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

    A variety of learning at the Historic Wall Rebuild! (June 14-16, 2019)
    Posted June 17, 2019

    Six participants had a great time learning all the in-depth details of working with fieldstone in Springfield VT this past weekend.

    Waller of the month: Mark Jurus
    Posted June 4, 2019

    MARK JURUS (Maryland) is dedicated to the craft of dry laid stone construction as is evident in his Blog, YouTube channel and training site for workshops and certification. Quality not quantity – one project at a time.

    A map of fascinating Dry Stone Structures around Dummerston
    Posted June 3, 2019

    Did you know that in addition to the walls and features at The Stone Trust Center there are some wonderful dry stone structures in and around Dummerston which are publicly accessible and built by local wallers?

    Great workshop on building Retaining Walls that last! (June 2, 2019)
    Posted June 3, 2019

    During the Retaining Wall workshop, participants learned the fundamental differences between retaining walls and free standing walls.

    Learning how to Split and Shape Stone! (June 2, 2019)
    Posted June 3, 2019

    At the Stone Shaping Workshop the focus was on the finer details of splitting boulders and field stone using feathers and wedges as well as trying out a variety of hammers and chisels.

    Awesome Introductory Workshop! (June 1, 2019)
    Posted June 3, 2019

    At a sold out workshop, 16 participants learned the basics of dry stone walling in a beautiful setting at Broadview Farm.

    Retaining Wall Challenges
    Posted June 1, 2019

    We were recently emailed about a retaining wall that was starting to fail just 8 years after construction.  This wall is a good example of the problems that retaining walls can have whether dry stone or constructed with other materials.

    How to split a boulder!
    Posted May 23, 2019

    Have you ever wondered how you work with boulders when building a stone wall? Watch this great video to see how you can split a boulder using feathers and wedges.

    Australian Walling
    Posted May 17, 2019

    Bryce Holingsworth sent us these photos and captions from his experience working with some wallers in Australia this past winter, (Australian Summer!).  Looks like he had a fantastic time!

    What is a Historic Rebuild Workshop?
    Posted May 17, 2019

    We have two great 2.10 Historic Wall Rebuild Workshops coming up in June.  But what is a Historic Rebuild Workshop like, and how is it different from other workshops? Read this post to find out!

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