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Walling Workshop, Gibbs Honey, Vankleek Hill

July 20 @ 9:00 am July 21 @ 4:00 pm


Our Host

Gibbs Honey is owned by Andrea and Russell Gibbs. They combine time-honoured tradition with modernity to produce premium, 100% raw honey and beeswax products—made only by their bees. The historic farm is located on 111 acres of pasture, forest and wildflower meadows. The property features a Victorian farmhouse and a well-preserved barn dating back to the late 1800’s. They are passionate about maintaining the original character of the farm and are excited about the opportunity to rebuild the stone wall at the front entrance of the property.

This dry stone workshop is designed for beginner level wallers. This is a new wall using stone from the property. The focus of the workshop will be on the application of proper structural principles of dry stone walling. Participants will be taught fundamental principles and techniques including bonding, batter, hearting and through stones.

Schedule and Preparation


9:00: Overview and site work begins
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review and continue work
16:00 End of day one

9:00: Review work and continue
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review and continue
16:00 Final photo and workshop close

*Lunch and snacks are included

Required Equipment

  • Safety glasses
  • 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

Directions and Accommodations

Camping at the farm is available. Contact Gibbs Honey (613-699-1131) directly to arrange a spot.

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501 MacCallum's Lane
Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0b 1R0 Canada
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