1.20 Two-Day Introductory Workshop (Outdoor) - Sept. 21 & 22, 2019 (Dummerston, VT)
2-day workshop attendance
September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open to everyone. $475
Sat & Sun, Sept. 21 & 22, 2019
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.
Over the course of the two days each participant will build about 35 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using either round field stone, flat ledge stone, or a mixture. Introductory participants will learn all the basics of structural walling, plus so much more, while building a straight section of free standing dry stone wall. Experienced participants will work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end. The knowledge taught in this workshop can be applied to any type of stone and dry stone walling project.
This workshop will be rebuilding sections of wall in the masters feature park. The site is prepared for an ideal learning environment. The two day format gives more time questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.
This workshop will follow the typical two-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The cost is $475. The workshop will run 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.
If you have ever wanted to learn about building dry stone walls, or improve your skills, this is the workshop for you.
*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
About The Instructors:
Peter Isherwood, DSWA-GB Master Craftsman from England, will be joining us as a guest instructor!
What a great opportunity to learn from one of England’s top wallers.
See what a two day workshop is all about:
Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600
Venue Website: thestonetrust.orgAddress:
Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility. Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests. There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.
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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center. If coming with a group please check for availability.