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Discovering New England Stone Walls

Kevin GardnerMARK YOUR CALENDAR

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways and the Hooksett Conservation Commission are hosting Kevin Gardner’s talk on Discovering New England Stone Walls on October 21, 7:00 pm – 9:00 at the Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way in Hooksett. (Click title to read more) 

 

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by Ransmeier & Spellman, PC and Hession & Pare, PC.

Please join us for Kevin Gardner’s talk covering a few topics from his book about New England stone walls,The Granite Kiss(Countryman Press). Kevin will touch on their history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He’ll also explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls and the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built.

Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies ofThe Granite Kisswill be available for sale. There will be a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.***

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways is a non-profit land trust with a mission to permanently conserve a network of lands that protects the region’s water, wildlife habitat, forests, and farmland. Bear-Paw now holds easements or land protecting 56 properties and 6,408 acres. Established by resident volunteers, Bear-Paw works to conserve open space in Allenstown, Barnstead, Candia, Deerfield, Epsom, Hooksett, Northwood, Nottingham, Pittsfield, Raymond, and Strafford through outreach, education, and the completion of land protection projects.

For information about Bear-Paw events, how to become a member, land protection options for landowners or volunteering with the land trust, please contact Daniel Kern at Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Post Office Box 19, Deerfield, NH 03037,603 463-9400,. You can also visit their website atwww.bear-paw.org.   

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