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April Medley Weekend: A Buzzing Five Days of Workshops

The April Medley Weekend at the Stone Trust Center offers an exceptional way to hone your skills as a waller. Five five days of workshops span a variety of fundamental dry stonework elements. The medley includes an Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, Introduction to Stone Shaping, Retaining Walls, Steps & Stairs, and Flatwork. This year’s…

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First-Ever Intro for Landscape Architects and Designers

On a sunny spring Saturday, eleven professionals from the adjacent field of landscape architecture and design arrived at the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont for hands-on experience building a dry stone wall. Several came from firms with national scope designing at municipal and institutional scales. Others came from smaller local design-build companies, including a…

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Stone Trust Center VT Season Opener: Homeowners, landscapers, and high schoolers learn the five basics of dry stone walling

The Stone Trust Center Vermont’s workshop season started on the first weekend in April with a 1-Day Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling on Saturday and a 1-Day Intro on Sunday. People’s excitement to learn about the five basic principles of dry stone walling was evident. You brought a variety of experience, from homeowners wanting…

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Professionals and Enthusiasts Alike Enjoy Learning to Wall at the Stone Trust Center

Fourteen people came to experience the craft at a 1-Day Intro to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Sunday November 5. The group included several landscaping professionals and experienced masons who came to sharpen up their skills. Other stone enthusiasts are looking to tackle projects at their property. Among the group were one husband and wife…

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Horticulturalists and Stone Wall Enthusiasts Satisfy Their Curiosity at November’s Women’s Walling Workshop

Ten women convened at the Stone Trust for a 1-Day Women’s Intro to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Saturday November 4. Among the group were two landscape designers currently studying at the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. They are looking to expand their horizons by learning more about stonework. One…

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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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Fall in Vermont, What Better Time and Place to Learn Dry Stone Walling?

At the end of September, the Stone Trust Center hosted a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshop in Dummerston, Vermont for this year. With a fully booked workshop, sixteen participants arrived eager to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling. Taking the first day to learn the techniques that ensure a structurally…

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No Better Way to Spend a Day Than Walling!

On a lovely, sunny Saturday, the Stone Trust Center hosted a 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshop and Level 1 and 2 Test Prep workshops. Though these groups are very different in background and skill level, everyone enjoyed their day in learning and practicing dry stone walling. Sharing the outdoor classroom creates great synergy!…

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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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