Courses for 2018 - scroll down for details

Emergency First Aid 20 January
Introduction to Spinning 2 February
Goat Kidding 23 February
Sheep Husbandry - intermediate level 24 February
Rushwork Mats 9 March
Beeswax candles 17 March
Pasture Management 30 March
Wood Whittling 13 April
Willow Basket Making  6 July
Pig Husbandry 20 July

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

The following is a printed version of our 2018 courses and events

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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


Goat Kidding

Run in association with the Norwich and District Goat Club

Cost: £15

Location Stody Estate NR24 2EW

Date 23 February

Time 11am

Contact Richard Hulbert for more details



Sheep Husbandry - Intermediate level

Breed types, showing, diseases, flock management, lambing, nutrition.  A follow up from the beginners course.  A hands on approach.

Cost £25 members, £45 non members

Location Ditchingham NR35 2RQ

Date 24 February

Time 10 - 3pm

Tutor Benn Lugsten


Rushwork Mats

Try something new.  Use prepared rushes to create placemats and coasters

Cost £30 members, £50 non members

Location Shelfanger Village Hall

Date 9 March

Time 10:15 - 1:15pm

Tutor Karen Lawrence

Numbers min 6 max 10


Beeswax Candles

Making candles, polish and decorative blocks with beeswax

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

Location: Bergh Apton NR15 1AA

Date:  17 March

Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Avis Judd


Pasture Management

Given by a professional agronomist.  Presentation, time in the field and a printed guide to take away.  How to look after your fields!

Cost £25 members, £45 non members

Location Diss IP22

Date 30 March

Time 11 - 2pm

Tutor Luke Stevens


Wood Whittling

Try out the lathe, use hand tools to carve and shape, make a spoon or small bowl

Cost £30, non-members £50

Location Hindolveston NR20

Date 13th April

Time 10 - 3

Tutor Joshua Hubbard


Willow Basket Making

Use willow to create a frame basket

Cost £50, non-members £70

Location tba, possibly Shelfanger

Date 6th July

Time 10 - 4

Tutor Karen Lawrence


Pig Husbandry

Right animal, feeding, housing, breeding, daily care, showing, slaughter etc.

Cost £30, non members £50

Location Walpole Highway

Date 20th July

Time 10.30 - 3

Tutor Marilyn Keymer