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Record Numbers at May Test Day at the Stone Trust Center

Congratulations to all newly certified wallers: Level 1 Wallers: Isaiah Clarke* Micah Franzman Jay Hartshorne Prescott Hartshorne Ben Jenkins-Provost* Elijah Karecki* Michael Maher Saman MoeinJahromi Kestrel Osman Matthew Nunn Eric Tatro Level 2 Wallers: Jackson Conn Kelly Maloney *In the spring of 2022, Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes worked with the Stone Trust to certify the…

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Everybody Passed! Fall Test Day at the Stone Trust Center, Vermont

Congratulations! Level 1: Lucinda Booth, MA     Kevin Halcott, VT    Brett Hunsanger, RI Darrin McCarthy, MA    Jason McGeachey, ME      Colin McKenna, MA Alan Napolitan, NY     Madylin Partridge, VT    Patrick Scully, CT R. Anuhea Sebstad, MA      Jay Staunton, MA Level 2:      Ursa Medeiros, WA Level 3:     Ben Sandri, MA As always, Fall Test…

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Certification Success at May Stone Trust Test Day

Congratulations: Level 1: Alfred Dedam                    Connor McIntyre                         Crennan Thompson                              Darryl Bullay                                 David Foster Forrest Peaker                  Jared Randall                               Joshua Moore                                           Seth Hatch                                      Tyler Hall Level 2: Sam Johnson Every year, the Stone Trust Center hosts two test days; one in May and one in September. Test days are a chance for wallers to get certified…

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Passed! Ben Sandri’s Level 3 Waller Certification, Part A Feature Wall

Congratulations, Ben! The day after Spring Test Day at the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, a group traveled to Dublin, New Hampshire for the assessment of Ben Sandri’s Level 3A feature wall. Ben sited his wall at 233 Bonds Corner Road, the home of his brother John. Locating a site presents a challenge to aspiring…

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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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Preparing for Certification at the Stone Trust Center

The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT hosted its first workshop of the season on a beautiful spring day. Five participants from across New England arrived for a practice test in preparation for a Dry Stone Walling Association Level 1 or Level 2 certification test. A Test Prep workshop early in the season allows time…

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Through Grit and Application, Five More Professionals Achieved Certification

Thoughts from instructor, Martin Beevers As is becoming customary, the Stone Trust’s 5-Day Contractor’s Intensive was the opener for the 2023 workshop season in Tennessee. My favorite course to teach. A real chance to spend time with the participants, get to know them and see real growth. It’s a tough week, make no mistake. But,…

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Level 1 Waller Success at Contractor’s Intensive in PA

Thanks to everyone involved in this year’s first Contractor’s Intensive workshop. Your eagerness to learn made it possible that all 5 of you passed your Level 1 Certification. Congratulations!   All of you came from out of the state for this workshop and test day. Three of you came from Michigan, one from New York,…

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Derbyshire: Proving Ourselves Against the British Tradition

EVERYBODY PASSED! 10/8/2022 And two people got perfect scores on their throughs! 6 out of 6! Kudos to Martin Beevers for envisioning this experiential bridge between the Old Country and the new! And thanks for taking good care that everyone had an amazing time! Greetings from Derbyshire! Nine of us have been training—under the tutelage…

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FALL TEST DAY, A QUIET CELEBRATION OF SKILL AND COMMITMENT

DSWA Certification Test Day, September 2021

DSWA Certification Test Day, September 2021 Fall approaches bringing its usual activities to each of us along with unexpected happenings. At the Stone Trust, Fall Test Day happens during the next to last week of September. This year fourteen wallers will challenge themselves to Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) certification—nine at Level 1, three at…

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