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!

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From the Blog

    First January Walling Workshop in a Warm PA Barn
    Posted January 26, 2023
    What a great way to start off the 2023 year to have 6 wonderful wallers join us at the Stone Trust, PA! Wasn't it great to be walling in the barn with a nice, warm woodstove on a cold January day? We are so excited to be able to offer this indoor space to our [...]
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    UPDATE: Save America’s Treasures Grant Helps Preserve Townshend’s Historic Follett Stone Arch Bridges
    Posted January 19, 2023
    "Townshend Historical Society has been awarded a $221,000 Save America’s Treasures grant from the national Historic Preservation Fund. Together with a matching sum raised by the Historical Society and Town of Townshend, the grant will partly fund restoration of the West Townshend Stone Arch Bridge. It is to be administered by the National Park Service [...]
    Master Class: Stone Arch Bridges and Spandrel Wall Failures
    Posted January 19, 2023

    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.

    Reading List – Rare Finds and Good Reads
    Posted January 19, 2023

    “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.

    Participant Submission from an Entry-Level Dry Stone Waller Awardee
    Posted January 16, 2023
    "This wall was built for the owners of a house located on top of an old quarry! They wanted a retaining wall built  on top of a piece of old ledge from the quarry. I was able to find local quarried rocks cut from the same vein about five miles away to build this red [...]
    Posted January 16, 2023

    HELP WANTED – Waller Positions Available

    January Waller of the Month: Daniel Peterson
    Posted January 4, 2023

    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.

    Glenn Waldroffs Xmas Treet
    Participant submissions create sense of camaraderie. Will you help spread the feelings?
    Posted January 3, 2023
    “I would like to be part of a network of individuals near me with similar interests.” --Workshop Participant, The Stone Trust Pennsylvania People in love with designing and building with stone often have a strong desire to share their thoughts, questions, and knowledge. Quite often some of you grace my inbox with all of the [...]
    “We’re Not Broken” – Experience the blending of traditions, music and dry stone walling
    Posted December 15, 2022

    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 […]

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    Latest Episodes from Nature Revisited: The Podcast
    Posted December 8, 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.

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