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Arch by Torben Larsen

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Stonework by David Fielder

Intro to Dry Stone Walling Workshop

Stonework by Brian Post

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!

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From the Blog

    Reflections from Our New Executive Director
    Posted November 6, 2019

    Last Saturday’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling marked the end of my third week as Executive Director of The Stone Trust (TST). (You may recall from September’s newsletter that outgoing ED, Brian Post, has decided to focus his considerable expertise on program development and evaluation.) The day started in the indoor training facility in the […]

    Indoors at the Intro to Walling workshop! (Nov. 2, 2019)
    Posted November 4, 2019

    As with all our workshops, it was a day of instruction, lots of hands-on experience and personal interaction. Over the course of the 13 participants each built about 25 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using round field stone stone indoors at The Stone Trust Center.

    Masterclass: Problems and Planning, Part 2
    Posted November 1, 2019

    Last time I stated that “Inevitably a wall has faults, being a better waller involves reducing these faults, and not compounding those that are made…” a philosophy I shall now add to… When building a wall you are presented with a series of problems to solve. The nature and severity of these will vary depending on stone and how you put them together.

    Waller of the month: Jared Grant
    Posted November 1, 2019

    JARED GRANT (Maine) began building stone walls in 2000, and now owns and operates Shangri-La Stoneworks. The majority of his work is dry stone construction, including garden settings, outdoor living spaces, walls, and flatwork.

    Dry Stone wall at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Posted October 28, 2019

    Andy Goldsworthy was commissioned to create a stone structure for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Knasas City. While he hired wallers from England for the stonework, many members of The Stone Trust have the same certification.

    A Gratifying Day at this year’s last Women’s Workshop! (Oct. 20, 2019)
    Posted October 22, 2019

    Another gorgeous fall day at the indoor Stone Trust training facility. All of the participants had a great time learning the basics of dry stone walling along with the gratification of being empowered with their new knowledge to apply towards their own projects at home.

    Beautiful weather for an Intro to Walling workshop! (Oct. 19, 2019)
    Posted October 21, 2019

    The weather couldn’t have better!  A beautiful fall day in Vermont at The Stone Trust greeted our workshop participants this past Saturday for a lovely day of walling and camaraderie.

    2-Day Intro Workshop overlaps with Granite Museum’s Annual Festival (Oct. 12 & 13, 2019)
    Posted October 21, 2019

    Since October 12th was the Vermont Granite Museum’s annual Granite Festival, it was the perfect time for the Stone Trust to hold a 2-Day Intro workshop in conjunction with the museum in Barre. Beautiful weather and peak foliage added to the experience of learning the fundamentals of dry stone wall building.

    2019 Member newsletter is finally here!
    Posted October 15, 2019

    The 2019 Newsletter, full of in-depth articles and gorgeous photos was just mailed out to all Stone Trust members, one of the many benefits of being a member.

    Heirloom Apple Days and Dry Stone Walls on October 13 & 14th!
    Posted September 30, 2019

    Sunday & Monday, October 13th & 14th are the 17th Annual Heirloom Apple Days at the Scott Farm and The Stone Trust will be giving tours of its Stone Wall Park! Kids (and everyone) can try their hand at stacking stone in the mini-walling park.

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