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Tired and Happy Wallers at the Stone Trust Tennessee

From Site Champion Martin Beevers: Tennessee decided to skip spring and jump straight into summer for the weekend. With the temperature climbing into the 80’s and much work to be done, we broke out the sunscreen, put up the shelters and rolled up our sleeves. Really great to have two practically full workshops here in…

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Successful End to Tennessee 2023 Season

A few words from site champion, Martin Beevers A great turn out for the final two workshops of the year down here in Tennessee. Eleven folks from North Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Virginia and most encouragingly, five from the great state of Tennessee. Which means the word must be getting out locally, that there…

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Time on the Wall: Volunteer @ the Milton Cemetery Historic Dry Stone Wall Rebuild Project

The Milton Cemetery Historic Dry Stone Wall Rebuild Project is in need of Level I Certified wallers willing to volunteer their time in exchange for the opportunity to gain some walling experience in genuine field walling conditions on a historic wall rebuild.  This wall project is remarkable in that it is being built entirely from…

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New Hampshire Season Sets Off With Nine Newly Certified Wallers!

A completely full roster of nine wallers got the season off to a bang at the Stone Trust NH. All nine finished the week-long Contractor’s Intensive workshop as certified Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Level 1 Wallers. Congratulations to all of you! You arrived from near and far with varying levels of experience. Having accomplished…

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Wallers “Embrace the Random Nature of Stone” in Tennessee

Words from instructor and site champion, Martin Beevers Oh boy. One minute it’s freezing cold, next minute we’ve got a minor heatwave. Such is springtime in Tennessee. Six people came to The Stone Trust TN, near Nashville, for a two-day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling  weekend. One came from Alabama, one from California, and four…

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Through Grit and Application, Five More Professionals Achieved Certification

Thoughts from instructor, Martin Beevers As is becoming customary, the Stone Trust’s 5-Day Contractor’s Intensive was the opener for the 2023 workshop season in Tennessee. My favorite course to teach. A real chance to spend time with the participants, get to know them and see real growth. It’s a tough week, make no mistake. But,…

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