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 2022 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!

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From the Blog

    Dry Stone Walling Workshop, October 12-17 and Stonework Symposium October 18-22, Santa Fe
    Posted October 5, 2022

    You won’t want to miss the Stone Foundation’s 18th Stonework Symposium! Download the program guide here.


    Nature Revisited, the podcast logo
    Latest Episodes from Nature Revisited: The Podcast
    Posted October 5, 2022

    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.


    Derbyshire: Proving Ourselves Against the British Tradition
    Posted October 4, 2022
    EVERYBODY PASSED! 10/8/2022 And two people got perfect scores on their throughs! 6 out of 6! Greetings from Derbyshire! Nine of us have been training—under the tutelage of Master Craftsmen Sally Hodgson and Trevor Wragg—for over a week to achieve Dry Stone Walling Association certification on Friday October 7—four at Level 1, four at Level [...]
    October Medley Weekend: Learn the basics and/or advance your stone work skills
    Posted October 4, 2022
    LAST CALL IN 2022! Many people, professionals and enthusiasts alike, have asked us to cluster skill-building workshops so they can learn a lot in one trip. Start with an Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, then move on to Stone Shaping, Retaining Walls, Flagging, and/or Steps & Stairs. REGISTER BY SUNDAY OCTOBER 9! October Medley Weekend [...]
    October Waller of the Month: Bryce Hollingsworth
    Posted September 29, 2022

    BRYCE HOLLINGSWORTH (Massachusetts) — Bryce is based out of Western Massachusetts. He has committed himself to the journeyman lifestyle, building with all different kinds of stone, learning from and working with talented stonemasons and wallers all over the world. 


    Curiosity, teamwork, and energy results in an even better dry stone wall!
    Posted September 14, 2022

    Sept 10, 2022 – Women’s Intro – (PA)


    Stone Shaping Workshop: “Pretty comprehensive for an intro course”
    Posted September 14, 2022

    We added the September 10 Intro to Stone Shaping workshop to our 2022 in response to a request. Very nice that you found the date convenient and the content useful! Collectively you identify as enthusiasts. Indeed! You brought experience with retaining walls, wall repair, a barn foundation. You have a lot of coursework behind you and quite a lot ahead!


    Some ready to build, others want more time, especially on stringlines
    Posted September 14, 2022

    You hail from New England and for the most part came as DIYers with a love of stonework and gardens. Most of you went home feeling confident that you can apply the five basic rules of dry stone walling on the projects you have in mind.


    Nature Revisited, the podcast logo
    Latest Episodes from Nature Revisited: The Podcast
    Posted September 9, 2022

    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.


    Women wallers recommend some tools and books
    Posted September 9, 2022
    Kim Coggin tells us: If you are just getting started in the craft, there are a range of basics tools that you will need. First, I highly recommend a book what we wallers call “the Bible”.  It’s Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Handbook by Alan Brooks & Sean Adcock. Outstanding source of information for DIY, wallers, [...]

Upcoming Events


  • DEPOSIT FOR : Derbyshire American Training Program 2022 -Sept 24 -Oct. 8, 2022 (UK)
    First of four deposits totaling $7170. Deposits due June 1 and August 1. Balance due September 11.
    September 24, 2022 - October 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for the first of what we hope will be many visits to one of the heartlands of traditional dry stone walling, Derbyshire, England. We are offering you a chance to spend two weeks in the beautiful Peak District National Park, learning the traditions and techniques of dry stone walling, leading to Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) examination at Level 1 Initial Waller or Level 2 Intermediate Waller (recognized as professional level) depending on your current skill level.


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor): October 8 & 9, 2022
    October 8, 2022 - October 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) - October 8 & 9, 2022 (Barre, VT)
    2-day workshop attendance
    October 8, 2022 - October 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.


  • 2.60 Contractors Intensive: (5-Day) - October 10 - 14, 2022 (Minneapolis, MN)
    5-day workshop
    October 10, 2022 - October 14, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop includes 4 days of training and the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Level I (Initial) certification test on the final day. It is perfect for the landscape or masonry contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work, and gain DSWA-GB Certification. Equivalent to a combination of courses 1.20, 2.8, and 2.9 plus much more! REGISTRATION DEADLINE is September 4th!


  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop: (1-Day): October 15, 2022 (South Fork, PA)
    October 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…