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Building Walls and Friendships at the NH Contractor’s Intensive

From Stone Trust NH site champion and instructor, Pete Ryder: Eight enthusiastic folks from around New England came to Mont Vernon for the 5-Day Contractor’s Intensive, a week of walling instruction that concludes with a Level 1 Waller Certification test. By 10:00 Monday the wall was on the ground and the fun began.  The team…

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October Medley Weekend: Variety of Skills and Weather

The Stone Trust, NH hosted the last medley weekend of the year in October, offering workshops to help build skills in a four-day period: an introduction to dry stone walling, stone shaping, retaining walls, steps and stairs, and flatwork. Wallers came together from all over the Northeast, as well as Ohio, New York, and Virginia.…

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Women in Landscaping Add Dry Stone Walling to Their Repertoire at NH Women’s Intro

Eight women met at the Stone Trust New Hampshire for a 2-Day Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshop. Many landscape professionals attend Stone Trust workshops, but this group was unique in that seven of the eight participants are landscape professionals. Five women came from Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architecture in New York, including founder Kim…

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A Beautiful Weekend for Dry Stone Walling in NH

Early in August, the Stone Trust, NH hosted a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop. Despite a rainy summer, this year’s session had beautiful weather for folks to learn how to build a dry stone wall. On day one, a full complement of beginning wallers stripped out and rebuilt almost…

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July Medley Weekend at Broadview Farm in Mont Vernon, NH

The heat was on but intrepid students and instructors powered through 6 workshops in four days at Broadview Farm, our NH training site.  Day lilies crowned the garden wall and the barn swallows were performing acrobatics for all to enjoy. Pete Ryder & Daniel Arabella opened with a 1-day Intro workshop on the hottest day…

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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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Learning and applying the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling, May 6-7 in New Hampshire

Thanks for coming to the Stone Trust NH to the May 6th & 7th 2-Day Intro and Cheek Rebuild workshops! Most of you came to learn the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling.  A couple of you returned to learn what to do when your wall comes to an end. You applied the 5…

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