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 website! To review our 2023 schedule of workshops, click here. Please scroll down to subscribe to our virtual newsletter. If you would like to receive a copy of Hearting: The Annual Journal of the Stone Trust (2023), join us as a member!

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!

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From the Blog

    Stone Trust, PA Hosts First Ever 4-Day Cheek End Intensive Workshop
    Posted November 27, 2023
    The Level 2 Certification Test has been a major hurdle for those trying to climb the certification ladder. It is a big step up from the Level 1 Test. Over the years, we have encouraged folks testing for Level 2 to practice building at least ten cheek ends, with four of those being timed. This [...]
    December Waller of the Month: CURTIS GRAY
    Posted November 27, 2023

    CURTIS GRAY (Massachusetts) — Curtis brings to his work many years of experience with many different types of stone. A DSWA Level 2-certified stonemason, he is known to work just
    five minutes from home or travel for weeks at a time to enjoy different areas and projects. 

    Stone Trust Gift Cards – A Thoughtful Gift
    Posted November 22, 2023

    We often put a lot of thought into what would be just right for the waller in our life . That said, sometimes letting them choose exactly what they want might be the right choice. Select a pre-defined amount or choose your own, the Stone Trust Gift Card can be used towards workshops, certifications or throughout the Stone Trust Shop.

    Professionals and Enthusiasts Alike Enjoy Learning to Wall at the Stone Trust Center
    Posted November 14, 2023
    Fourteen people came to experience the craft at a 1-Day Intro to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Sunday November 5. The group included several landscaping professionals and experienced masons who came to sharpen up their skills. Other stone enthusiasts are looking to tackle projects at their property. Among the group were one husband and wife [...]
    Horticulturalists and Stone Wall Enthusiasts Satisfy Their Curiosity at November’s Women’s Walling Workshop
    Posted November 14, 2023
    Ten women convened at the Stone Trust for a 1-Day Women’s Intro to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Saturday November 4. Among the group were two landscape designers currently studying at the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. They are looking to expand their horizons by learning more about stonework. One [...]
    October Medley Weekend: Variety of Skills and Weather
    Posted November 10, 2023
    The Stone Trust, NH hosted the last medley weekend of the year in October, offering workshops to help build skills in a four-day period: an introduction to dry stone walling, stone shaping, retaining walls, steps and stairs, and flatwork. Wallers came together from all over the Northeast, as well as Ohio, New York, and Virginia. [...]
    Wallers from All Over Come to Barre for Contractor’s Intensive
    Posted November 8, 2023
    To close out October’s Stone Trust workshops, the Stone Trust Central Valley in Barre, VT hosted a 5-Day Contractor’s Intensive. Five participants joined from all over the country to learn the fundamentals of dry stone walling and achieve their Level 1 Certification. Instructor Alex Hoffmeier says, “With such varied backgrounds, experiences, and future professional goals, [...]
    Successful End to Tennessee 2023 Season
    Posted November 7, 2023
    A few words from site champion, Martin Beevers A great turn out for the final two workshops of the year down here in Tennessee. Eleven folks from North Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Virginia and most encouragingly, five from the great state of Tennessee. Which means the word must be getting out locally, that there [...]
    2024 Workshop Registration Now Open!
    Posted November 6, 2023

    The 2024 training and certification schedule is now available online, including events at the newest training site the Stone Trust CO @ Early Bird Farm! Thanks for sharing your feedback. You’ve helped create a schedule to fit your needs and aspirations as wallers. Discover the breadth of learning opportunities in the Curriculum in Dry Stone. […]

    Stone Trust Gift Cards –Let Them Choose
    Posted November 3, 2023

    Sometimes we just don’t know what exactly they want, so let them choose! Select a pre-defined amount or choose your own, the Stone Trust Gift Card can be used towards workshops, certifications or throughout the Stone Trust Shop.

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