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Tired and Happy Wallers at the Stone Trust Tennessee

From Site Champion Martin Beevers: Tennessee decided to skip spring and jump straight into summer for the weekend. With the temperature climbing into the 80’s and much work to be done, we broke out the sunscreen, put up the shelters and rolled up our sleeves. Really great to have two practically full workshops here in…

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2-Day Intro and Cheek End Wallers Learning Side by Side

In early March, the Stone Trust PA hosted another successful weekend of workshops with a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop in the barn. It was a busy weekend with seven participants at the intro workshop and a full complement of four wallers on the cheek ends. Even though the…

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Seven New Level 1 Wallers at PA Contractors Intensive

The Stone Trust, PA just finished the 2023 workshop season with a December Contractors Intensive. Seven wallers earned their Level 1 certification. This initial certification establishes that the wallers can execute the basic principles of building a structurally sound, freestanding dry stone wall. This certification places emphasis on sound and solid construction rather than on…

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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.…

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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…

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Certification Success at October Contractor’s Intensive in Minnesota

A few words from instructor and site champion, Dan Peterson We had a great autumn week for the second Contractor’s Intensive workshop in Minnesota.  The weather was a change from last year with no snow, and pleasant temperatures in the high thirties in the morning and into the low sixties by afternoon with lots of…

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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…

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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…

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Shaping Stone at the Stone Trust Central Valley, Vermont

The weekend after Labor Day was a busy one for the Stone Trust with three different workshops at three different sites. The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT and at the Stone Trust Minnesota each hosted a 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling. The Stone Trust Central Valley hosted an Introduction to Stone Shaping workshop…

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August Last Calls and Upcoming Workshops

The Stone Trust Center, Dummerston, VT Don’t miss the chance to learn the 5 basic principles of dry stone walling in just one day at the 1-Day Introductory Workshop on September 9th. Registration closes August 13th. The Stone Trust Center will also host a 2-Day Introductory Workshop and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop on September 23-24.…

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