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Deep-Diving into Dry Stone Walling at the Stone Trust, PA

The Stone Trust, PA held simultaneous workshops–Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and Cheek Rebuild–at the end of June. Just two people attended, allowing both participants to get one-on-one instruction and answers to their questions. Instructor Jerry Coggin described the weekend like this: For a small group it was interestingly intense, from the perspective of the…

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First Minnesota Dry Stone Training of the Season

Beautiful, windy weather for building walls and splitting stones! A note from instructor, Dan Peterson What a weekend for the most recent Minneapolis Stone Trust intro and cheekend workshops.  We had participants from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and North Dakota enthusiastically working on general walling and cheeks.  The weather here has been exceptionally dry (seems…

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The Stone Trust, PA Teaches Dry-Stone Walling to the Mid-Atlantic

As the last workshop in May, the Stone Trust, PA welcomed five wallers to introductory and cheek rebuild workshops. Four out of five wallers came from Pennsylvania, with one from Virginia. Everyone learned how to apply the five basic rules of dry stone walling either to a central section of a wall or to a…

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Dry stone training at the Stone Trust Center–a fun learning environment for all groups no matter the weather!

Every year in the spring and fall, the Stone Trust brings Dry Stone Walling Association Master Craftsmen-Certification Assessors from the UK. The masters teach a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling the day before or after Test Day. This year, Andy Loudon, Chief Assessor for the DSWA, traveled to the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston,…

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Learning and applying the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling, May 6-7 in New Hampshire

Thanks for coming to the Stone Trust NH to the May 6th & 7th 2-Day Intro and Cheek Rebuild workshops! Most of you came to learn the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling.  A couple of you returned to learn what to do when your wall comes to an end. You applied the 5…

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Stone Trust Workshops at Opus 40: An Amazing Combination of Inspiration and Learning!

On the first weekend in May, the Stone Trust hosted two simultaneous workshops at Opus 40, a world-famous sculpture park and museum in Saugerties, New York. Created by artist and professor Harvey Fite over the course of nearly forty years, Fite’s opus is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration to rebuild sections that are failing. Brian…

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New Hampshire Season Sets Off With Nine Newly Certified Wallers!

A completely full roster of nine wallers got the season off to a bang at the Stone Trust NH. All nine finished the week-long Contractor’s Intensive workshop as certified Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Level 1 Wallers. Congratulations to all of you! You arrived from near and far with varying levels of experience. Having accomplished…

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An Education in Dry Stone at the Stone Trust, PA

The Stone Trust, PA held a 2-day introductory workshop and a cheek rebuild workshop to close out the month of April. With two smaller groups, each participant received personalized instruction and a lot of hands-on experience. All of you came from the mid-Atlantic, mostly from within the state of Pennsylvania. Isn’t it great that the…

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Leave the Wall Better Than You Found It: Exactly What You Did at the Stone Trust Center’s Medley Weekend!

A Medley Weekend allows you to learn a variety of stonework skills in just one trip. At this first medley of the year, forty different people traveled to the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont to learn the five basic rules of dry stone walling and how to apply them to retaining walls and steps/stairs.…

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