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Comparing Notes on Traditional Walling Techniques at a 2-Day Intro in PA

On a nice, warm weekend in the middle of May, four wallers came to the Stone Trust PA barn to a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling Workshop. The wallers were looking to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling, specifically as the traditional techniques apply to geology in a region of North…

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2-Day Intro and Cheek End Wallers Learning Side by Side

In early March, the Stone Trust PA hosted another successful weekend of workshops with a 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop in the barn. It was a busy weekend with seven participants at the intro workshop and a full complement of four wallers on the cheek ends. Even though the…

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PA Cheek End Intensive Prepares Three More Wallers for Level 2 Test

At the end of February, the Stone Trust PA taught another round of the Cheek End Intensive. This four-day workshop is designed to prepare wallers for the Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Level 2 Waller Certification, globally recognized as the professional standard. It is a demanding test with substantially higher expectations for fit and finish.…

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January Intro at the Stone Trust, PA Starts Off 2024 Workshop Season

An appropriate way to start off the 2024 workshop season, the Stone Trust PA had a 2-Day Introductory Workshop in the cold and snow. The outside temperatures for both days started at less than 10°F, and 6 inches of snow on the ground drifted in places to well over two feet. But with some hot…

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Seven New Level 1 Wallers at PA Contractors Intensive

The Stone Trust, PA just finished the 2023 workshop season with a December Contractors Intensive. Seven wallers earned their Level 1 certification. This initial certification establishes that the wallers can execute the basic principles of building a structurally sound, freestanding dry stone wall. This certification places emphasis on sound and solid construction rather than on…

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The Stone Trust PA Barn Comes in Handy at September Workshop

Since the barn was built at the Stone Trust PA, it has been put to great use to protect instructors and participants from the elements. Back in the winter, an indoor facility and a wood stove kept everyone warm while they learned about dry stone walling. At the most recent Pennsylvania workshop, the weather was…

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Deep-Diving into Dry Stone Walling at the Stone Trust, PA

The Stone Trust, PA held simultaneous workshops–Introduction to Dry Stone Walling and Cheek Rebuild–at the end of June. Just two people attended, allowing both participants to get one-on-one instruction and answers to their questions. Instructor Jerry Coggin described the weekend like this: For a small group it was interestingly intense, from the perspective of the…

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Commitment to Teaching the Art and Craft of Dry Stone Walling

Earlier in the month of June, the Stone Trust, PA taught a one-day introductory workshop to a couple of participants from Pennsylvania and Virginia. Both participants came to learn the five basic rules of dry stone walling in a single day, and were successful in doing so. The landscape architect even earned continuing education credits…

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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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