I just wanted to send a quick thank you to all of you for participating in the workshop this weekend.
For those of you interested in acquiring stone working tools, I encourage you to order them through the Stone Trust website at https://thestonetrust.org/
store/ . The funds assist The Stone Trust with our mission and vision of promoting the craft of dry stone through education.
As I mentioned during the event this weekend, the Stone Trust organization is growing, and we are looking for more individuals interested in pursuing certifications and increasing regional teaching capabilities. You are qualified to become a Stone Trust instructor once you have achieved Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA)Level 2 Intermediate Waller certification, globally considered the professional standard. I am more than willing to give guidance if you are interested.
During the interim, the Stone Trust is planning on having at least three workshops in 2022 at the Northland site. The course offerings will be listed on the Stone Trust website and open for registration on November 1.
Chris Gagnon who owns Northland Landscape and Nursery is also fine with those who want to practice on the walls in Isanti to do so. Just let Chris or me know so they can prepare or are aware that someone may be there tearing down and rebuilding parts of the wall. I am also occasionally at the Isanti site in the middle of the winter off and on working on building additional teaching infrastructure, so if you are interested in cold weather walling, let me know.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. I look forward to working with all of you at future workshops and events!