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
The War in the Air Howard Nemerov For a saving grace, we didn’t see our dead, Who rarely bothered to come home to die But simply stayed away out there In the clean war, the war in the air. Seldom the ghosts came back bearing their tales Of hitting the earth, the incompressible […]
Many small business owners and self employed people are scrambling to adjust right now. Most wallers are in this category. The truly exciting part of this EDL program is that the first $10,000 of the ‘loan’ is forgiven. Meaning that you will not have to pay it back. They call this a $10k Advance. Amounts larger than that are a loan and will have to be paid back. Based on all the information I have seen to date, there is no reason to not apply for the $10,000. You should apply for this ASAP as it is likely the program will run out of funding.
Brian Post shows how the Trow and Holden Stone Buster Hammers can be used to do all kinds of trimming and shaping on some Vermont fieldstone.
Brian finds about 80% of the shaping he does when working fieldstone is done with these hammers. They are versatile, powerful, and can be used with great accuracy as well. You never have to worry about hitting your hand again with these hammers.
As of April 9, 2020, The Stone Trust has a good inventory of these hammers intended for sale at spring workshops. We are still shipping tools, even when other suppliers are closed down due to Covid-19. So place your order, and start enjoying shaping your own stone, while also helping the Stone Trust manage its tight cash flow at this time.
Luke Driver, workshop/test participant signed up for later this year, sent a photo of his current project, writing, “Last leg of 356” of new wall. 65 yards of hand picked stone through my hands!” He adds, “I apprenticed under a Portuguese master. The flat stone around Narragansett Bay is similar to his native land.” Luke […]
Dear Supporters of The Stone Trust, I wanted to share with you some of the responses we have received since announcing the postponement of our 2020 Course Schedule. They reflect generosity, realism, patience, and appreciation of the quality of programming and experience that the founders, board members, and staff have developed since our founding a […]