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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.

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From the Blog

    West Townshend Follett Stone Arch Bridge Restoration
    Posted July 5, 2024

    A Model for the Restoration of Complex Dry Stone Infrastructure Find three installments of the restoration story and check for weekly updates at Standing Stone LLC and watch the interview with Brian Post, Project Lead, below.

    Those Dry Stone Walls Revisited – A Review by Nick Aitken
    Posted July 5, 2024

    Bruce and Kristin Munday have followed the success of ‘those dry-stone walls: stories from South Australia’s stone age’ with an enlarged sequel, after finding more “… historic, photogenic, accessible …” dry stone structures, and unearthing the stories behind them.Bruce considers “South Australia’s contribution to the world inventory of dry stone walls is relatively piddling … […]

    Tool Guide: Focus on Stone Busters
    Posted July 5, 2024

    When it comes to choosing and using stone busters, these versatile, powerful hammers and can be used with great accuracy. Always removing the worry about hitting your hand again with these hammers. Trow and Holden Stone Buster Hammers can be used to do all kinds of trimming and shaping on some Vermont fieldstone. Approximately 80% of the shaping he does when working fieldstone is done with these stone buster hammers. 

    Master Class: Britain’s & Ireland’s Walling Treasures: Redrawing Patterns (part 2)
    Posted July 5, 2024

    Another suggestion is that the more vertical the stonework the more problems sheep have if their trying to scale the wall. We could be getting into sheep psychology here, one of my favourite discussions. In the interests of ‘brevity’ my observations suggest sheep frequently run at walls at a slight angle and so if they head from the right direction it might actually help. Maybe Welsh sheep are more intelligent than Southern ones, they are certainly not as fat and probably more agile!

    The Stone Trust NH Teaches Beginners and Professionals at June Workshops
    Posted July 3, 2024
    At the end of June, the Stone Trust NH hosted a large group of wallers at a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop. With twelve wallers at the introductory workshop and a full eight wallers coming to the cheek rebuild, the site was buzzing with excitement. With some tents [...]
    A Hot but Educational Introductory Workshop in Colorado
    Posted July 3, 2024
    To close the 2024 workshop season at the Stone Trust CO, wallers came to a two-day workshop in June. A 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling teaches you the basics of dry stone walling over a period of time that allows plenty of time on the wall and interacting with your instructors. At this particular [...]

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