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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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Familiar Faces Return to Learn Stone Shaping in Minnesota

The Stone Trust MN welcomed three familiar faces to the stone shaping workshop at the beginning of July. Two participants returned to add to what they learned in introduction and cheek end workshops. They wanted to learn more about the tools and stone they have been building with.  One participant came to the workshop having…

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July Medley Weekend at Broadview Farm in Mont Vernon, NH

The heat was on but intrepid students and instructors powered through 6 workshops in four days at Broadview Farm, our NH training site.  Day lilies crowned the garden wall and the barn swallows were performing acrobatics for all to enjoy. Pete Ryder & Daniel Arabella opened with a 1-day Intro workshop on the hottest day…

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