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Dummerston Hiking Trails: Dry Stone Workshop

On Saturday morning, October 22, about 15 people gathered at the Dummerston Town Pound for the start of a day-long Workshop on dry stone walling. Workshop instructors Dan Snow (Dummerston) and Dave Goulder (Scotland) welcomed eleven participants from all over the northeast.Thanks to Lynn Levine for talking with participants about local ecology. Thanks to Jared…

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35 Feet Added!

Ingredients:  A baker’s dozen of energetic participants. Inspiring outdoor site, complete with classic Vermont views. Two days of wonderful weather. Two fine instructors. Stone. Plenty of stone. Result: A wonderful Dry Stone Walling Workshop that added 35 feet of wall, four feet high, to the ever-lengthening wall across from the Dutton Farm House in Dummerston,…

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New News: Fall Workshops

A fall view. The Stone Trust just passed its one year anniversary. So, we are very proud to announce two Fall Outdoor Workshops!  Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2011Dutton Farm Road, Dummerston, Vermont Instructors: Andrew Pighills, Jared Flynn Fee: $300 (Two days) The two-day hands-on workshop is designed to teach homeowners and tradespeople the structural techniques involved in…

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Day One: May Workshop

This morning, 12 inquisitive walling enthusiasts, two instructors, and one walling steward arrived at the Dutton Farm House on Dutton Farm Road in Dummerston, VT to begin a two-day workshop on dry stone walling. Participants, like Dan Mercer and Keith Stone, came form as far away as Philadelphia and Portland, Maine. Perfect, cool weather, as…

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Test Day, April 30

The Stone Trust just hosted its Spring 2011 Test Day last Saturday, April 30. Eight dry stone wallers took timed tests in hopes of gaining certifications for Level I or II. Successful test takers demonstrate mastery of standards developed by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Wallers came from around New England and…

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