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Sat, Jul 27


Roots Cut Flower Farm

Behind the Scenes Tour of Earthworks - 7/27/24

Behind the Scenes Tour of Earthworks - 7/27/24
Behind the Scenes Tour of Earthworks - 7/27/24

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM

Roots Cut Flower Farm, 2428 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015, USA

About the event

Another business operates out of the Elston Farm: Earthworks  Landscape Design and Construction.  Mike Elston is a stone mason and  hardscaper, creating outdoor living spaces for homeowners throughout our  community.  Mike is both an artist and construction worker; he loves  natural stone and uses it to design functional spaces, using dry-laid  practices.  Come to the farm and learn about this age-old craft and how  Mike performs it using a mix of modern and old tools and techniques.  We  will start by touring Mike's pet rock collections and learning about  how different rock and brick forms are used in construction.  We will  also observe base drainage materials, hand and power tools, and a few  basic hardscape construction techniques.  Next, Mike will show attendees  the Elston patio, walls and walkways.  As a 125 year old farm, the  residence has many obstacles, grade changes, and utility concerns to be  factored when making a functional design.  Mike will explain how one  takes all these considerations into account to design and construct  functional, enduring hardscapes for generations to come.

You  will leave with an appreciation for the art of natural stone work, the  true weight of heavy rocks, and inspiration to consider functional and  beautiful outdoor spaces wherever you go.

The tour will be held rain or shine, and involves walking the grounds of our working farm. The ground is uneven and involves some inclines. Dressing for the weather and terrain is a must. 


  • Attendee

    +$1.88 service fee



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