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
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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!
- 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
- HELP WANTED/WORK WANTED – March 13, 2023 – Available Waller Positions and Wallers Looking for Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
- 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
SETH HARRIS (Vermont) and PATRICK LEMMON (South Carolina) — have been collaborating together since 2018. Specializing in traditional, mass-wall stone and brick houses, they are partnering to revive the construction of holistic structural masonry homes in northern New England. Seth has a DSWA level 3 certificate and Patrick has a DSWA level 2 certificate.
It may be that you already have a pair of stone busters in your tool chest. Though the Trow & Holden 2lb Hammer Point Hammers work with the same principal, this hammer has another strong suit. The hammer points round point is ideal for removing high spots, again keeps you hand out of harms way when striking.
Here is beginning spot for your dry stone walling library, just in case you wanted to narrow it down to the essential starter list of titles. This curated collection is solid foundation to return to time and time again and is dedicated to the “How To” of dry stone walling.
Having graduated to houses I should mention an interesting little booklet “An Illustrated Guide to Stone Antiquities on The North Yorkshire Moors” by Elizabeth Ogilvy which I acquired many years ago and includes an entry on “Potato Houses”.
BENJAMIN MARON (New York) — In 2002, Benjamin founded Kraftwright, dedicated to designing and constructing dry stonework throughout the Hudson Valley. He holds a Dry Stone Walling Association Level 2 Waller Certification and has been a certified instructor since 2016. He has assisted with the restoration of Opus 40, a large environmental sculpture in Saugerties, New York.