2.90/3.90/4.90 (Rescheduled) Certification Test Day: Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)


  • Rescheduled Certification Test: Friday, 9-18-2020
    September 18, 2020
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
    - 1 Day attendance

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Friday, September 18, 2020. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, August 7th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) – Sept. 19 & 20, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - Sept. 19 & 20, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)
    September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.

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Wall Building Workshop 2-Day (Sept. 26 & 27th, 2020) Killingworth, CT


  • Two-Day Walling Workshop (9/26 & 9/27/20
    September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This two-day hands-on workshop is designed to teach the structural techniques and aesthetic considerations involved in building a dry stone wall ( a wall without mortar) using stone native to our region. The outdoor classroom provides the setting for practicing proper dry stone walling methods including …

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2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) – Oct. 3 & 4, 2020 (Minneapolis, MN)


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) - Oct. 3 & 4, 2020 (Minneapolis, MN)
    October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop attendance

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.

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2.13 Contractors Intro (1-Day): Oct 16, 2020 (Dummerston VT)


  • 2.13 Contractors Intro - Oct 16, 2020
    October 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.

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2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): Oct. 16, 2020 (Dummerston VT)

Dry Stone Wall Stone Shaping Course at The Stone Trust

  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping (Oct 16, 2020)
    October 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used. The stone shaping portion will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools. PREREQUISITE: Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop
(or are experienced wallers).

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2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): Oct 17, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)


  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-17-2020)
    October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors. PREREQUISITE:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13

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3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day, Outdoor), Oct 17, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)


  • 3.20 Flagging Workshop (10/17/2020)
    October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1 day workshop attendance

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.

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1.11 Women’s Introductory Workshop (1-Day): Oct. 17, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)


  • 1.11 Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 10/17/2020 Dummerston VT
    October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq ft of wall (one side), using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.

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