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A Summertime Medley Weekend: Come learn the basics and select your other dry stone work skills

Many people, professionals and enthusiasts alike, have asked us to cluster skill-building workshops so they can learn a lot in one trip. Our 2021 offerings respond to that request. Come in to Vermont to learn at April and July Medley Weekends. Or come in October to our first Medley Weekend in New Hampshire.

We have developed a tuition payment plan to make our program more accessible. Please contact us for information.

July Medley at The Stone Trust Center

1.10 Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, July 9

1.11 Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, July 10

We offer two sessions of this one-day workshop to engage participants in applying the 5 basics of dry stone walling. An excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, landscaper/gardener, artist, or hobbyist. The July 9 workshop is open to all. On July 10, our women’s workshop presents a chance to learn from the first two women in North America who gained dry stone wall instructor certification!

1.10 Introductory Workshop: (1-Day): July 9, 2021 (Dummerston VT)

1.11 Women’s Introductory Workshop (1-Day): July 10, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)


3.20 Flagging Workshop, July 9 & 11

Come learn how to lay a good foundation and create an attractive pattern that will last for decades!

3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day), July 9, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)

3.20 Flagging/Patio Workshop: (1-Day), July 11, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)

2.50 Introduction to Stone Shaping Workshop, July 10

At this workshop you spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants are introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Come learn to use both hand and power tools.

2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): July 10, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)

2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop, July 11 & 12

Now that you’ve got the basics, apply them to building a retaining wall that will endure for generations. Appropriate for homeowners and contractors, this workshop addresses foundations, drainage, and other topics important to helping you make wise decisions as you conceive and implement your own projects. Join us on one of our two retaining wall workshop days:

2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): July 11, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)

2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): July 12, 2021 (Dummerston, VT)

3.10 Steps and Stairs Workshop, July 11 & 12

Learn techniques for designing and building several types of steps and stairs, including layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.

Due to COVID-19 we are registering workshops at half capacity. Please be in touch if you have trouble registering, so we can add you to our wait list or suggest another workshop date.