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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

    The Stone Trust e-Newsletter
    Posted September 6, 2019

    Sign up for The Stone Trust e-Newsletter and get the latest news on a variety of dry stone wall related topics. Get building tips, workshop schedules, event listings and news about The Stone Trust.


    Waller of the month: Dave Fielder
    Posted September 4, 2019
    DAVE FIELDER (Massachusetts) began working with stone in 1995. “My father and I rebuilt an old stone barn on the west coast of Scotland, later that summer I was fortunate enough to work with Dave Goulder [DSWA Master Craftsman] on a farm wall near his home in Rose Hall, Scotland. It was here that I [...]
    1.20 Two Day Workshop in Hiram ME Time-lapse Video
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Check out the site and progress for a two day workshop in Hiram ME.  Located at Tear Cap Workshops Beautiful facility.  This video shows the the September 2018 workshop in full. Check out what a 1.20 Introductory dry stone wall workshop at The Stone Trust is like.  See how the course progresses through the day [...]
    What is a 2-day workshop in Dummerston VT Like?
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Check out what a 1.20 Introductory dry stone wall workshop at The Stone Trust is like.  See how the course progresses through the day and what is covered.  This video takes place at our Dummerston Training Center.  This course is also frequently taught at our MT Vernon NH site, with similar stone in an outdoor [...]
    What is a 1-day workshop Like?
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Check out what a 1.10 Introductory dry stone wall workshop at The Stone Trust is like.  See how the course progresses through the day and what is covered.  This video takes place at our Dummerstone Training Center.  This course is also frequently taught at our MT Vernon NH site, with similar stone in an outdoor [...]
    Board of Directors Openings:
    Posted September 4, 2019

    The Stone Trust board of directors is looking to fill several vacant slots on the Stone Trust’s board of Directors.  Practical skill building walls is not a requirement.  Excitement and passion for our mission to preserve and advance dry stone walls is!  We are currently looking for board members with expertise in a variety of […]


    Position Available: Executive Director of The Stone Trust
    Posted September 4, 2019

    The Stone Trust is seeking an individual with experience leading and growing non-profit or similar organizations.  The right candidate should be experienced with business management; non profit growth, development and governance; and be excited to promote our mission to preserve and advance dry stone walls.  Hands on experience building stone walls is not a requirement […]


    Change is in the air!
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Brian Post, our dedicated Executive Director for the past 4 ½ years, will be shifting to a more limited role in the Trust focused on the technical aspects of walling and training.  We want to express our tremendous gratitude to him for all he has done for The Stone Trust.  He will step down as [...]
    Batter Boards now available!
    Posted September 3, 2019

    Batter Boards are back in stock! Custom made by certified waller Seth Harris, these boards are indispensable when building dry stone walls.


    Dry Stone Railroad Bridge and Culvert
    Posted August 26, 2019
    I recently got a chance to check out two wonderful examples of dry stone infrastructure with Michael Weitzner in Cavendish VT.  Likely made from the stone excavated in near by cuttings these stone features show excellent work with the local level bedded gneiss.  This section of railway line was built in or around 1848 connecting [...]

Upcoming Events


  • Fall Certification Test: Friday, 9/20/2019, Dummerston
    September 20, 2019
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
    - 1 Day attendance

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Friday, May 3, 2019. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE has been exended till, August 14th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Sep. 28 & 29, 2019 (Tear Cap Workshops, Hiram, ME)
    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop, Hiram, ME

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. This workshop takes place at Tear Cap Workshops in Hiram, ME.


  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Oct-12 & 13, 2019 (Barre, VT)
    October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop attendance

This Barre VT 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. Workshops at this site use primarily flat stone.


  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop 10/19/2019
    October 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Introductory (1-Day) Workshop Attendance

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…


  • 1.11 Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 10/20/19
    October 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq ft of wall (one side), using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.


  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop 11/2/2019
    November 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Introductory (1-Day) Workshop Attendance

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