Posted on

January Intro at the Stone Trust, PA Starts Off 2024 Workshop Season

An appropriate way to start off the 2024 workshop season, the Stone Trust PA had a 2-Day Introductory Workshop in the cold and snow. The outside temperatures for both days started at less than 10°F, and 6 inches of snow on the ground drifted in places to well over two feet. But with some hot…

Read more

Posted on

Professionals and Enthusiasts Alike Enjoy Learning to Wall at the Stone Trust Center

Fourteen people came to experience the craft at a 1-Day Intro to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Sunday November 5. The group included several landscaping professionals and experienced masons who came to sharpen up their skills. Other stone enthusiasts are looking to tackle projects at their property. Among the group were one husband and wife…

Read more

Posted on

Horticulturalists and Stone Wall Enthusiasts Satisfy Their Curiosity at November’s Women’s Walling Workshop

Ten women convened at the Stone Trust for a 1-Day Women’s Intro to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Saturday November 4. Among the group were two landscape designers currently studying at the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. They are looking to expand their horizons by learning more about stonework. One…

Read more

Posted on

October Medley Weekend: Variety of Skills and Weather

The Stone Trust, NH hosted the last medley weekend of the year in October, offering workshops to help build skills in a four-day period: an introduction to dry stone walling, stone shaping, retaining walls, steps and stairs, and flatwork. Wallers came together from all over the Northeast, as well as Ohio, New York, and Virginia.…

Read more

Posted on

Wallers from All Over Come to Barre for Contractor’s Intensive

To close out October’s Stone Trust workshops, the Stone Trust Central Valley in Barre, VT hosted a 5-Day Contractor’s Intensive. Five participants joined from all over the country to learn the fundamentals of dry stone walling and achieve their Level 1 Certification. Instructor Alex Hoffmeier says, “With such varied backgrounds, experiences, and future professional goals,…

Read more

Posted on

Successful End to Tennessee 2023 Season

A few words from site champion, Martin Beevers A great turn out for the final two workshops of the year down here in Tennessee. Eleven folks from North Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Virginia and most encouragingly, five from the great state of Tennessee. Which means the word must be getting out locally, that there…

Read more

Posted on

An Introduction to Dry Stone During the Vermont Granite Festival

In the middle of October, six wallers joined the Stone Trust Central Valley at the Vermont Granite Museum to learn about the fundamentals of dry stone walling. This weekend of walling coincides with the Vermont Granite Festival hosted by the museum. What an excellent combination of worlds, learning about stone both through museum exhibits and…

Read more

Posted on

Women in Landscaping Add Dry Stone Walling to Their Repertoire at NH Women’s Intro

Eight women met at the Stone Trust New Hampshire for a 2-Day Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshop. Many landscape professionals attend Stone Trust workshops, but this group was unique in that seven of the eight participants are landscape professionals. Five women came from Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architecture in New York, including founder Kim…

Read more

Posted on

Dry Stone Walling at Opus 40, No Matter the Weather

At the beginning of October, the Stone Trust @ Opus 40 hosted its second weekend of Stone Trust workshops this year. The 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and Cheek Rebuild workshops were mostly full of New York residents, along with a few New Englanders. Unlike the May Intro and Cheek Rebuild workshops, where people…

Read more

Posted on

The Stone Trust PA Barn Comes in Handy at September Workshop

Since the barn was built at the Stone Trust PA, it has been put to great use to protect instructors and participants from the elements. Back in the winter, an indoor facility and a wood stove kept everyone warm while they learned about dry stone walling. At the most recent Pennsylvania workshop, the weather was…

Read more