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Summer Dry Stone Walling Workshops at the Stone Trust

Fascinated by stone walls? Have a wall to rehabilitate, a grade to secure with a retaining wall, a pathway to flag, a slope to traverse with steps?

Are you a person with projects? A professional seeking to add the art and craft of dry stone walling to your portfolio of services?

Stone Trust workshops teach you what you want to know.

For an overview of offerings, please visit the Curriculum in Dry Stone.

“I wanted to write to say how grateful I was to be able to take the two-day introductory workshop at the Opus 40 site a week ago. The instructors were all fantastic and really made an effort to work with everyone and offer useful advice on all aspects of the process. The atmosphere was congenial, remarkably safe (given the number of people and scale of the site), and fun. It really surpassed my expectations in just about every way I can imagine and I’ve been evangelizing the Stone Trust to anyone who will listen since — and, of course, I got right to work building a small wall.”

— Ian, May 2023

July Medley Weekend in New Hampshire

Medley weekends give you a chance to take multiple workshops in a period of days, instead of at different times throughout the year. You save time and travel. Come to New Hampshire to take a selection of workshops. Learn the five basics of dry stone walling and apply your knowledge to retaining walls, stone shaping, steps and stairs, and flatwork.

Pick and choose which workshops you would like to attend to make the most of your trip!

1-Day Intro on July 6th
Retaining Wall on July 7th
Stone Shaping on July 7th
Retaining Wall on July 8th
Steps and Stairs on July 8th
Flatwork on July 9th

Learn at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, Vermont

Join the Stone Trust at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, VT for a 2-Day Introductory Workshop or a Cheek Rebuild Workshop on July 15-16. Learn the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling at an introductory workshop or how to finish a wall end at the cheek rebuild workshop.

 

Learn the basics at Scott Farm in Dummerston, Vermont

The Stone Trust Center at Scott Farm in Dummerston, VT will host a 1-Day Introductory Workshop on August 12th. You can learn the fundamentals of dry stone walling in a single day.

 

August in New Hampshire

The Stone Trust will also host multiple workshops in New Hampshire in August, including a 2-Day Introductory Workshop and a Cheek Rebuild Workshop on August 4-5, as well as a 1-Day Introductory Workshop on August 12.

The Stone Trust, Pennsylvania

The Stone Trust has six locations, including The Stone Trust, PA in South Forks, Pennsylvania. Kim and Jerry Coggin have one of the only indoor training facilities to host workshops no matter the weather. You can take a 2-Day Introductory Workshop or Cheek Rebuild Workshop with them on August 12-13.

Certification Test Prep

If you are interested in testing for your Level 1, 2, or 3B Certification in September, you can take a test prep workshop to make sure you are fully prepared for test day. You can choose between three sites in August: VT, NH, or PA.

The Stone Trust Center, Dummerston, VT on August 12th
Level 1 Test Prep
Level 2 Test Prep
Level 3B Test Prep

The Stone Trust, New Hampshire on August 13th
Level 1 Test Prep
Level 2 Test Prep
Level 3B Test Prep

The Stone Trust, Pennsylvania on August 19th
Level 1 Test Prep
Level 2 Test Prep
Level 3B Test Prep

Fall Test Day happens on September 22. Be ready!