. There are several small veins of Talc running through the property produced by the intrusion of magma into sedimentary rock about 1 billion years ago.  You can look out from the house across to the steep escarpment on the southerly edge of Lake Moira. This escarpment marks the edge of limestone to the south and the southern edge of the Canadian Shield to the north.The rocks around the property display the rich geological activity of the region.The sand and rocks by the ponds as well as the  rocks and boulders in the many dry stone walls were brought here by the meltwater action when the last glacier receded.