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
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
On July 27th and 28th, our first full-curriculum 2-Day Introductory Workshop was held at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, VT. Over the course of two days, our small group of 6 participants and 2 instructors stripped out and rebuilt nearly 20ft of wall!
On August 3rd and 4th, the 2-Day Introductory workshop was held at Northland Landscape Nursery in Minnesota, for the first time. The participants had a great time learning the fundamentals and showed their enthusiasm working with challenging stone.
Thank you to Sean Adcock for allowing us to provide this content. He starts “In case you hadn’t noticed, Masterclass when not dealing with incredibly rare requests tends to be about something I have been recently working on. This current “random” series was sparked off by some such process.
DARIO COLETTA (Massachusetts) has spent the last 10 years or so designing and building in dry stone in the western part of the state. He holds Level II DSWA-GB Certification. Featured above is a garden retaining wall with step stile.
Participants enjoyed a fun, energetic, hands-on environment while learning flat-work which is a common part of many projects.
At Broadview Farm participants enjoyed learning the fundamentals of dry stone walls and benefited from lots of hands-on experience!
Judy Rand DSWA-GB Certified Level II Waller and Instructor sent in two photos and the following paragraph. Taking a workshop really does change the way you see the world around you.
DANIEL PETERSON (Minnesota) focuses on developing landscapes and designs aimed at long-term sustainability and functionality based on ecologic and permaculture systems design.
Thank you to Sean Adcock for allowing us to provide this content. Per Sean, there must therefore be tens of thousands of miles of “random” wall and as such “random” becomes a bit of a catch all, it hardly does the variation justice.