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Ten Newly Certified Instructors Join Our Instructor Pool

Early in February, 17 Professional Members traveled from as far afield as Montana, Tennessee, and South Carolina and as close as New York State, Rhode Island, and Maine to participate in our 2020 Instructors Certification course. All participants had already accomplished Level 2 Professional Waller certification. Ten of the group arrived eager to add the…

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Scott Farm Seeks Business Manager

The Scott Farm viewed from road

The Scott Farm, a Certified B Corporation located in Dummerston, Vermont, seeks a full-time Business Manager. The farm includes 571 acres, many historic buildings, a 40-acre heirloom apple orchard, a thriving on-farm market, indoor and outdoor event spaces, hiking trails, and a variety of natural resources. Our team seeks someone with the skills to manage…

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Meet Duncan Murphy, Board Member

January 2020 brought 6 new board members to The Stone Trust, bringing the board to a nearly full complement–12 out of 13 allowed by our articles. We hope you’ll enjoy meeting a board member each month. Each brings invaluable knowledge, expertise, commitment, and camaraderie to the work of preserving and advancing the art and craft…

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2020 Workshops and Early Bird Pricing

This year The Stone Trust offers 36 regular workshop offerings across our Curriculum in Dry Stone. We’re also offering Early Bird registration at 2019 prices to people who register 6 weeks in advance. Check course listings. Take one of our three versions of Introduction to Dry Stone, the prerequisite course for our advanced offerings. We…

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Japanese Garden Arts in Portland, Oregon

The Stone Trust collaborates with like-minded organizations like the International Japanese Garden Training Center in Portland, OR. Both organizations focus on teaching traditional skills and techniques as a means of preserving  craft, an art form, heritage and history. Each offers instruction to both the general public and the professional. Spring courses include With an Eye Towards…

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January Waller of the Month: Andrew Pighills

ANDREW PIGHILLS (Connecticut) was born in Yorkshire, England. His formal horticulture training started at The Royal Horticultural Society at Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate Yorkshire, and has spent several decades creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England, in and around the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the English Lake District.

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