Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Stone Trust is postponing all SPRING workshops and events until further notice.

We’re in the process of revising the 2020 schedule and expect to publish it on or before April 1st.
Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or comments.
Participants who have already registered in spring workshops will be receiving an email with further information.

Scroll down to view details about upcoming events. Clicking ‘view details’ will provide additional information, and bring you to where you can register. The events are arranged by date with the earliest at the top.

For information on what courses to take check out our New Course Catalog


  • 2.13 Contractors Intro - March 28, 2020
    March 28, 2020
    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 4-4-2020
    April 4, 2020
    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.


  • Batter Frames Workshop 4/18/2020
    April 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Proper set up and use of batter frames and string lines is a real challenge for many wallers. We continually hear from examiners that poor use of string lines is one of the biggest reasons that wallers fail certification tests. You will learn multiple ways to build frames and use string lines to improve the efficiency of your building process and quality of the walls you build. PREREQUISITE: This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken one or more prior workshops, are level 1 or higher certified, or have experience building stone walls.


  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping (4-19-2020)
    April 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

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. PREREQUISITE: Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop
(or are experienced wallers).


  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (4-19-2020)
    April 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors. PREREQUISITE:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13


  • 3.20 Flagging Workshop (4/26/2020)
    April 26, 2020
    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.


  • 3.70 Walling Day (4-26-20)
    April 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join some skilled DSWA-GB wallers and Certified Master Craftsmen, building a new section of wall at The Stone Trust Center on Scott Farm. Irish and Scottish styles will be the focus of 2020’s Walling Day. This is a great time to work on practicing your walling, learning some new styles and networking with fellow wallers. PREREQUISITE: Level 1 or higher DSWA-GB Certification required to attend. Pro member attend free, basic members just $20.


  • Two Day Workshop: Feature Build (5-2 & 5-3-2020)
    May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Looking for more information and hands on experience building arches, stiles, corners and more?  This workshop is for you!  Our most advanced workshop for 2020. Participants will be guided through the building of several features that are relatively common in modern landscaping, and are also part of the DSWA-GB Master Craftsman Test. As part of this workshop we will be building several arches, a square corner and a squeeze stile. 


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - May. 2 & 3, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)
    May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.


  • 10 year Anniversery Events
    May 20, 2020 - May 25, 2020
    8:55 am - 5:00 pm

We rang in the new year with a great sense of accomplishment because 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of The Stone Trust.  Check out he presintations, feature builds, and much more in our 6-day 7-part 10th anniversary celebration!


  • 4.70/5.20 Curved wall & Cheek End Feature Build (10th Aniv. Part 1)
    May 20, 2020 - May 22, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am to 5pm each day.

Learn and build curves, cheek ends, and retaining walls! Come and join us for completing the Dutton Farm wall of which 900ft has been rebuilt over the past 10 years through Stone Trust Workshops.  This will be run as a combined 5.20 Feature build course for those with less experience (just 1 prior workshop needed), and a 4.70 Walling Day for those who are already Level II or higher DSWA-GB Certified.


  • Friday Evening
    May 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mingle with wallers, supporters and volunteers. Enjoy fine catered food and drink.
Meet our new Executive Director, Amy-Louise Pfeffer and toast The Stone Trust founders.

Hors d’oeuvres and camaraderie in a casual setting.  Catered by Peter Havens. $25 per person to attend, with a cash bar


  • 4.70/5.20 Slate Sphere Build (10th Aniv. Part 1) May 23 &24, 2020
    May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm each day.

Building a dry stone sphere is challenging task, much appreciated by people of all skill levels. To celebrate 10 years of service for the preservation of the craft of dry stone walling we are paying our respect to the artistic side of the craft. Participants will get to learn about and gain experience splitting and trimming slate, as well as how to approach stacking for complex features, and setting up guides for keeping the geometry true.


  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - May 23 & 24, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)
    May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop attendance

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. AND join us in our 10 year anniversary celebration!


  • Saturday Evening
    May 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

See and present work by many wallers of all levels. Each presenter gets 10 minutes to show off their work in an informal, fun, and supportive environment! Come and present, or just come and watch. Enjoy good food and company!


  • Sunday Evening
    May 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a delightful evening presentation in the form of slideshows and back and forth dialog with two dry stone wallers artisans.  This event is a joint fundraiser between the Latchis Theater and The Stone Trust.
It will be held at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro.  Space is limited. 


  • Self Guided Stone Feature Tour
    May 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Check out some of the fantastic dry stone features and walls at and near The Stone Trust.  With this self guided tour you can go at any pace you like.  Visit some of the best loved features along with some others that are not normally open to the public.  Grab a map at The Stone Trust center and check out all there is to see both at The Stone Trust Center and nearby. Free and open to everyone.


  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop (1-day) Mont Vernon, NH (6/13/20)
    June 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Intro (1-Day) workshop

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, contractor, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop (1-day) Mont Vernon, NH (7/18/20)
    July 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Intro (1-Day) workshop

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, contractor, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop (1-day) Mont Vernon, NH (8/15/20)
    August 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Intro (1-Day) workshop

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, contractor, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop (9-12-2020)
    September 12, 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…


  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (9-13-2020)
    September 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors. PREREQUISITE:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13


  • 3.20 Flagging Workshop (9/18/20) Stoneyard
    September 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1 day workshop at Stoneyard, Littleton, MA

Want to learn how to build patios and walkways with natural stone, or improve your methods, efficiency and speed? Then this is the workshop for you!
Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. 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 has tight joints, and stays flat, safe, and attractive for decades.


  • Fall Certification Test: Friday (9/25/2020) Dummerston
    September 25, 2020
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
    - 1 Day attendance

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Friday, May 3, 2019. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE has been exended till, August 14th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop (10-17-2020)
    October 17, 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…


  • 1.11 Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 10/18/2020 Dummerston VT
    October 18, 2020
    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.


  • 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…


  • 2.60 Contractors Intensive (5-day) 12-7-11-2020 Stoneyard
    December 7, 2020 - December 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 5-day workshop

This workshop includes 4 days of training and the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Level I (Initial) certification test on the final day. It is perfect for the landscape or masonry contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work, and gain DSWA-GB Certification. Equivalent to a combination of courses 1.20, 2.8, and 2.9 plus much more!


  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop 12/12/2020 (Stoneyard)
    December 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Introductory (1-Day) Workshop Attendance

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the landscaper, mason, 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…