Courses

Courses for 2018 - scroll down for details

Sheep Husbandry 21 January - FULL
Stock Fencing 28 January
Bread Making 11 February
Winter Pruning 18 February
Working with Willow 24 February
Lambing Live 1 March
Hedgelaying 3 March
Beeswax hand and foot creams 4 March
Small Engine Servicing 11 March
Natural Dyeing Part II 8 April
Saori Weaving 5 May
Willow bird feeders 12 May
Chicken Rearing 7 April
Beeswax Candles 28 October
Willow Gifts 24 November

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.

For any enquiries about a course, please contact the training officer Jan Scott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

You do not have to join the NSTG to attend, but it is cheaper if you do! Non-members pay double the cost shown; if a course is free to members you must join NSTG to be able to attend. Membership is just £12 per year for a family living at the same address and gets you free admission to the Annual Show and Market. Download a membership form here or contact the membership officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sheep Husbandry - FULL

Learn about breeds, day to day care, feeding, feet, breeding and the care of a ewe, lambing, regulations, tags, vaccinations and slaughter

Cost: Members £20, non members £40

Location: Clinks Care Farm, NR34 0ET

Date: 21st January

Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Jason Shorten

 

Stock Fencing

Bring a packed lunch, outdoor clothing and wire strainers if you have them

Cost: Members £20, non members £40

Location: Clinks Care Farm, NR34 0ET

Date: 28th January

Time: 10.45am - 4.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Doeke Dobma

 

Bread Making

Make crusty, tasty bread with the help of an expert

Cost: Members £25 per person non-members £50

Location: Norwich

Date:  11th February

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Numbers: maximum of 10

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor TBA

 

Winter Pruning

Pruning fruit trees

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

Location: East Dereham PE33 9RP

Date:  18th February

Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm

Numbers:

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Bryan Beers

 

Working With Willow

Create a beautiful basket or bowl.  Learn how to join, make a flat base and a rim.

Cost: Members £25

Location: Livestock Unit, Eston College Campus

Date: 1st March

Time: 6 - 9pm

Numbers: 16 Maximum

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Host: Andrew Vernon, Farm Manager

 

Introduction To Hedge Laying

Using supplied hand tools

Cost: Members £60 per person non-members £80

Location: Pulham Market

Date:  3rd March

Time: 9am - 4pm

Numbers: Minimum 4 Maximum 8

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor TBA

 

Natural Dyeing Part II

Cost: Members £25 per person non-members £50

Location: Carleton Rode Village Hall

Date:  8th April

Time: 10am - 3.30pm

Numbers: (only those who took Part 1 in 2017)

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Janet Major

 

Saori Weaving

Introduction to freehand weaving on a loom.  Bring own wool, fabric, dyed fleece to incorporate into your work.  Lots of materials are available on site.

Cost: Members £25 per person non-members £50

Location: The Saori Shed, Diss (opposite the Corn Hall)

Date:  5th May

Time: 2 hour slot 10.30am or 1.30pm

Numbers:  Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Kim see www.thesaorished.co.uk for more information

 

Lambing Live!

Come and observe lambing with the farm manager, his staff and their 200 ewes.  All your questions answered.

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

Location: TBA

Date:  12th May

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Numbers:

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Karen Lawrence

 

Beeswax hand and foot cream

Create your own soothing lotions with natural ingredients

Cost: Members £15per person non-members £30

Location: Bergh Apton NR15 1AA

Date:  4th March

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

Numbers: maximum of 10

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Avis Judd

 

Small Engine Servicing

Bring own strimmers, mowers, chainsaws etc.  Safety glasses if you have them and a packed lunch.

Cost: Members £15 per person non-members £30

Location: Clinks Care Farm NR34 0ET

Date:  11th March

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor TBA

 

Chicken Rearing

Feeding, health, egg production, housing, breeding, incubation rearing chicks etc.

Cost: Members £20, non members £40 maximum 8 people

Location: North Norfolk NR11

Date: 7th April

Time: 10am - 4pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Sally Feistner

 

Willow Bird Feeders

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

Location: TBA

Date:  12th May

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Numbers:

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Karen Lawrence https://karenlawrencebasketry.com/

 

Beeswax Candles

Making candles, polish and decorative blocks with beeswax

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

Location: Bergh Apton NR15 1AA

Date:  28th October

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

Numbers:

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Avis Judd

 

 

Willow Gifts

Stars, hearts, reindeer etc.

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

Location: TBA

Date:  24th November

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Numbers: 

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Karen Lawrence https://karenlawrencebasketry.com/