EDUCATION

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Plymouth Quarries is committed to the ongoing stone and products education. Whether you are a contractor, designer, architect, student or homeowner we are a resource to answer any questions you have.

Locally we support the vo-tech high schools such as South Shore Tech High in Hanover, MA. and Weymouth High in Weymouth, MA. Our ongoing tours for high school, undergrad and graduate students studying architecture, landscape and construction management bring in hundreds of students over the year.
Contact us for info on our upcoming workshops, contractor events or tours.

 

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image002We are proud to support The Stone Trust to give you options of education in the art of stonework.  Whether you are a professional stone mason or a stone enthusiast The Stone Trust has the right workshop for you.  Learn more about The Stone Trust on their >website

 

Milton Cemetary

THE HISTORIC 1672 MILTON CEMETERY STONE WALL REBUILD


Plymouth Quarries is a sponsor of The Milton Cemetery rebuilding and renovating of a historic dry laid stone wall on the property. The original wall was built as a border marker between what was then the property line of the Cemetery and a private landowner. In recent years the Cemetery acquired the adjacent property, which is currently wooded and overgrown. As a result of this overgrowth, age and the natural buildup of compost along its sides, the border wall is currently in a severe state of disrepair.

The long term plan for this new parcel of land is to create a meditation garden with a meandering walking path through it. The wall, which was originally built as a border wall between two landowners, will again act as a border of sorts to enclose the mediation garden and create a more inviting space.

The Project will require the participation of 12 individuals who are interested in dry laid stone wall work and are willing to make a time commitment and a donation to the Cemetery Gift Fund to support the ongoing beautification of the Cemetery. The instruction will take place on Saturdays in September and October but the building schedule will have more flexibility to accommodate individual schedules. > Stone Wall Rebuild

 

 

RISD"Derek and Dean provide wonderfully informative tours of Plymouth Quarries for young and emerging landscape architecture students. They are incredibly generous with their time and resources and genuinely interested in fostering stronger relationships between students, designers, masons, and stone quarries. Their diverse experience in the field allows for them to engage in conversations about materials and design from multiple perspectives. Each year we look forward to visiting Plymouth Quarries to learn about their new practices in sustainability, material sourcing, and stone processing. Derek and Dean are a wonderful resource for anyone looking to learn more about stone and the various ways it can be implemented in architectural and landscape design.”

Gavin Zeitz, RISD Landscape Architecture Department - Lecturer in Material Logic

 

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THIN STONE CLASS

Application & Design

This free One Day Class covers:


• Proper installation procedures for any situation


• Joint size and grout options


Tips on cutting veneers


Creating blends


• Selling the job

 

RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS CLASS

This Free One Day Class covers:

• Budgets for your business

• Pricing the job

• Failures & Mistakes