Courses

Courses for 2017 - scroll down for details

Introduction to Felt Making 12 November
Sheep Husbandry 21 January 2018
Stock Fencing 28 January
Bread Making 11 February
Working with Willow 24 February
Small Engine Servicing 11 March
Chicken Rearing 7 April

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.

We are currently organising more courses so keep checking the website and Harrowing Times for up to date details.

We hold regular courses and events for smallholders - including our annual show in the summer. 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.

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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. 

 

Introduction to Felt Making (wet and dry)

Using coloured wool tops and home produced fleece, make a Christmas table mat or simple tree decoration

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

Location: Diss

Date:  12th November 2017

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Jan Scott

 

Sheep Husbandry

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Numbers: maximum of 10

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor TBA

 

Working With Willow

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

Cost: Members £25, non members £50maximum 12 people

Location: Long Stratton Village Hall

Date: 24th February 2018

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Karen Lawrence

 

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 2018

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 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Sally Feistner