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Pair of Wallers Improve Walling Skills at Cheek End Intensive

Most Stone Trust workshops start with an existing stone feature whose structure students study before dismantling the wall (wall end, steps/stairs) and rebuilding it using time-tested techniques. Over the course of the almost fifteen years of Stone Trust training, instructors have determined this teaching method to be the most effective and efficient. The Cheek End…

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Improving Skills at the First Minnesota Workshops of the Season

To start off the summer and the 2024 workshop season in Minnesota, the Stone Trust MN had great weather for a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop. Five wallers came to the introductory workshop from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from those who work and teach in the industry to…

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Building Faces or Ends, an Enthusiastic Group of Wallers Learn Side by Side

In the middle of May, the Stone Trust Center hosted simultaneous workshops of a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop. With over twenty wallers and four instructors participating in workshops, the site was full of excitement. Two long training walls create the opportunity for large groups of enthusiastic wallers to…

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Comparing Notes on Traditional Walling Techniques at a 2-Day Intro in PA

On a nice, warm weekend in the middle of May, four wallers came to the Stone Trust PA barn to a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop. The wallers were looking to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling, specifically as the traditional techniques apply to geology in a region of North…

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Back-to-Back Workshops Start the Stone Trust Central Valley Season

The Stone Trust Central Valley in Barre hosted a weekend of back-to-back workshops with a 1-Day Intro and Stone Shaping. On Saturday, aspiring wallers came from Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Canada. Many of you came to this workshop to understand more about working with stone on your property. One person brought over ten years…

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April Medley Weekend: A Buzzing Five Days of Workshops

The April Medley Weekend at the Stone Trust Center offers an exceptional way to hone your skills as a waller. Five five days of workshops span a variety of fundamental dry stonework elements. The medley includes an Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, Introduction to Stone Shaping, Retaining Walls, Steps & Stairs, and Flatwork. This year’s…

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First-Ever Intro for Landscape Architects and Designers

On a sunny spring Saturday, eleven professionals from the adjacent field of landscape architecture and design arrived at the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont for hands-on experience building a dry stone wall. Several came from firms with national scope designing at municipal and institutional scales. Others came from smaller local design-build companies, including a…

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