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Beautiful Days for the Intro Workshops! September 11 & 12, 2021 (VT)

“Best darn workshop–beautiful and learned a ton!” Two beautiful late summer days brought two happy groups of people to the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont to learn the five basic rules of dry stone walling. Given the weather and the prevalence of the Delta Variant, we chose to teach outside on the social-distance walls…

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A “Lake Woebegone” Workshop: 2-Day Intro, August 6 &7, NH

Pete Ryder, site facilitator of the Stone Trust New Hampshire site, described the weather and the flow of interaction at August’s 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling this way, “Everything seemed above average.” He said, “It was kind of a Lake Woebegone workshop.” Judging by the photos, you can see what he means! As always,…

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A Full House at the Vermont Women’s Intro on July 10

The sixteen women who attended the Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling on Saturday reported results as happy as the expressions on their faces in the photo. We are so pleased! They came from near (New England) and far (Virginia) with a range of relevant experience–from landscape designer, professional gardener, and architect to little to…

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Thanks for coming to learn the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling, July 9, 2021

July 9 promised plenty of rain, so it was a good thing that vaccinations have made it possible for The Stone Trust to return to teaching in our Indoor Training Center in the foundation of the Scott Farm’s 1862 Barn. Thirteen men and one woman, mostly from New England, arrived to to learn the fundamentals…

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Thanks for coming to the 2-Day Intro Workshop! (June 12 & 13, Minneapolis)

We had six enthusiastic individuals participate in the first 2021 workshop held at our training site in Isanti, Minnesota. Two of the participants had previous experience working with stone in their landscape business and are looking to improve their stone working skill, two of the participants work in the construction trades as well as farming,…

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2-Day Intro and Cheek Ends, May 15 & 16, 2021 (VT)

As is often the case, the thirteen people who participated in May’s 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walls and Cheek Rebuild arrived with varied experience. Some brought experience handed down from parents, others from dabbling with walls on their property. One brought her landscape architect’s perspectives, another the lenses of an architect. Two noted that…

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May Day Brings Novices and Experienced Wallers to New Hampshire Workshops

Workshop day dawned chill and windy. Seventeen people, fourteen participants and three teachers gathered around two double-face freestanding dry stone walls. Each person may have felt eager to feel the warmth that comes from a working body. But you have to know what you’re doing before you start working. How are these walls built? Why…

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Inaugural Stone Trust workshop in Tennessee!

We had a great turnout for the first Stone Trust workshop in Nashville. Participants came from Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee and Michigan. A 50/50 male/female split of beginners with little or no experience. This was a two-day introduction to dry stone walling covering all the basic techniques required to construct a section of freestanding wall.…

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