Dry Stone Canada is proud to partner with The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery to offer this 2 day walling workshop. This is a first for Dry Stone Canada: to offer a workshop outside of Ontario!
Cherry Hill is a seaside village situated in Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, about one hundred fifteen kilometers from Halifax. It’s on the Lighthouse Route. Nearby communities are Vogler’s Cove (3 km) and Broad Cove (4 km). Slightly further afield are the villages of Petite Riviere, Mill Village, and Port Medway.
The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery (FCHC) propose to restore a cemetery wall dating from the early to mid 1800’s. It defines the entrance to the resting place of the many of Cherry Hill’s first early settlers. Currently much of the wall is hidden under an overgrowth of shrub and grass.
The remnants of stone walls throughout the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg attest to two centuries of dry stone walling tradition all over the district. The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery are a group are volunteers who want to preserve our local history and learn more of the art of dry stone walling.
18:00 Meet & Greet in Vogler’s Cove Community Hall or Broad Cove Community Hall.
8:00: Community breakfast at United Communities Fire Hall in Cherry Hill
9:00: Official welcome led by spiritual guide, Armand Huet de Grenier. 10:00 field work
13:00 Review & continue work
16:00 End of day one workshop
17:00 BBQ & banquet at Vogler’s Cove Hall. Instructor lecture
19:00 Campfire at local home.
9:00: Review work and continue
13:00 Review and continue
16:00 Final Photo and end.
FCHC members will offer billets and /or camping accommodation for participants near the site.
Hotels are available in Bridgewater or Liverpool NS
Fee is $250.00
Lunch and snacks are included
Safety boots (if you have them)
Gloves (don’t bring expensive gloves they get shredded just as quickly as the cheap ones)
Appropriate clothing – We work in all weather conditions
Registration And Waiver
Please print, complete, and send out the the waiver and registration forms electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Cherry Hill Cemetery” in the subject line.
Or by mail to:
Dry Stone Canada c/o Bill Jeffers
24 Sword St,
- E-transfer via email@example.com
- Cheque payable to: Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada and mailed to above address