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

In these uncertain times, The Stone Trust is working to accommodate people’s desire to learn how to build with dry stone.
Click here to view our updated 2020 schedule of workshops below, published June 22.

We are repeating the popular July sequence of workshops in October. If you can’t come in July, we hope to see you then!

For information about travel eligibility, click here: https://thestonetrust.org/july-workshops-and-covid-19/

Please contact us at info@thestonetrust.org with any questions or comments.

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

    Flagging/Patio Workshops: October 17 & 18, 2020
    Posted October 22, 2020
    “Stone walls have been in my life since I was a child,” one of the participants in the Flagging workshop reported. Like many of the weekend’s participants, she brought extensive professional experience of designing and building with stone. Fundamentals of Flagging ranks among the advanced classes in our Curriculum in Dry Stone. The class included [...]
    Intro to Stone Shaping: October 16, 2020
    Posted October 22, 2020
    In anticipation of heavy rain, instructors Brian Post and Seth Harris set up tents for the Stone Shaping workshop. The morning got off to a good start, with experienced and enthusiastic students all of whom were here to learn what one woman described as “how to take the nubs off rocks that don’t make them [...]
    Contractors’ Intro to Walling: October 16, 2020
    Posted October 22, 2020
    The rain held off for the first several hours of the last Contractors Intro of 2020. Most of the seven students were able to lay the foundations and build through the first lift before the deluge struck. They completed the second—and in some cases third—lifts in the driving rain. Even though each waller built his [...]
    1-Day Intro to Walling: October 18, 2020
    Posted October 20, 2020
    As workshop participants began to gather at the new social-distance just past the high wall in the Stone Wall Park, certified instructor Pete Ryder observed that the age range in the class extended from 17 to 70. The youngest student comes with a couple of days experience hearting with a local professional. He's thinking of [...]
    Women’s Intro to Walling Workshop: Oct. 17 & 19, 2020
    Posted October 20, 2020
    In the past, the Women’s Intro took place in our indoor training center in the foundation of the 1862 Barn at the Scott Farm. Now women learn the basics of dry stone walling on the social-distance stints built by volunteer instructors on the Fourth of July. Fortunately, the deluge that poured down on Friday stopped [...]
    2-Day Intro and Cheek Ends: Oct. 3 & 4, 2020 in Minneapolis
    Posted October 6, 2020
    Our 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling often runs simultaneously with a 2-Day Cheek Rebuild workshop. Both happen in the same place on the same wall(s). People new to building a double-face, freestanding dry stone wall build the middle section. People who have already learned the basics sign up to learn how to complete the [...]
    Events and Items of Interest, September 28
    Posted September 29, 2020

    October Workshops Two spots left in our last 2020 2-Day Intro to Dry Stone Walling/Cheek End Rebuild workshops, October 3 & 4, Isanti, MN Come learn to shape stone with Seth Harris, Brian Post, and TJ Mora, 10/16, Dummerston, VT. Four spaces left. Jared Flynn and Sam Brakeley teach the Contractors Intro, 10/16, Dummerston. We […]

    Ed Marrinan
    Meet Ed Marrinan, Board Member
    Posted September 29, 2020
    Many thanks to fellow board member Paul Peterson for interviewing Ed and writing this profile. Ed joined the board of The Stone Trust (TST) in January 2020. He has spent his entire professional career working in finance, but when he took an introductory course with TST in 2014, as he says, “I was bitten by [...]
    Polygonal Masonry
    Posted September 28, 2020

    Whilst polygonal walls are a feature of a number of Mediterranean countries, perhaps the most famous polygonal walls are the Inca walls of Peru, of Machu Picchu, Cuzco and llantaytambo. These walls take `tightness` to extremes, as can be seen from the cover photo of the famous ”12 sided stone of Hatunrumiyoc” in the wall of the Inka Roq`e`s palace in

    September Waller of the Month: Seth Bullock
    Posted September 28, 2020

    SETH BULLOCK (Maine) is passionate about the art and craft of dry stone walling and educating clients and others in the trade about the longevity and quality in which proper walling brings.

Upcoming Events

  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop (11/7/2020) Dummerston VT
    November 7, 2020
    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…