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Thank you for coming! 2-Day Intro, Dummerston, 9/24 & 25

You brought a variety of experience and motivations to September’s  Two-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling. Some came with no experience and excitement to learn. Some wanted to add professional guidance to your histories of rock stacking, wall building, flatwork, and steps. Others came with considerable related professional experience, from restoration masonry to frontcountry and…

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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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