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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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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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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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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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Events and Items of Interest, August 18

Our friend Jim Wood sends this link to George Gunn’s Facebook post on the Proper Dry Stone Walling public group. George posted photos of ancient dry stone work at Broch Gurness in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, only 38 miles from the Northstone Stonefest! Thanks to Jim for bringing the post to our attention and…

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