August 15, 2012
The Stonewurx International Dry Stone Walling Festival will celebrate the ancient craft of dry stone walling from Sept. 28 to 30 in Hanover.

“It’s also an opportunity to educate those interested in the art through a one-of-a kind learning experience,” says one of the festival organizers, Paul Brydges of Brydges Landscape Architecture in Guelph and treasurer on the LO board of directors.

“We are having a special student day for college students on Thurs., Sept. 27. We are doing some hands-on technique training for them, lectures by the instructors, who we are bringing over from Britain, and a tour of the facility explaining how natural stone can be used in many diverse ways in the landscape. This tour portion is my baby to layout for the students to get them excited about natural stone,” says Brydges.

There is a ribfest and dance on Sept. 29 from 5 to midnight.

Paul Brydges has joined with another LO member Tim Kramer, Ground Effects Landscape, Hanover, and Dean McClellan, Dry Stone Guild Commission, to organize the event.

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