511 N. Sandwich Road, Sandwich NH
Kevin Gardner, author of Granite Kiss, will give a hands-on overview of New England Stone Walls, touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. Includes generous question-and-answer period. Listeners are encouraged to bring specific problems or projects on their own properties. Wine reception to follow, $20 pp.
Kevin Gardner is a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH. Like a lot of independent rural Yankees, he's been a jack of many trades; a builder, logger, writer, teacher, radio voice, even an actor and director.
For more than forty years he has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional New England stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In 2001, Kevin published The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. He has also published poetry, songs, and essays, including "Land of Stone", an examination of several historic sites in the Monadnock Region, in the 2006 anthology Where The Mountain Stands Alone.
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