Upcoming Events


  • Retaining wall workshop 8/12/17
    August 12, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall. The rules and principals learned here can be applied to all retaining walls whether hand-built or those built with equipment.


  • Stone Shaping 8/13/17
    August 13, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used. The stone shaping portion will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools.


  • Test Preparation Workshop (Fall)
    September 8, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop is intended for those planning to take a certification test. Learning tips and tricks to help you pass, while you practice build for your test.


  • Flagging Workshop
    September 8, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    - 1 day workshop attendance

Learn the fundamentals of dry set flagging for patios and walkways.


  • Fall Two Day Workshop: Level 1& 2 (9/9 & 10/2017)
    September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
    5:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to build a traditional dry-stacked stone wall with Master Craftsman Chris Tanguay and Kim and Jerry Coggin (both DSWA-GB Certifiied Level 2).


  • MONDAY 9-11-17 Certification Test
    September 11, 2017
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Testing all Levels Monday Sept. 11, 2017. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. Click here to return to test day information page. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY AUGUST 1ST! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • Site Prep Workshop at Eureka Rd 10-6-17
    October 6, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 16 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $200 This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall. Participants will be lead through discussions of sourcing and selection stone to use, and preparing the foundation. For the better part of the day, participants will be learn from and be working along side the instructors setting up batter frames and sorting stone for building.


  • Two Day Workshop Eureka Rd: Level 1& 2 (10/7&8/2017)
    October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Master Craftsman, Brian Post, will be the lead instructor along with Seth Harris (DSWA Certified Level 2). Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone.