2.90/3.90/4.90 Fall Certification Test Day: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)


  • Fall Certification Test: Friday, 9/20/2019, Dummerston
    September 20, 2019
    8:15 am - 6:30 pm
    - 1 Day attendance

Testing Levels Initial, Intermediate and Advanced (Part B). Friday, May 3, 2019. NOTE: You must hold the previous level certification to sign up for any test above level 1. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE has been exended till, August 14th! NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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Stone Walls & Structures of England and New England: An Evolution (Sept. 21, 2019)


  • Stone Walls & Structures of England and New England: An Evolution
    September 21, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Concentrating on the stone structures of England and New England, this lecture draws comparisons, similar and dissimilar, between the geology, building styles and techniques, and follows the evolution of stone walls and structures from colonial times to the present day and explains how they fit into the garden and broader landscape, past and present.

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1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) – Sept. 28 & 29, 2019 (Tear Cap Workshops, Hiram, ME)


  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Sep. 28 & 29, 2019 (Tear Cap Workshops, Hiram, ME)
    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop, Hiram, ME

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. This workshop takes place at Tear Cap Workshops in Hiram, ME.

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Two-day Wall Building Workshop (Sept 28 & 29, 2019)


  • 2-Day Wall Building Workshop
    September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019
    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.

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The Yorkshire Dales: From Herriot to Home (Oct. 8, 2019)


  • The Yorkshire Dales: From Herriot to Home
    October 8, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Set in the heart of Northern England, this rural landscape forms the backdrop of James Herriot’s book and PBS TV series “All Creatures Great & Small” Starting in Northern Swaledale, where Herriot first entered the dales in 1939, to the southernmost, Airedale, where I spent my formative years.

This presentation includes spectacular photos, and descriptions of the dales from the medieval, to the present day.

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1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) – Oct 12 & 13, 2019 (Barre, VT)


  • 1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Oct-12 & 13, 2019 (Barre, VT)
    October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop attendance

This Barre VT workshop is perfect for the homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. Workshops at this site use primarily flat stone.

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1.10 Introductory Workshop: (1-Day, Indoor), Oct. 19, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)

Dry stone wall course underway

  • 1.10 Introductory Indoor Workshop 10/19/2019
    October 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Introductory (1-Day) Workshop Attendance

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…

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1.11 Women’s Introductory Workshop (1-Day, Indoor) – Oct. 20, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)


  • 1.11 Women's Introductory Indoor Workshop 10/20/19
    October 20, 2019
    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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