In 1880 Roland Robertson wrote about New England fences –“Of all the fences, the most enduring and satisfying to the eye is the stonewall. If its foundation be well laid, it may last as long as the world.”

Held together by the forces of gravity and friction, New England stonewalls have passed the test of time. Learn the craft of dry stone walling with Master Craftsman, Chris Tanguay at the Tin Mountain Stonewall Building Workshop on Saturday, September 10 and /or Sunday September 11 from 9 AM through 4 PM. Tanguay is committed to constructing quality hardscapes to age old standards upheld by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Being one of seven certified Master Craftsmen in the United States and one of 163 in the world, you are ensured a project that will last a lifetime.

Come try your hand at the ancient art of stone wall building and leave a piece of yourself on the landscape. Participants will work as a team, placing specially chosen stones to build a free standing stonewall to compliment the gardens on the south side of the Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH. The cost is $50 for either the Saturday or Sunday workshops, or $75 for both. Reservations are requested by calling Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991 or emailing Be sure to bring safety glasses or sunglasses, heavy duty work boots, work gloves, a stone hammer and lunch.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 environmental education non-profit organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over thirty years. Tin Mountain nature programs are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean, the Evenor Armington Fund and Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway. Upcoming fallprograms will soon be posted on the web at and the Tin Mountain facebook page.