Feature Build at Scott Farm
Arch Bridge Workshop
Arch by Torben Larsen
Women's Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Stone Steps by Michael Weitzner
Instructor Certification Course 2018
Stonework by TJ Mora
Stone Arch Bridge Tour, Southern NH
Small Stone Arch Workshop
Stonework by David Fielder
Intro to Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Stonework by Brian Post
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Feel free to visit the Stone Wall Park any time during daylight hours. You may also want to download a map of nearby dry stone features built by local wallers. Check out the Scott Farm, site of The Stone Trust Center.
Welcome to The Stone Trust
Established in southern Vermont in 2010, The Stone Trust’s mission is to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling. We do this through an expanding program of educational events and outreach projects. The Stone Trust is a multifaceted resource engaged in preserving the natural use of plentiful stone in simple, gratifying ways.
The Stone Trust Center is the only facility in North America that provides year round educational and DSWA certification opportunities for all levels and abilities. The Stone Trust is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. It relies on contributions from people like you to keep its programs going. Help us continue to preserve and advance the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling!
- Looking for hands-on training to build dry stone walls? Click Upcoming Workshops
- Want to become a Certified Dry Stone Waller? Click Upcoming Certifications
- Looking for a contractor to build a wall? Click Certified Wallers
- Want to read up on the basics of dry stone walling? Click How to Build Walls
- Looking for amazing photos of dry stone walls and features? Click Photo Gallery
- Are you an Architect, Landscape Architect, Engineer or Designer looking for specifications for dry stone walls? Click Design Information
From the Blog
With November quickly coming to a close and it’s that time of year when we’re looking for meaningful gift ideas. Gift certificates are a great option for friends and loved ones as it does just that – gives them option of choosing their own perfect gift.
Events & Items of Interest, November 22, 2021
We brought the 2021 workshop season to a close here in Tennessee on a real high. This was the first year of workshops at the Nashville site as part the Stone Trust organization. It has been a remarkably successful partnership.
11-05 & 11-06 2021 1-Day Intro Workshop (VT)
Fall has well and truly come to Tennessee. It’s colder, but that isn’t Vermont cold. It’s Tennessee cold. Which basically means long sleeves in the morning, T shirts by noon. I could do Summer all year round, but the world keeps on turning, so I’m not going to get my wish and the teaching season will draw to an inevitable close. This was the penultimate workshop of 2021 and I was joined by four participants from as far away as Beacon, NY and as close as Franklin, TN.
Master Class: “Punta Nati: Saving Heritage” … In Spring 2013 Stonechat 28 visited Menorca, Borut Juvanec took us around the corbelled structures on the island whilst I adapted Frederique Mahieu’s leaflet about the Espai paret seca – the dry stone wall space
Brian Fairfield : (Maine) says “I’ve been working with stone for the better part of two decades now
In case you haven’t heard yet, our 2022 workshop year is now open for registration as we promised! And registrations are already rolling in. This is a great time to start looking at some beginner tools if you are new to our workshops and looking for a good place to start with the tools you’ll need. We get lots of requests for help selecting gifts for aspiring wallers, so we put our heads together and came up with few holiday bundles perfectly suited to the level of your favorite wall builder.
- 2.13 Contractors Intro (1-Day): November 4, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
November 4, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.
- 1.11 Women's Introductory Workshop (1-Day): November 5, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
November 5, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1-day workshop attendance
A chance to learn from the women in North America who are DSWA Certifed Instructors! This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, or hobbyist. Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq ft of wall (one side), using natural round fieldstone. You will learn all the basic rules of structural walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.
- 1.10 Introductory Workshop:1.10 Introductory Workshop: (1-Day): November 6, 2022 (Dummerston VT (1-Day): September 10, 2022 (Dummerston VT)
November 6, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
- 2.60 Contractors Intensive: (5-Day): November 14 - 18, 2022 (Nashville, TN)
November 14, 2022 - November 18, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 5-day workshop
This workshop includes 4 days of training and the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Level I (Initial) certification test on the final day. It is perfect for the landscape or masonry contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work, and gain DSWA-GB Certification. Equivalent to a combination of courses 1.20, 2.8, and 2.9 plus much more! REGISTRATION DEADLINE is September 19, 2021!