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TST’s Professional Women Wallers

In 2020, The Stone Trust boasts seventy-eight professional members, six of whom are women. To join us as a professional member, you must achieve Level 1 certification from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Our female professional wallers include two women certified at Level 1 and four certified at Level 2. (Keep your…

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Events and Items of Interest, June 5

COVID-19 Update Scott eliminates travel quarantine for some, opens indoor dining Vermont guidelines on cross-state travel indicate that people traveling from counties in New England and New York where the coronavirus infection rate equals less than 400 cases per million people may travel across state lines in their personal vehicles for leisure travel without quarantining.…

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Melanie Kessler, Dry Stone Waller

Melanie Kessler

“I am compelled by stone. I like its permanence; its athleticism—it challenges my strength. It makes me more mindful, or I crush my fingers. I’d love to be really good at using traditional tools, without heavy equipment.” This spring, Melanie contacted us about becoming certified as a Dry Stone Waller. Had the pandemic not interfered,…

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Events and Items of Interest, May 29

Barter a Week in Central Brittany in Exchange for a Wall Rebuild Amanda Campbell, proprietor of Caurel Granges in Central Brittany, has a small wall which needs rebuilding (granite and slate).   She is thinking outside the box and writes, “I was wondering if any of your members/readers would be interested in a free week’s accommodation…

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