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Stringlines: Thoughts from Pete Ryder, Board President

There are as many ways to build great stone walls as there are colors in the rainbow. From lacy singles in the Aran Islands to squat bulky consumption walls in New England. Loosely stacked round glacial outwash to the incredible joinery of the Incas. Two-tiered Galloway walls to the fascinating geometric patterns of Majorcan walls….…

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The Stone Trust partners with the Windham Regional Career Center to train wallers

It’s pretty clear from our professional members  that wallers love the work and that there’s lots of work out there. It’s also part of our mission to build a professional pipeline. So we couldn’t pass up the chance to connect The Stone Trust expertise to local high school students, incumbent workers, and professional contractors through…

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The Stone Trust to Present at LandCare Associates Inc. Madbury NH

Brian Post will be giving a seminar on dry stone wall construction at LandCare Associates Inc in Madbury NH.  The presentation will focus on to how-to correctly build structural dry stone walls.  This will include retaining walls and other features.  Proper foundations drainage and backfill, layout and more will be discussed, as well as the…

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Lunch & Learn at LandCare Associates in Madbury, NH

On January 21 from 8 to 12, Brian Post will present a seminar hosted by LandCare Associates in Madbury, NH. Session content includes: Basics of Structural Dry Stone Wall Building and Evaluation Foundations, Drainage, and Backfill Basics of Tool Usage for Working with Stone. To register, please contact: LandCare Associates, Inc., 282 Knox Marsh Road,…

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Training makes a great year-end business expense

Professionals who register for a 2020 workshop before January 1 can reduce their taxable income for 2019.  Landscapers, masons, and professional wallers looking to build their repertoire might consider any of three courses offered in March: 2.13 1-Day Contractors Intro 2.60 5-Day Contractors Intro Landscapers or Masons who are have stonework experience, but little or…

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All passed their Level 1 Certification at the Contractors’ Intensive! (Dec. 9-13, 2019)

For years we have been asked to provide an in-depth workshop that included Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) certification in the winter, when contractors have the downtime to take such a workshop.  Thanks to the generosity of the Stoneyard in Littleton MA, who provided the indoor space and a great selection of stone, it…

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