Sunday, October 3, 2021

Farm fences – Stone walls, Hedgerows, Waddle fences

These endangered fences using rocks or trees/bushes should be preserved... or at least appreciated. There are several upcoming hedgerow talks and some very good talks on a variety of stone walls, that were taped.



UPCOMING TALKS

Se 28 Tue 7-8:30 Mysteries of Harvard's Stone Walls Solved. “History of the New England stone walls.” Dr. Robert Thorson, geologist and author of Exploring Stone Walls and Stone by Stone: The Fascinating History in New England’s Stone Walls. Harvard Conservation Trust HERE TAPE also HERE Great talk

Oct 20 Wed 2 How to Manage a Hedge. “Why do we have hedgerows? What do we mean by hedgerows?” Good/bad examples, how to manage. Megan Gimber. Shropshire Hedgerow Project monthly talks. CPRE Shropshire UK HERE speak on survey Nv 10

Nov 10 Wed 2:30-3:45 Why Hedgerows are Fabulous and How to Survey Them. ‘Close the Gap’, … ‘Healthy Hedgerows App’ and learn specialized survey techniques.” Megan Gimber (People's Trust for Endangered Species). 3 weekly talks Wild Oxfordshire. UK HERE same speaker on general info Oc 20

Nov 17 Wed 2:30-3:45 Hedgerows and Wildlife 'Reservoirs of Life'. Rob Wolton (Devon Hedgerow Project). 3 weekly talks Wild Oxfordshire. UK HERE

Nov 24 Wed 2:30-3:45 Protecting Hedgerows: Planning System & the Hedge Protection Bill. Emma Marrington. 3 weekly talks Wild Oxfordshire. UK HERE

Dec 8 Wed 2-3:30 Er... what's in that hedge?! “foraging for food in hedgerows.” Adele Nozedar. Shropshire Hedgerow Project monthly talks. CPRE Shropshire UK HERE

2022
Jan 12 Wed 2-3:30 The Plant Lore of our English Hedgerows. by botanist and folklore expert, Roy Vickery. website, Plant Lore HERE Shropshire Hedgerow Project monthly talks. CPRE Shropshire UK HERE

Mar 9 Wed 2-3:30 The Field Names of Shropshire. “look at the types of trees and other flora mentioned in them as well as the general vocabulary for our hedgerows and boundaries.” Dr Jayne Carroll and John Baker from the Institute for Name Studies (University of Nottingham). Shropshire Hedgerow Project monthly talks. CPRE Shropshire UK HERE


TAPED TALKS

STONE WALLS

Stone Wall Initiative. Website. Dr. Robert Thorson, UConn HERE

Mysteries of Harvard's Stone Walls Solved. “History of the New England stone walls.” Dr. Robert Thorson, geologist and author of Exploring Stone Walls and Stone by Stone: The Fascinating History in New England’s Stone Walls. Harvard Conservation Trust Se 28 2021 HERE TAPE also HERE Great talk

Sermons in Stone: Stone Walls of New England. “In 1871 there were 252,539 miles of stone walls in New England and New York.” Various styles, details the different ways they were built. Susan Allport author Sermons in Stone. Falmouth Museums on the Green HERE Mar 25 TAPE HERE Great talk

New England's Stone Walls: Stories & Conservation. Dr. Robert Thorson, geologist and author of Exploring Stone Walls and Stone by Stone: The Fascinating History in New England’s Stone Walls. Aug 12 2020 Weston Historical Sociery HERE

Concord: Laid in Stone. Dr. Robert Thorson, geologist and author of Exploring Stone Walls and Stone by Stone: The Fascinating History in New England’s Stone Walls. Nv 4 2020 Concord Museum HERE

Stone Walls - How to Identify, Document and Evaluate Them in a Historic Landscape. “new technology, especially LIDAR, is making it possible to identify previously undocumented stone walls and other structures that may not be visible to the eye.” Dr. Jeff Howry. PreservationMass Au 19 2020 HERE

The History and Structure of Stone Walls. Talk and builds example using large pebbles. Kevin Gardner. Vermont Libraries. No ppt, in person. Jan 8 2020 TAPE HERE

HEDGEROWS, WATTLE FENCES films

Hedging (1942) 8 min. film HERE

Vanishing Hedgerows, BBC film by David Cobham 2012 HERE

Short videos: Coppicing (cut down) HERE Pleaching (weaving, Edwardian Farm) HERE Lay a hedge (existing trees) HERE Various hedges HERE

Hedge Talks: An introduction to the dynamic world of hedgerows. May 31 2021 The Tree Council HERE

Traditional Hedge Laying in the South of England Style (pleaching) 40min UK HERE

Wattle fence (woven) 20 min HERE


Farm and barn blog posts of taped talks HERE

Calendar of virtual food history talks HERE

Distant view of Boston by John Rubens Smith, 1775-1849. After 1809. Library of Congress. Click to enlarge. Stone walls and split log fences.

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