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Waller of the Month: Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson (Minnesota), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2017 Calendar, says of his work “HabAdapt, my business, was born the day I realized my design work focused on adapting home landscapes to meet the habitat requirements for native life. The wildlife supported includes plants, arthropods, and birds. These thriving entities then sustained the earth by…

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The Instructor Gathering: Passing on a culture of craftsmanship and camaraderie

The Gathering, Day One Every two years, the Stone Trust holds a three-day Instructor Gathering and Certification event. Day one brings both new and experienced instructors together. The waller-teachers who got certified in 2011 have a lot to share with the wallers newly eligible to become Stone Trust instructors. The Gathering also provides the opportunity…

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Board of Directors

The Stone Trust has an active board including professional dry stone wallers and members of other professions who are interested in dry stone walls.  If you are interested in serving on the board of directors, please contact us for more information. Board Officers Martin Beevers, President Dickson, TN A British aficionado of American culture becomes…

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New Board Members Connect Us Across the Country

Everything the Stone Trust shares with you comes through the combined efforts of our staff and our board. Board members engage as volunteers who bring considerable experience of walling, business development, financial management, professional development, historic preservation, and other skills that help accomplish the mission of preserving and advancing the art and craft of dry…

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Events & Items of Interest, September 17, 2021

On September 8, Board President Dan Peterson presented a webinar, Designing for Dry Stone Walling in the Landscape, to the Ecological Landscape Association. Fifty people tuned in and over 100 signed up to view after the broadcast. You can view Dan’s presentation, Focus on Sustainability, on YouTube. Of specialist interest: habitat creation, microclimates, and water…

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Building Walling Skills, Training Capacity, and Community, Twin Cities, July 17 & 18, 2021

We Had a Blast! Stone Shaping, July 17, 2021 Stone Trust Board President and Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Level 3 Advanced Waller Daniel Peterson and Level 3 Advanced Waller Daniel Arabella led our first Stone Trust stone shaping workshop at the Minnesota Stone Trust site on Saturday July 17. We had five enthusiastic participants,…

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Scholarships Awarded!

Congratulations to Trevor Bickford, Whitney Brown, Melanie Kessler, Jonathan (Jonny) Mangini, and Kim Myers!  Our selection committee awarded scholarships to these wallers, each of whom met a very tight deadline to apply for the 2021 Stone Trust Entry-Level Professional Pathway Scholarship. A decision is pending for a sixth applicant, from whom we sought additional information.…

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