Public Talks

photo by Kristen Gillott

The Shelburne Museum exhibit, "Good Fences, Vermont Stone Walls," resulted in a series of presentations around Vermont about stone walls and the meaning they hold for those who built them, grew up around them and treasure them still today. To schedule a presentation, contact Charley.

The presentations have really been conversations’a sharing of stories about walls and stone work.

Recent conversations have been sponsored and hosted by the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, the Osher Institute, Shelburne Museum, Friends of the UVM Horticultural Farm as well as town historical societies in Cambridge, Westford, Shoreham, New Haven, and Bristol.

Stories in Stone

The Vermont Stories in Stone Project documents historically-significant walls in our state, collects stories about walls meaningful to the lives of Vermonters, and presents both images and stories to enhance the public appreciation of our state’s heritage of wall building and the social memory stone walls hold. If you know about a historically significant stone wall in Vermont or would like to learn more about the project, please send Charley an email.


"Stone on the Land," page 7, Winter 2014 issue of Friends of the UVM Horticultural Farm Newsletter.

"Building With Stone, Building Community," page 6, Fall 2011 issue of the Friends of the UVM Horticultural Farm Newsletter.

"Herb Spirals, Beauty & Function in the Kitchen Garden," on page 7 in the December 2011 issue (No. 11) of the Green Energy Times.

Good Walls Make Good Gardens,” published in the Winter 2011 issue of Vermont's Local Banquet magazine, shows some of the fun to be had with the wide diversity of stone in Vermont.