Walling workshop at Scotsdale Farm

Scotsdale Farm

October 14-15, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

Walling workshop at Scotsdale Farm

The Scotsdale Farm dry-stone restoration workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate level wallers. 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. There is also a curved portion of the restoration wall.

In 1982, Scotsdale Farm was bequeathed to the Ontario Heritage Trust by Stewart and Violet (Letty) Bennett. A working farm, Scotsdale presents visitors with 215 hectares (531 acres) of pastoral countryside. Superb hiking trails run through the farm’s rolling hills and woodlands. The Bruce Trail and the Bennett Heritage Trail cross the property, offering hikers hours of scenic enjoyment in this Niagara Escarpment park. The special natural heritage features of the Niagara Escarpment prompted the United Nations to designate it a World Biosphere Reserve.

There is also an active volunteer group called the Friends of Scotsdale Farm. The Friends’ purpose is to protect and preserve this significant heritage site by restoring, developing and maintaining the site, with a view to commemorating and preserving it, and educating the public.

Tickets: $200 per person

For more information or to register for this event, visit this website.


Scotsdale Farm
13807 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario