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  • Wednesday Pre Test (All levels)
    September 9, 2015
    6:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday Pre-Test (All levels)
    September 10, 2015
    6:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday Pre-Test (All levels)
    September 11, 2015
    6:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday Pre-Test (All levels)
    September 12, 2015
    6:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday Pre-Test (All Levels)
    September 13, 2015
    6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Other Date (one day within date range)
    June 25, 2015 - September 8, 2015
    6:25 am - 9:00 pm

Pre Testing is perhaps the best best way to prepare for your test.  While it is never a guarantee of passing, time and again we see test candidates who have pretested pass and those who don’t fail. Most wallers will pre test on one one the days listed that is leading up to the test (more…)


  • Wednesday Pre-test
    September 9, 2015
    6:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday Pre-test
    September 10, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday Pre-test
    September 11, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday Pre-test
    September 12, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday Pre-test
    September 13, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pre Testing is perhaps the best best way to prepare for your test. While it is never a guarantee of passing, time and again we see test candidates who have pretested pass and those who don’t fail. Most wallers will pre test on one one the days listed that is leading up to the test (more…)


  • September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Our annual fall two day workshop event! Lead DSWA certified instructor Chris Tanguay. We will be building more wall at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston VT Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 15 LA CES credit hours for attending this workshop. Read More About 2-Day workshops    (more…)


  • September 14th Test
    September 14, 2015
    7:30 am - 11:30 am

This test will take place at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston. This will be a Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain certification test day with DSWA certified Examiners.  Read more about certification here.  Each level has a detailed page of information on The Stone Trust website. You MUST register by AUGUST 1st 2015.  Late registrations (more…)


  • September Test Day
    September 14, 2015
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm

This test will take place at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston. This will be a Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain certification test day with DSWA certified Examiners.  Read more about certification here.  Each level has a detailed page of information on The Stone Trust website. You MUST register by AUGUST 1st 2015.  Late registrations (more…)


  • Contractors Workshop
    March 31, 2016
    8:30 am - 5:30 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.


  • Site Preperation workshop
    April 15, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - This one day workshop will teach proper preparation for building, with a focus on setting up batter frames and sorting stone.
  • Wall Building Workshop
    April 16, 2016 - April 17, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - This two day workshop will teach how to to build dry stone walls Level 1 (beginner) and Level 2 (intermediate)

The Stone Trust is excited to announce this workshop being held in partnership with the New York–New Jersey Trail Conference. The Trail Conference partners with parks to create, protect, and promote more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the greater New York metropolitan area. More than 1,700 Trail Conference volunteers give over 93,000 hours per year building, maintaining, and monitoring some of the nation’s finest networks of foot trails.


  • Introductory Workshop
    April 23, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls. If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to educate yourself before hiring someone else to build a wall. This is the workshop for you. It is great introduction for landscapers who are looking to get into dry stone walling.


  • Stone Shaping, String-lines and Batter-frames Workshop
    April 23, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop will spend ½ 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.


  • Women's Workshop
    April 30, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 16 participants. Lead instructor Kim Coggin. Open to all Women. $245 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, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant (more…)


  • Retaining Wall Workshop
    April 30, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 8 participants with one Certified Instructor. Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers). $270 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 (more…)


  • Test Preparation Workshop
    May 13, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 16 participants with lead Instructor Seth Harris. This workshop is intended for those wallers who are testing for Level 1 or 2 certification, however it is open to all. $270 Prepare for your certification test! This workshop is perfect those planning to test on Monday. Learn tips and (more…)


  • Two Day Scottish and Irish Wall Workshop
    May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Directions: To Register select the number of people who you want to register for either the Galloway or Irish Wall Section. Then click proceed to “Add to Event Cart”. To see how many spaces are left in the workshop click “show details” Click proceed to registration on the pop-up (or you can return to (more…)


  • Two Day Level 1 workshop
    May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 14 participants with two certified instructors. This workshop is intended for novice wallers . $350 This two day workshop will be spent at the master features park rebuilding sections of wall. Participants will learn all the basics + so much more. Two-day workshops offer more hands-on time working with stone, (more…)


  • MONDAY 5-16-16 Certification Test
    May 16, 2016
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • TUESDAY 5-17-16
    May 17, 2016
    7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Testing all Levels Monday May 16, and Tuesday May 17, 2016 THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1ST!  NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Become a Certified Dry Stone Waller, or increase your level!  Dry Stone Wall Certification is a must have for the professional waller or landscaper, and fun to have for homeowner and hobbyist (more…)


  • Instructor Certification Course
    May 18, 2016 - May 19, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Up to 18 participants. Taught by John Kerrick. $625  This two-day certification course teaches how to teach.  It is not a stone working course.  The mornings are spent in a lecture/discussion format.  In the afternoons, participants will take turns doing mock mini teaching sessions.  This course is tremendously informative and fun.  It is a must have (more…)


  • Introductory Workshop
    June 26, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1.   Up to 16 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls.   If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to (more…)


  • Retaining Wall Workshop
    June 26, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 8 participants with one Certified Instructor. Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers). $270 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 (more…)


  • Two Day Fall Workshop
    September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 30 participants with 4 certified instructors. This workshop is intended for novice and experienced wallers . $350 This two day workshop will be spent at the master features park rebuilding sections of wall. Participants will learn all the basics + so much more. Two-day workshops offer more hands-on time working with stone, (more…)


  • MONDAY 9-26-16 Certification Test
    September 26, 2016
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Testing all Levels Monday Sept. 26, 2016 DSWA Certified Master Craftsmen and Examiners THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY AUGUST 15ST!  NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Become a Certified Dry Stone Waller, or increase your level!  Dry Stone Wall Certification is a must have for the professional waller or landscaper, and fun to have for homeowner (more…)


  • Introductory Workshop
    October 1, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1.   Up to 16 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls.   If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to (more…)


  • Retaining Wall Workshop
    October 1, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 2. Up to 8 participants with one Certified Instructor. Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop (or are experienced wallers). $270 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 (more…)


  • Introductory Workshop
    October 22, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1.   Up to 16 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $245 This workshop is perfect for the homeowner or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls.   If you are looking to learn more before starting to build a wall at home or trying to (more…)


  • Site Preperation Workshop
    November 4, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wall Building Workshop
    November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is the 2nd and final workshop to build a permanent wall in front of the Trail Conferences’s new headquarters at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse in Mahwah NJ. This workshop will complete a free-standing wall which will be three feet tall and run for over 160 ft. The wall will be built using the standard structural practices. The style of work will aim to match the historic dry stone walls and fences of the area. There are several cheek ends and curved section for the more advanced participants.


  • Contractors Workshop
    March 31, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 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.


  • Introductory Workshop 4-8-17
    April 8, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $248 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…


  • Retaining wall workshop 4/8/17
    April 8, 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 4/9/17
    April 9, 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.


  • Introductory Workshop 4-9-17
    April 9, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $248 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…


  • Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 5/6/17
    May 6, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 15 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $248 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…


  • Introductory Outdoor Workshop 5/6/17
    May 6, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 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…


  • Women's Stone Shaping Workshop 5/7/17
    May 7, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop is an excellent follow up to the women’s introductory workshop. It is open to all women, and ideal for women who have taken a prior workshop.


  • Batter Frames Workshop 5/7/17
    May 7, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 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.


  • Stairs Workshop 5/19/17
    May 19, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.


  • Test Preparation Workshop (Spring)
    May 19, 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.


  • Irish Feiden Wall Workshop (5/20/2017)
    May 20, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop will build a wall in the traditional Irish Feiden, or ‘Family’ wall style. Irish Family walls are a style that involve a mix of vertically and horizontally placed stones in a variety of sizes to create a distinctive pattern with stones referred to as “children, mothers, fathers” based on their size and who might have placed them in the wall. While it may seem counter intuitive it is very strong and fast to build.


  • Spring Two Day Workshop: Level 1& 2 (5/20&21/2017)
    May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sally Hodgson, the worlds only women who is a DSWA – GB Certified Master Craftsman is coming from Derbyshire England to lead this workshop! This two day workshop will be spent at the master features park building new sections of wall with a mix of stone. Participants will learn all the basics + so much more. Two-day workshops offer more hands-on time working with stone, and more time for questions from participants about individual projects. With many talented wallers and instructors around throughout the weekend the workshop provides an amazing learning environment for all.


  • Scottish Galloway Wall Workshop (5/21/2017)
    May 21, 2017 - May 22, 2017
    8:30 am

This workshop will build a wall in the Scottish ‘Galloway’ Style. Galloway walls feature a single stack of large stones on top of a double stack of small stones. While it may seem counter intuitive it is very strong and fast to build. Traditional in the South West of Scottland, this wall building style can be found around the world when the building stone has a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with many large stones.


  • MONDAY 5-22-16 Certification Test
    May 22, 2017
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • TUESDAY 5-23-16 Certification Test
    May 23, 2017
    7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Become a Certified Dry Stone Waller, or increase your level! Dry Stone Wall Certification is a must have for the professional waller or landscaper, and fun to have for homeowner and hobbyist too. Each test involves dismantling and rebuilding a specified section of wall in a 7 hour time limit. Level 3 and 4 also include untimed feature builds. Each level increases substantially in difficulty. Becoming a certified waller will help you build better and faster. As more and more clients become educated on the benefits of using certified wallers, it is becoming a needed credential for professionals. Those who become Level 2 certified, can then take the instructors certification course and teach stone walling.


  • Site Prep Workshop at Eureka Rd 6-23-17
    June 23, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1. Up to 16 participants with 2 Certified Instructors. Open to everyone. $200 This workshop is excellent for dry stone walling for the contractor, 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 (5/20&21/2017)
    June 24, 2017 - June 25, 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.


  • Site Prep Workshop at Eureka Rd 7-14-17
    July 14, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 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 (7/15&16/2017)
    July 15, 2017 - July 16, 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.


  • 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
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn how to build a traditional dry-stacked stone walls with special guest instructor Peter Isherwood, who is coming to The Stone Trust for the first time from Lancashire England. Master Craftsman Chris Tanguay (Maine) and Kim and Jerry Coggin (Pennsylvania, both DSWA-GB Certified Level 2) will also be teaching.


  • 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 Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Advanced certified (DSWA Level 3) wallers, Brian Fairfield and Matt Carter, will be the instructors. Both from Maine, Brian is the leading force behind the “Best of Show” builds at the Boston Flower Show for the last three years, and Matt is one of the key builders of the exhibits. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. 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. Advanced certified (DSWA Level 3) wallers, Brian Fairfield and Matt Carter, will be the instructors. Both from Maine, Brian is the leading force behind the “Best of Show” builds at the Boston Flower Show for the last three years, and Matt is one of the key builders of the exhibits. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone.


  • Instructor Certification Course
    March 6, 2018 - March 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn to teach dry stone walling and become a certified instructor! After taking this course you will know the fundamendtals of teaching walling. A very informative and fun learning experience. For level 2 or certified wallers only.


  • Contractors Workshop
    March 30, 2018
    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.


  • Flagging Workshop
    April 7, 2018
    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.


  • Stairs Workshop 4/8/18
    April 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.


  • Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 4/14/18
    April 14, 2018
    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.


  • Retaining wall workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

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.


  • Batter Frames Workshop 4/28/18
    April 28, 2018
    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.


  • Stone Shaping 4/29/18
    April 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 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.


  • Two Day Workshop: Feature Build (5/5 & 5/6/18)
    May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

his workshop is perfect for the artist, homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. We will be building a permanent wall on Scott Farm will incorporate some artistic features. The wall will be divided up into panels with old granite curbstones set vertically. Each panel will be built in a regional style or have artistic patterning in the courses and types of stone being used. We will also be incorporating some small niches into the wall as well. The image below gives a good idea of the plan. The final designs will be determined by the stone available, and the visual statement.


  • Monday, 5/7/18: Certification Test
    May 7, 2018
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate & Advanced. Monday, May 7, 2018. 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, March 26th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • Spring Walling Day (5/12/18)
    May 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Already been to workshop? Want to build more but don’t have a wall to work on? Than this walling day is for you! Come work on a wall along side a few experienced wallers and instructors. This is a day for you to gain experience without lots of dedicated teaching time. There will still be instructors around to answer questions and help with trouble spots. This walling day will help you gain confidence in your walling and practice in a real world environment with irregular field stone. The atmosphere will be nice and relaxed.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day: 5/19/18
    May 19, 2018
    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. The workshop site is located just 1 hour from Boston. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…


  • Site Prep Workshop at Eureka Rd (6/8/18)
    June 8, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.


  • Rebuild 2-Day Workshop: Springfield VT (6/9 & 6/10/18)
    June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.


  • Bridge Tour (9/7/18)
    September 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Small Arch Workshop 6/16/18
    June 16, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Bridge stone shaping (2 of 3) 6/17/18
    June 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Bridge Site Prep 8/26/18
    August 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Bridge Build 9/8/18 & 9/9/18
    September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about the amazing dry stone bridges (and perhaps a few mortared ones) of Southern New Hampshire. This guided tour will get you an up close look at some of the best historic examples of dry stone bridges in New England. Open to everyone!

More information coming soon!


  • Bridge Stone Shaping (2 of 3) 6/17/18
    June 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. The main priority will be making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). Both hand and power tools will likely be demonstrated and used.

This stone shaping workshop will focus on making the stones needed for the bridge build in September. However, these techniques can be applied to all kinds of stone shaping and walling. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day (7/14/18)
    July 14, 2018
    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…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • Bridge Stone Shaping (3 of 3) 7/15/18
    July 15, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. The main priority will be making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). Both hand and power tools will likely be demonstrated and used.

This stone shaping workshop will focus on making the stones needed for the bridge build in September. However, these techniques can be applied to all kinds of stone shaping and walling. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.


  • Retaining wall workshop 8/11/18
    August 11, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Here in the Northeast, 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.


  • Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 8/12/18
    August 12, 2018
    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.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day (8/25/18)
    August 25, 2018
    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…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • Bridge Site Prep (8/26/18)
    August 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day getting ready for the bridge building. We will be finishing excavating for the foundation, setting in foundation stones, building and placing the form work, and other tasks needed to get ready to build a bridge. This is the workshop where you will really get to see all the components laid out and learn math behind the design and more.


  • Bridge Tour (9/7/18)
    September 7, 2018
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Southwestern New Hampshire is dotted with historic arched stone bridges. Most of these were constructed between 1840 and 1880. Many are still standing and in fact carrying traffic today! The forces of geology, technology and economics combined in the period from 1830 to 1875 to drive a bridge building boom in southwestern NH. Dry stone arches were the material of choice for heavily traveled routes that had modest spans. Foreign stone masons hired by the railroad brought technology and technique. Yankee ingenuity and economics did the rest.

The Stone Trust Bridge Tour will guide you to see 11 of these bridges that are still standing. Four still carry daily traffic! From the iconic to the forgotten, our tour will explore each of these in a day-long journey around this corner of NH.


  • 2-Day Bridge Building Workshop: (9/8 & 9/9/18)
    September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will teach you how to assemble a bridge or arched structure. You will install voussoirs while learning techniques for achieving long term stability in a bridge. You will gain a practical understanding of where compromise is appropriate, and how construction techniques play to the physics at work enabling the bridge to function. You will build barrel vault and the side walls of the bridge and set copes.


  • Bridge Building Workshop Package Deal
    September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $1580. Learn all stages of building a dry stone arched bridge, saves . This package deal includes 5 days of advanced workshops with some of the best wallers and instructors in North America.


  • Fall Certification Test: Monday, 9/24/18:
    September 24, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Testing all Levels Monday, Sept 24th, 2018. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is MONDAY, August 13, 2018!

NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


  • Walling Day: Barre VT 10/6/2018
    October 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This walling day 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 get to learn and practice dry stone wall building under the watchful eye of skilled instructors. Help be part of setting up this new dry stone training site!


  • Site Prep Workshop: Springfield VT (10/12/18)
    October 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.


  • 2-Day Rebuild Workshop: Springfield VT (10/13/18 & 10/14/18)
    October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.