Feature Build at Scott Farm
Arch Bridge Workshop
Arch by Torben Larsen
Women's Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Stone Steps by Michael Weitzner
Instructor Certification Course 2018
Stonework by TJ Mora
Stone Arch Bridge Tour, Southern NH
Small Stone Arch Workshop
Stonework by David Fielder
Intro to Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Stonework by Brian Post
Welcome to The Stone Trust website! To review our 2023 schedule of workshops, click here. Please scroll down to subscribe to our virtual newsletter. If you would like to receive a copy of Hearting: The Annual Journal of the Stone Trust (2021), join us as a member!
Feel free to visit the Stone Wall Park any time during daylight hours. You may also want to download a map of nearby dry stone features built by local wallers. Check out the Scott Farm, site of the Stone Trust Center.
Welcome to the Stone Trust
Established in southern Vermont in 2010, The Stone Trust’s mission is to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling. We do this through an expanding program of educational events and outreach projects. The Stone Trust is a multifaceted resource engaged in preserving the natural use of plentiful stone in simple, gratifying ways.
The Stone Trust Center is the only facility in North America that provides year round educational and DSWA certification opportunities for all levels and abilities. The Stone Trust is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. It relies on contributions from people like you to keep its programs going. Help us continue to preserve and advance the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling!
- Looking for hands-on training to build dry stone walls? Click Upcoming Workshops
- Want to become a Certified Dry Stone Waller? Click Upcoming Certifications
- Looking for a contractor to build a wall? Click Certified Wallers
- HELP WANTED/WORK WANTED – January 20, 2023 – Available Waller Positions and Wallers Looking for Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
- Want to read up on the basics of dry stone walling? Click How to Build Walls
- Looking for amazing photos of dry stone walls and features? Click Photo Gallery
- Are you an Architect, Landscape Architect, Engineer or Designer looking for specifications for dry stone walls? Click Design Information
From the Blog
There are many wonderful stone arch bridges in New England. Most of them were built in the 19th century; some may be a little older and a few date from early in the 20th century. Many of them are dry stone structures. While it’s difficult to know for certain how many there were, one can hazard a guess that perhaps half of them have survived.
“Finding stone, choosing it, and letting go of it are the three things a waller does. I’d miss any one of them too much if I asked someone else to do them for me. I may work by myself, but I’m not alone. I’m in the company of stone.” — It has been too long since the Stone Trust has been able to offer this rare and sought after title by Dan Snow.
HELP WANTED – Waller Positions Available
Daniel Peterson: (Minnesota) —Daniel is a Minneapolis-based landscape designer who focuses in ecologically sound landscape design and installation. A majority of his projects involve restorative practices incorporating native plant communities, permaculture practices, water management and dry stone construction.
Think back to an early evening in August. Imagine yourself at a dance party at the Stone Trust Center at the Scott Farm in Dummerston, Vermont. It happened! Musician Rachel Bell brought Eloise & Co, a collaboration with Becky Tracy and others who move souls and feet with acoustic music rooted in contra dance and […]
Our friend Stefan van Norden discovers compelling stories about people connecting themselves and others to the natural world in which we live. Over the course of the past two years, he has interviewed a remarkable collection of luminaries across a range of human endeavor.