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Our Constituents Respond to the COVID-19 Disruption with Generosity, Realism, and Patience

Dear Supporters of The Stone Trust,

I wanted to share with you some of the responses we have received since announcing the postponement of our 2020 Course Schedule. They reflect generosity, realism, patience, and appreciation of the quality of programming and experience that the founders, board members, and staff have developed since our founding a decade ago.

  • Kindly refund my tuition for the course listed below. I wish I could postpone the course, but in these uncertain economic times, I am uncertain that I will be able to attend another workshop.
  • I would like to hold a credit for a future workshop! I look forward to being able to learn from the Stone Trust when things calm down.
  • I’ll be looking forward to hearing the new dates when there are available. I participated in two workshops last year and I have a lot of respect for what the organization is doing. Jamie, Pete, Brian and the others bring enormous historical, conceptual, and practical knowledge as well as great communications and teaching skills – and a passion that is contagious. This “lost art” seems to be in good hands!
  • Postponing workshops a good idea. A small donation attached to help keep lights on even if doors are closed. Here’s hoping all are back at it soon.

Director of Education & Training Brian Post has drafted a revised schedule of courses included in our curriculum in dry stone. We are in the process of confirming site and instructor availability and hope to return to teaching early in July. As promised, we’ll share the new schedule next week and hope to see you at a workshop this summer or fall!

Brian also realized that The Stone Trust’s workshop safety supplies include N95 respirators, much needed by frontline medical personnel. He suggested donating them. We will deliver them to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, which serves southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont.has also drafted a revised schedule

What a pleasure to have been invited to join The Stone Trust community six months ago! Many thanks to all for the various ways in which you demonstrate support for preserving and advancing the art and craft of dry stone walling. Comments and questions welcome!

Keep well,

Amy-Louise Pfeffer, Executive Director