Kevin gave an engaging talk that went through the purpose, history, and some politics of stone walls — all the while keeping his hands busy building a small wall on the table with side comments on what he was doing. The wall and the talk finished at the same time. There were a lot of questions about the stone walls in Grafton, and his assessment is that they were no different from the ones built throughout New England, with some fine examples on Wheeler Road right outside the Community Barn where the event of his talk was held.
Pictures from Kevin Gardner’s talk:
Kevin Gardner presents “Discovering New England Stone Walls”, Friday April 8 at 7:00 pm at the Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Road (Directions). This event is Co-sponsored by The Grafton Garden Club.
Kevin touches on the history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics of stone walls. Author of “The Granite Kiss”, he will explain why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls. Watch as he assembles a stone wall on the table in front of you.