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
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.
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!
BRYCE HOLLINGSWORTH (Massachusetts) focuses his energy on the construction of dry stone projects primarily for residential clients in Western Massachusetts, but travels anywhere for the right job.
Several experienced wallers got to have a great time working with Master Craftsmen Dan Snow and Jared Flynn building this new permanent wall at The Scott Farm. The wall was built as a hybrid of vertical stack and herringbone techniques. Provided that there is good end wall end support this style of construction is very strong and fast to build. And it was a new experience for the participants.
May 3rd 2019 brought another DSWA-GB Certification Test day to the Stone Trust. With 10 initial level tests, 4 intermediate level tests, and 1 advanced part A test to mark, it was a busy day for examiners Chris Tanguay, Michael Weitzner. The initial level candidates all passed, and many showed excellent quality, greatly improving the wall that was there previously.
Eight participants enjoyed lots of one-on-one time with three experienced instructors!
12 enthusiastic women had a great time coming together to learn the basics of dry stone walling.
A fun day learning the basics of dry stone walling at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT!