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New News: Fall Workshops

A fall view. The Stone Trust just passed its one year anniversary. So, we are very proud to announce two Fall Outdoor Workshops!  Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2011Dutton Farm Road, Dummerston, Vermont Instructors: Andrew Pighills, Jared Flynn Fee: $300 (Two days) The two-day hands-on workshop is designed to teach homeowners and tradespeople the structural techniques involved in…

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The WRAP on the May Workshop

From one participant:  “Thanks for the Workshop. It really was a terrific way to spend a weekend, whether I ever stack another stone or not.” Special thanks to the following for their support:  Workshop sponsor: The Works, Richard French, owner Site setup: TJ Mora Workshop steward: Brittny Tyler Workshop instructors: Jared Flynn, Andrew Pighills, Brian…

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Day Two: May Workshop

Rainy day, all day, but spirits were up. 25 more feet completed on this 900 foot wall. Today, the crew increased by one: Brittny Tyler, the first female to be certified in North America. Thanks to all for a strong workshop! Thanks to Jared, Andrew, and Brian for leading the charge! It’s all about cooperation.…

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Day One: May Workshop

This morning, 12 inquisitive walling enthusiasts, two instructors, and one walling steward arrived at the Dutton Farm House on Dutton Farm Road in Dummerston, VT to begin a two-day workshop on dry stone walling. Participants, like Dan Mercer and Keith Stone, came form as far away as Philadelphia and Portland, Maine. Perfect, cool weather, as…

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Test Day, April 30

The Stone Trust just hosted its Spring 2011 Test Day last Saturday, April 30. Eight dry stone wallers took timed tests in hopes of gaining certifications for Level I or II. Successful test takers demonstrate mastery of standards developed by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Wallers came from around New England and…

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DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP

DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 14, 15, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Rain or Shine Location: Dutton Farm Road, Dummerston, Vermont Instructors: Jared Flynn and Andrew Pighills Fee: $300 Reservations Required The two-day hands-on workshop is designed to teach homeowners and tradespeople the structural techniques involved in building and restoring a historic field stone wall. The outdoor classroom…

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