Set on a 200 acre property of field and forest, this is a fantastic location to learn the craft of dry stone walling. This dry stone walling workshop will teach how to go about building a dry stone wall. It is intended to be taken as a stand alone workshop or can be paired with the site preparation workshop happening the day before. In this workshop participants will learn how build a traditional dry stone wall in a real world, field wall, setting. Learning how to make the best use of the available stone will be a key part of this workshop. Participants will be guided through setting foundation stones, working with guide strings, building the first lift, placing through stones, building the 2nd lift, and and setting cope stones.
Gain LA CES Credits while learning the art and craft of building Dry Stone Walls
Earn Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) credits at workshops run by The Stone Trust!
The Stone Trust is an approved provider of LA CES credits and our workshops are a great way for Landscape Architects to receive the continuing education credits they need. Most workshops are worth 7.5 credit hours per day, so it is easy to earn the credits you need for multiple years in just a few days. When registering online just check off that you wish to receive credits.
Come and learn what structurally sound dry stone walls look like and how they are built. You will be amazed at how much you can learn in a day that will be directly applicable to your projects.
By attending dry stone walling workshops at The Stone Trust you can learn:
- About proper dimensions and batter
- How to spot common flaws that lead to structural problems
- Ways to specify dry stone walls to achieve the desired walls
- About variations, features, and materials to achieve the aesthetics you want in your projects
- When and where dry stone walls are the best solutions for your designs
- How to evaluate walls for structure
- Tips to use when selecting contractors
- And much more!!!
Workshops at The Stone Trust are hands on. The best way to learn is through the experience of handling the stones. It makes for a great day out of the office, learning this historic craft that is still applicable in many of today’s projects. We have workshops that are suitable to all levels of experience, including complete beginners. For more information on our workshops check out our workshops page.
Workshops are the corner stone of The Stone Trust’s educational curriculum, which provides a hands-on opportunity to learn how to build stone walls. The workshops are taught by Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Certified Instructors. Workshops are suitable for all learning abilities and skill levels. Click here to see our upcoming workshops.
Workshops are available at Level 1 ( for beginners), Level 2 (for those with some experience), and Level 3 (for experienced stone workers), and in one-day and two-day formats. Workshops are frequently taught in our indoor training facility and at our masters feature park, both located on Scott Farm in Dummerston VT. Workshops are also offered at other locations. Beginners will be able to learn the basics, while those with more experience can further their education by working on advanced features.
What sets the workshops offered by The Stone Trust apart from others is focus on correct structural construction and the use of Certified Instructors. Once the structural principles of dry stone walling are understood and applied, it becomes possible to build dry stone walls with virtually any type of stone, and adapt to many specific situations. DSWA-GB Certified instructors are not only skilled wallers, but have also been professional trained to teach dry stone walling. By taking a course at The Stone Trust you will be learning construction techniques that have been developed, improved, and taught for hundreds of years.