The Stone Trust collaborates with like-minded organizations like the International Japanese Garden Training Center in Portland, OR. Both organizations focus on teaching traditional skills and techniques as a means of preserving craft, an art form, heritage and history. Each offers instruction to both the general public and the professional. Spring courses include With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive and Waza to Kokoro, the Center’s flagship program, is a series of three hands-on professional training seminars designed to serve professionals in garden design, construction, and maintenance. Whether or not you plan to attend a course or an event, the website is well worth a visit!