Workshops Archive

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Galloway walls feature a single stack of large stones on top of a double stack of small stones. While it may seem counter intuitive it is a very strong and fast way to build. Galloway walls are very applicable when there is a...

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This workshop is perfect for the homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. Over the course of the two days each participant will build about 35 sq. ft. of wall (one side),...

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Irish Feiden Wall, also known as an Irish Family walling is a style that involve a mix of vertically and horizontally placed stones in a variety of sizes to create a distinctive pattern with stones referred to as “children, mothers, fathers” based on their size...

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Seth Harris instructing the 2016 Test Prep workshop

Prepare for your certification test! This workshop is perfect those planning to test on Monday. Learn tips and techniques to help you pass your test, all while practicing on the stone walls used for the tests. A must-take workshop for those planning to go for...

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Come to the first Dry Stone Stairs workshop at The Stone Trust

This workshop will teach everything you need to know in order to build strong and long lasting dry stone steps. Participants will divide up to work on building several sets of new stairs in the Master Feature Park. There will be variation in...

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Wallers learning to use batter frames and string lines for building dry stone walls, dry stack walls, and dry laid walls.

This workshop is all about how to build and use guides for dry stone walling. We will show you different methods and materials to build batter frames for a variety of situations. Participants will split up into small groups to practice various techniques....

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two day level 1 - 9

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to educate yourself before hiring someone...

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Women's dry stack stone wall workshop

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! At The Stone Trust, all of our women's only workshops are taught by women wallers. This workshop will have the only 3 women in North America who are...

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Stone Shaping Course 2016 group photo at The Stone Trust

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used. ...

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Indoor Dry Stone Wall Workshop at The Stone Trust

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to educate yourself before hiring someone...

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Level 1 dry stone wall workshop group photo

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to educate yourself before hiring someone...

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Dry Stone Retaining Wall Course

Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound...

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2016 March Contractors Workshop group picture

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc....

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Indoor dry stone workshop march 2014 medium09

‎ Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner or hobbyist.   Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall...

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Dry stone retaining wall for workshops

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 8 participants with one Certified Instructor. Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers). $270 Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the...

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Dry stone wall workshop building second lift

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner or hobbyist.   Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall...

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May 2015 two day dry stone walling workshop group photo

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 30 participants with 4 certified instructors. This workshop is intended for novice and experienced wallers . $350 This two day workshop will be spent at the master features park rebuilding sections of wall. Participants will learn all the basics + so much more....

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Dry stone retaining wall for workshops

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 8 participants with one Certified Instructor. Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers). $270 Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the...

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Group Photo

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner or hobbyist.   Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall...

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Two day workshops attract lots of participants!

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 14 participants with two certified instructors. This workshop is intended for novice wallers . $350 This two day workshop will be spent at the master features park rebuilding sections of wall. Participants will learn all the basics + so much more....

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Typical Irish Family Dry Stone Wall (photo credit: glsmyth.com)

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 16 participants with 2 instructors. This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken at least 2 workshops, or have substantial experience. $390 This workshop will build two sections of wall one in the Scottish ‘Galloway’ Style and one in the...

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level 2 pre test throughstone

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 16 participants with lead Instructor Seth Harris. This workshop is intended for those wallers who are testing for Level 1 or 2 certification, however it is open to all. $270 Prepare for your certification test! This workshop is perfect...

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Dry stone retaining wall for workshops

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 8 participants with one Certified Instructor. Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers). $270 Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the...

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Workshop Level: 1. Up to 16 participants. Lead instructor Kim Coggin. Open to all Women. $245 A chance to learn from the only two women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener,...

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group-photo-dry-stone-wall-workshop

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner or hobbyist.   Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall...

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Darlington Schoolhouse. The workshop will build a dry stone wall between the road and the front of the schoolhouse

Details: Workshop Levels: 1 and 2, plus Wall Preparation Workshop. Up to 30 participants with 3 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $400 for main workshop. $150 for Wall Preparation. The two-day, Saturday-Sunday wall-building workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced dry stone wallers....

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Dry Stone wall head or cheek end being built in contractors workshop

Workshop Levels: 1 and 2. Up to 16 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $270 This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building...

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Indoor dry stone workshop march 2014 medium08

Up to 16 participants. Lead Instructor: Michael Murphy, with Torbin Larson. This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or entry level contractor.   Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall...

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Indoor dry stone workshop march 2014 medium09

The Stone Trust's popular fall one-day workshops are happening once again! This workshop will be taught by a DSWA Certified Instructor. If the weather cooperates we will be building the upper portion of the high wall started in May.  This is great feature to work on for wallers...

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may 2013

Our annual fall two-day workshop event! This workshop will be taught by DSWA certified instructors. More details coming soon. Two-day workshops offer more hands-on time working with stone, and more time for questions about participants individual projects.  With many talented wallers and instructors around throughout the weekend the workshop...

