Feature Build at Scott Farm

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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

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

    2 Days of Walling at Stoneyard! (Mar 21 & 22, 2019)
    Posted March 25, 2019

    A great 2-Day Walling Workshop with an enthusiastic group of participants in a wonderful indoor space!

    May 4th Presentation & Tour, “The Stone Walls of New England and New York”
    Posted March 21, 2019

    Susan Allport, author of “Sermons in Stone”, will be giving a presentation based on her writings and research into the history of dry stone walls in New England and New York. The illustrated talk will be filled with great images of historic walls, and facts about the walls, who built them, and why.

    The Stone Trust at the Old House Trade Show, Portland ME
    Posted March 18, 2019
    Mark your calendars for March 30 & 31, 2019.  The Old House Trade Show put on by Greater Portland Landmarks is back, and The Stone Trust will be there! Come by our booth to ask questions, sign up for workshops, and even buy tools & books, and enter a drawing for a walling hammer of [...]
    Come see us at the New England Hardscape Expo
    Posted March 11, 2019

    The Stone Trust will be at the New England Hardscape Expo for the 1st time this year.
    Two days only Wednesday March 13 8:00-5:00 and Thursday March 14 8:00-2:00. At the Rhode Island Convention Center 1 Sabin St, Providence RI.

    Waller of the Month: Torben Larsen
    Posted March 5, 2019

    TORBEN LARSEN (Vermont) is the owner of Windham Growers in Southern Vermont. They build patios, paths, and walls, but the real joy is in turning stone into art features such as orbs, birdbaths, benches, bridges, and arches.

    The Scott Farm Loop Trail winds through the Masters Feature Park
    Posted March 4, 2019

    The Scott Farm Loop Trail takes you right through The Stone Trust Master Feature Park where you can see some excellent examples of stonework.

    Workshop Participant wall in Canada
    Posted February 21, 2019

    My family has been slowly reclaiming a farm that had lain fallow for about half a century. During the process, we’ve been keen to put up walls using stones from the farm – and there’s plenty in the old fence bottoms. The local stone is mostly granite – and unfortunately shaped! We also get a fair number of boulders coming up through the fields – these make easy cheek ends. We took some inspiration from Galloway walls and decided to build a double-skin wall down low for 4 courses or so and use boulders on top. In case you’re wondering how we got the copes on top – using an excavator and rope slings. Not your typical stone wall, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the Stone Trust!”

    March 3rd: Seminar by Jamie Masefield on the Dry Stone Walls of Great Britain
    Posted February 21, 2019

    On March 3rd, member Jamie Masefield will give a seminar on the Dry Stone Walls of Great Britain at the The Vermont Flower.Show.

    March 1st is the start of a new membership year!
    Posted February 21, 2019

    Become a member of The Stone Trust and expand your knowledge and experience while helping to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling!

    New Workshop at STONEYARD Inc (Littleton, MA)
    Posted February 18, 2019

    The Stone Trust has just confirmed a two-day 1.20 Dry Stone Wall workshop to be hosted at Stoneyard, Inc. in their indoor heated warehouse space March 21st and 22nd. Stoneyard Inc. is one the greater Boston area’s largest stone sellers, in business for over 3 decades.

Upcoming Events

  • 2.13 Contractors Workshop
    March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.

  • 1.11 Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 4/13/19
    April 13, 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.

  • Spring Volunteer Day
    April 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our annual volunteer day at Scott Farm this year will be April 26th. We have lots of activities that need help to get ready for this years workshop season! We will be setting up for the flagging workshop and stairs workshop. Moving and sorting some stone, and setting up for our spring walling day, and much more.

  • 3.20 Flagging Workshop (4/28/19)
    April 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1 day workshop attendance

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.