The Rockport Garden Club is hosting Matt Carter, owner of Green Island Stonework in Topsham, as its November speaker.

The meeting is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. It is free to the public.

Carter built his first dry stone wall in 1992 on a horse farm in Upstate New York. After which he studied dry stone walling with master craftsmen in the United States, Canada, and England.

In 24 years, Matt has built or repaired more than 1,500 tons, or 3 million pounds, of dry stone walls. He has worked in Maine for the past 16 years designing and creating stone walls, patios, fireplaces, and outdoor spaces, using mostly native Maine stone.

Carter is certified by the DSWA as a dry stone walling instructor and occasionally teaches workshops in dry stone walling in Maine and throughout New England. He will talk about the history of dry stone walls in New England and will include how dry stone walls are built and why some last and others fail.

For more information, call 515-480-1762.