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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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Early childhood educators learn dry stone walling at their staff retreat

“Today, seven participants came together from Early Education Services with varying levels of background knowledge and worked together to take down and beautifully rebuild a section of wall at Scott Farm. The quality of the wall they put back together was a reflection of their excellent communication- throughout the workshop, I heard people debating different…

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Late April’s Medley, Dummerston, VT

Learned a lot and want to know more: Late April’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Awesome time learning to shape stone! Retaining walls are hard, but fun! Thanks for coming to April’s flagging-patio workshop Building steps and stairs: A wall with extremely modified batter   Join us for Medley Weekends in New Hampshire in July…

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Historic Preservation: 175-year-old walls (circa) restored at Dutton Farm, Dummerston, VT

Its one thing to work on a beautiful workshop wall at The Stone Trust where walls go up and down every month, its another to dive into an historic farm wall that has been part of the landscape for over 100 years. It creates a sense of respect to think that the wall that we…

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Spring Workshops in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Tennessee

Our 2021 workshop seasons opens in early April with workshops for professionals furthering their craft, for homeowners with projects and plans, for artisans and artists integrating stone as a medium, for anyone who wants to explore dry stone work as a potential career. The season starts with two intensives, offers three types of introductions to…

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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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Scott Farm Seeks Business Manager

The Scott Farm viewed from road

The Scott Farm, a Certified B Corporation located in Dummerston, Vermont, seeks a full-time Business Manager. The farm includes 571 acres, many historic buildings, a 40-acre heirloom apple orchard, a thriving on-farm market, indoor and outdoor event spaces, hiking trails, and a variety of natural resources. Our team seeks someone with the skills to manage…

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