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Back-to-Back Workshops Start the Stone Trust Central Valley Season

The Stone Trust Central Valley in Barre hosted a weekend of back-to-back workshops with a 1-Day Intro and Stone Shaping. On Saturday, aspiring wallers came from Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Canada. Many of you came to this workshop to understand more about working with stone on your property. One person brought over ten years…

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Wallers from All Over Come to Barre for Contractor’s Intensive

To close out October’s Stone Trust workshops, the Stone Trust Central Valley in Barre, VT hosted a 5-Day Contractor’s Intensive. Five participants joined from all over the country to learn the fundamentals of dry stone walling and achieve their Level 1 Certification. Instructor Alex Hoffmeier says, “With such varied backgrounds, experiences, and future professional goals,…

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An Introduction to Dry Stone During the Vermont Granite Festival

In the middle of October, six wallers joined the Stone Trust Central Valley at the Vermont Granite Museum to learn about the fundamentals of dry stone walling. This weekend of walling coincides with the Vermont Granite Festival hosted by the museum. What an excellent combination of worlds, learning about stone both through museum exhibits and…

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Shaping Stone at the Stone Trust Central Valley, Vermont

The weekend after Labor Day was a busy one for the Stone Trust with three different workshops at three different sites. The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT and at the Stone Trust Minnesota each hosted a 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling. The Stone Trust Central Valley hosted an Introduction to Stone Shaping workshop…

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Intro Workshop in Barre: A Resilient Response to Vermont Flooding

In early July, Vermont experienced devastating flooding that left many areas damaged and in need of a serious clean-up. Barre, and Montpelier especially, were hit pretty hard and the area is still recovering in some ways. The week the floods happened, the Stone Trust was scheduled to run a two-day introductory workshop and a cheek…

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Summer Dry Stone Walling Workshops at the Stone Trust

Fascinated by stone walls? Have a wall to rehabilitate, a grade to secure with a retaining wall, a pathway to flag, a slope to traverse with steps? Are you a person with projects? A professional seeking to add the art and craft of dry stone walling to your portfolio of services? Stone Trust workshops teach…

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Time on the Wall: Volunteer Day, the Stone Trust @ the Vermont Granite Museum

You’re Invited for Walling and a Museum Tour! Where: The Stone Trust Training Center at the Vermont Granite Museum When: Saturday April 22 and/or Sunday April 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please join Stone Trust site champions and instructors Jordan Keyes, Alex Hoffmeier, and Jake McArdle to help with the continued build out of key…

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