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June 2013

Here at The Stone Trust we have had many father-son pairs take workshops over the years.  So we thought, what could be better than attending a workshop with your father on Fathers Day? This workshop is open to everyone (with a shout out to all the fathers...

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Kim Coggin

Welcoming all Women to The Stone Trust's first woman's only workshop.  Taught by Kim Coggin of Johnstown PA.  Kim is DSWA certified level 2, and is North America's only female DSWA certified instructor!  Kim (and her husband Jerry who is also a DSWA Level 2 waller...

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may 2013

This 2 day workshop is open to everyone from beginners to experienced wallers.  As the Dutton farm wall where we have run many workshops is now completely repaired we will be using this workshop to continue building our Masters Features Park at The Stone Trust...

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Seth-harris

This one day workshop is open to all, but specifically geared to those planing to take their Level 1 or 2 tests.  This workshop is conveniently timed for 2 weeks prior to The Stone Trust's spring test day on May 11th.  (Note: test registration is required...

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brian-post

This one day workshop is geared toward landscape contractors and designers.  This workshop will be taught by Brian Post, of Springfield VT.  Brian is the only licensed Landscape Architect who is also a DSWA certified waller in North America.  He is one of 6 DSWA Level...

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Indoor dry stone workshop march 2014 medium02

Saturday. Oct 25th, 2014. DSWA certified Instructors. At The Stone Trust Center, Dummerston, VT. Learning dry stone walling in our indoor training facility. Read more about one day workshops Register Here...

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Indoor dry stone workshop march 2014 medium09

Saturday. Oct 4th, 2014. DSWA certified Instructors. At The Stone Trust Center, Dummerston, VT. Learning dry stone walling in our indoor training facility. Read more about one day workshops Register Here...

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the completed workshop wall

Sat-Sun. Sept 13th-14th, 2014. Lead instructor DSWA Certified Master Craftsman Chris Tanguay will be instructing. Dutton Farm Wall, Dummerston, VT. Read More About 2-Day workshops Register Here...

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Sun. June 15th, 2014. DSWA certified Instructors. At The Stone Trust Center, Dummerston, VT. Get out of the sun and bugs to enjoy learning dry stone walling in our cool indoor training facility. Read more about one day workshops Register Here...

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Dry stone wall workshop participants and instructors with completed portion of wall

Saturday - Sunday May 10-11th Dutton Farm Road Dummerston VT. DSWA Certified Instructors will include master craftsman Chris Tanguay. Read More About 2-Day workshops Register Here   [caption id="attachment_1115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Group photo[/caption]...

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Sat. April 5, 2014 At The Stone Trust Center, Dummerston VT. DSWA Certified Instructors Brian Post and Michael Weitzner. 12 participants rebuilt 3 Level II checkends and 3 Level I wall stints.  Lots of reviewing for tests as well.   [caption id="attachment_1074" align="aligncenter" width="717"] Group Photo[/caption]  ...

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Sat. March 8th, 2014 At The Stone Trust Center,  Dummerston, VT. Instructor:  Brian Post 8 participants rebuilt 4 level 1 test stints! [caption id="attachment_982" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group Photo[/caption] ...

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Walling Workshop Sept. 2014

Instructors:  Andrew Pighills, Dan Snow, Brian Post, Jared Flynn Accomplishments:  23 participants 75 feet of dilapidated field wall.  Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA. Photo credit: Dan Snow  ...

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may 2013

Instructors:  Chuck Eblacker and Travis Callahan Accomplishments:  16 participants rebuilt 75 feet of dilapidated field wall.  Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA....

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Fall 2012 Workshop

September 2012 Instructor:  Chris Tanguay Accomplishments:  8 participants rebuilt 20 feet of a debilitated stone wall, Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA....

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May 2012 Instructors:  Chris Tanguay, Matt Carter Accomplishments:  16 participants rebuilt 35 feet of a debilitated stone wall, Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA....

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fall 2011 dry stone wall workshop

Instructors:  Jared Flynn, Andrew Pighills Accomplishments:  16 participants rebuilt 35 feet of a debilitated stone wall, Dutton Farm Road, operated by Lankdmark Trust USA....

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Workshop dry stone stone wall with students and instructors

Instructors:  Andrew Pighills, Jared Flynn Accomplishments:  12 participants rebuilt 25 feet of a debilitated stone wall, Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA....

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fall walls in the woods workshop

Instructors:  Dave Goulder, Dan Snow Accomplishments:  11 participants repaired walls along two miles of hiking trails in Dummerston, Vermont....

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may 2010 dry stone wall workshop

Instructors:  Dan Snow,  Andrew Loudon Accomplishments:  20 participants rebuilt 75 feet of a debilitated stone wall, Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA....

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fall 2010 dry stone wall training

Instructors:  Michael Weitzner, Jared Flynn Accomplishments:  8 participants rebuilt 14 feet of a debilitated stone wall, Dutton Farm Road, operated by Landmark Trust USA....

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