Courses for 2018 - scroll down for details

Chicken Dispatch, Pluck and Dress - FULL
13 October
Sheep Husbandry - FULL
21 October
Fungi Foray 27 October
Beeswax Candles - POSTPONED TO 2019
Small Engine Servicing 3 November
Pest Control 18 November
Willow Gifts - FULL
24 November
Emergency First Aid 20 January
Introduction to Spinning 2 February

If a course is full you can still register your interest with Jan in case of cancellations, these often happen so it is worth doing.

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All bookings should be made using the Course Application form (download here) and accompanied by the relevant fee. Course fees must be paid via a cheque made payable to "NSTG".

The training officer can be contacted to make a provisional booking.These provisional bookings will be held for a limited time and the booking form/cheque needs to be sent without delay otherwise the place may be released and made available to other members


Chicken Dispatch, Pluck and Dress - FULL

Learn how to prepare your chickens for the table.  Birds are available at the venue; other preparations is needed if you bring your own

Cost £25, £50 non members

Location Little Barningham NR11

Date 13th October

Time 10am to 2pm

Numbers Limited spaces

Tutor Sally Feistner


Sheep Husbandry - FULL

Breeds, day to day care, feeding, feet, breeding, lambing, care of ewes, regulations, tags etc.

Cost: Members £25 per person nonmembers £50

Location: Ditchingham, NR35 2RQ

Date:  21st October

Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Jason Shorten


Fungi Foray

Find and identify a variety of fabulous fungi on a gentle nature ramble.  Sorry, no dogs.

Cost: £10 per person

Location: Harling Woods, north side of the A1066 between Thetford and Diss about a mile west of Garboldisham

Date:  27th October

Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Course tutor Tony Leech


Beeswax Candles

Making candles, polish and decorative blocks with beeswax

Cost: Members £20 per person non-members £40

Location: Bergh Apton NR15 1AA

Date:  POSTPONED TO 2019

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Avis Judd

Small Engine Servicing

Bring your own strimmers, mowers, chainsaws etc. get support from qualified engineers

Cost: Members £25 non-members £50

Location: Clinks Care Farm NR34 0ET

Date:  3rd November

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm 

Numbers: 8 people max

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340


Pest Control for the Smallholder

Moles, rabbits, rats/mice, birds etc.  Best approach, law and environmental issues, control and prevention

Cost £25 members £50 non-members

Location Near Swaffham

Date 18th November

Time 10am - 4pm

Numbers Minimum 4 people

Tutor Andrew Dellbridge (Ace Pest Control)


Willow Gifts - FULL

Stars, hearts, reindeer etc.

Cost: Members £20 per person non-members £40(plus £5 for materials)

Location: Shelfhanger Village Hall

Date:  24th November

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm 

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Karen Lawrence


Emergency First Aid

Basic life saving first aid, managing an emergency, CPR, H&S regulations and much more.  Certificate of Completion valid for 3 years.

Cost £45 for members £65 for non members

Location Ditchingham NR35 2RQ

Date 20th January

Time 10am - 4pm

Tutor Lisa Starling

Numbers Maximum 12 people


Introduction to Spinning

From fleece selection and preparation to spun, plied yarn.  All equipment and materials provided.

Cost £30 for members, £50 non members

Location Lingwood Care Farm NR13 4AZ

Date 2nd February

Time 10.30 am to 3.30 pm

Tutor Tracy Richards

Numbers Maximum 4 people