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Sam Brakeley

SAM BRAKELEY (Vermont) has been building trails since age eight, and has progressed to complex trail constructions throughout New England. Sam’s trail building work led him to working with stone, and he has been building dry stone walls for more than 6 years. Having taken many prior workshops at The Stone Trust,
Sam is a DSWA-GB Level 2 Certified Dry Stone Waller as well as a Certified Instructor. He is also the owner of Hermit Woods Trailbuilders, LLC.

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Other workshops taught by Sam:


  • 1.10 Introductory Workshop 1-day Mont Vernon (8/10/19)
    August 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1.10 Intro (1-Day) workshop

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, contractor, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • 2.10 Wall Rebuild, Springfield VT
    October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 3-Day course attendance

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.