Copestones at top of wall, Jamestown, RI. The yellow-orange lichen prefers rocks with base cations and a coastal setting.
WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE, HOW?
To learn the absolute basics about stone walls, consult the Primer.
LINKS TO RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
The SWI is focussed on stone wall investigation, conservation, and education.There are many other aspects of the stone wall phenomenon that deserve attention, notably the building of stone walls, the appreciation of stone walls as an art form, and the walls of ot her places. In this section, I post links to these different aspects. [Read More]
INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO BUILD STONE WALLS
There are many resources and instructions for making your own wall and making it look old. [Read More].
BOOKS BY SWI COORDINATOR
The principal resources for the Stone Wall Initiative are three books written by Robert M. Thorson between 1998 and 2005 . All of these books, are widely available in bookstores throughout the northeastern U.S. and in selected bookstores outside the region. All can be purchased via internet bookstores. [Read More]
There are many fine books on stone walls and related phenomenon. [Read More]
Public Presentations are no longer routine. Contact the coordinator, Professor Thorson.