Check out all of our upcoming events here! To sign up for any of our workshops, click the name of the workshop to be redirected to the signup page.
Living off the Land
Join us for living off the land, a fundraising event for the Friends of the Harpeth river state park, July 16 from 10am to 3pm. Living off the land features live music, local artisans, good food, and lots of fun!
Do you want to start learning about how to build dry stone walls? Join us October 28-29 from 9am-5pm. As with most Stone Trust workshops, you will start with a freestanding wall like those traditionally used as livestock fences and property boundaries. With your classmates, you will deconstruct and rebuild an existing wall built to Dry Stone Walling Association certification test specifications.You and your classmates strip out and rebuild the wall over the course of the day—9 to 5 with a half-hour break for lunch. Come learn from certified waller-teachers, most of whom earn their livelihoods as dry stone walling professionals.
So, you've started building a dry stone wall. Now what? Join us October 28-29 from 9am-5pm to learn how to put the proper finishing touches on your stone wall! Cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well. Structurally, cheeks are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get them right. A Cheek Rebuild workshop is a must for all of you walling professionally.The Cheek Rebuild workshop runs simultaneously with the Two-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling. You will be building the wall end while beginning wallers build the faces.
Apply the principles and methods for building a structurally sound dry stone wall to building a retaining wall. Learn the fundamentals of retaining walls with us November 11-12 from 9am-5pm. Come learn how to apply the knowledge you gleaned from an introductory workshop to building a retaining wall. Here you focus on structure to maximize strength for a retaining wall that will last for generations.