The Granite Kiss — Annual Meeting Lecture

Annual Meeting to feature Kevin Gardner

on New England Stone Walls


On Sunday March 13th the annual SRK Greenway meeting will be held in the downstairs hall of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New London. The directors are pleased to announce that the speaker will be Kevin Gardner. You won’t want to miss the chance to watch him actually construct a miniature wall as he speaks about the history of stone walls in New England.

Gardner’s talk will cover a few of the main topics of his book, The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building Stone Walls in New England.

Gardner will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their place in the famous New England landscape A writer, teacher, and tradesman, Gardner is a lifelong resident of Hopkinton. He has spent the past thirty years building and restoring walls as part of a family business that is renowned for traditional stonework.

Join us!  Everyone is welcome.

It all starts with a pot-luck supper at 5:00 in the lower level of the Lady Fatima Church in New London, NH. Jean LaChance has volunteered again to organize the dinner so please call her (927-4345) sooner rather than later to let her know what you are bringing. There will be a brief business meeting after dinner followed by Gardner’s talk. If you are only coming for the presentation, plan to arrive about 6:30. 

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