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!
- 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
Six participants had a great time learning all the in-depth details of working with fieldstone in Springfield VT this past weekend.
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.
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?
During the Retaining Wall workshop, participants learned the fundamental differences between retaining walls and free standing walls.
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.
At a sold out workshop, 16 participants learned the basics of dry stone walling in a beautiful setting at Broadview Farm.
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.
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.
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!
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!