3.10 Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1-Day): April 24, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
1-day workshop attendance
April 24, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop registration closes April 10, 2022.
DSWA Certified Instructors
Up to 8 participants
This workshop will teach everything you need to know in order to build strong and long lasting dry stone steps. Participants will divide up into pairs and work on building several sets of new stairs at the Broad View Farm training site. There will be variations in materials and methods. Learn about using equipment for moving large stones as well as techniques for moving large stones by hand. Layout, dimensions, sourcing stones, understanding how to set the elevations with a story pole, shaping the steps, and integrating them into walls will all be included.
It is highly recommended that those registering for this workshop take at least a 1-day walling workshop prior to this workshop.
This workshop is intended for wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.
The workshop will run 9:00 am-5:00 pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone, but the intended audience is those with walling experience.
Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register, including what to bring and directions. All tools needed are provided. Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch.
Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.
For a list of accommodations and places to eat, visit Where to Stay and Eat.
If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.
*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 592-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
See some of the other walls and features in our Stone Wall Park:
To get the experience you’ll need for Steps & Stairs, consider taking one of our introductory courses. We offer three formats: a 1-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walls, a Women’s 1-Day Intro, and 2-Day Intro. See our Curriculum in Dry Stone for details and to register.
For a great weekend of dry stone education, pair this workshop with the April 23rd 1 day Fundamentals of Flagging workshop.
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 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.