Courses

Courses for 2017 - scroll down for details

Working with Willow FULL
The Garden Smallholding 3 September
Clay Lump and Wattle and Daub 16 September
Goat Husbandry 23 September
Working with Alpaca Fleece 24 September
Fungi Foray 30 September
Pottery 30 September
Spinning Course - Beginners FULL
Fly Fishing FULL
Sheep Husbandry FULL
Working with Beeswax 29 October
Introduction to Felt Making 12 November
Bread Making 11 February 2018

 If a course is full you can still register your interest with Jan in case of cancellations

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.

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. 

 

The Garden Smallholding

Planning and running a smallholding on less than one acre.  Covering what you want from smallholding, planning the space, regulations, livestock, growing, composting, pest control, neighbours, the money side, storing surplus...

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

Location: Reymerston NR9 4RA

Date: 3rd Sept 2017

Time: 10.30am - 3pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Sarah Kirkpatrick and Paul Chapman

 

Clay Lump and Wattle and Daub Starter Course

With the support of EARTHA.  Come and make clay lump blocks and try your hand at wattle and daub.

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

Location: Starston IP20 9PX

Date:  16th Sept 2017

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Stephen Letch

 

Working with Willow *now full*

 Plant support spiral,, container etc.

 Use your hands be creative with an experienced

 basket maker. Make something special for your home.

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

 Location: Shelfhanger village hall, Diss.

 Date: 23rd Sept 2017

 Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

 Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

 Course tutor Karen Lawrence

 

Goat Husbandry

To cover all elements of goat husbandry, as well as an opportunity to see a lot of different goat breeds.  To be able to see goats in a show environment and talk to owners and exhibitors.  Bring your own mug, packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing.

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

Location: Royal Norfolk Showground (part of the Goat Show)

Date: 23rd Sept 2017

Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Instructor: Callum Williams

 

 

Alpaca Fleece, Make the most of it!

felting, weaving, dyeing and other craft ideas

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

Location: Horning, North east of Norwich

Date: 24th Sept 2017

Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Numbers: 8 max, please bring a packed lunch

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Instructor: Ann Nickerson

 

 

Fungi Foray

Look for and name a variety of fabulous fungi on a gentle nature ramble.  In addition we will be adding information to a local database.

Cost: Members £5 per car

Location: Stody Estate

Date:  30th Sept 2017

Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Tony Leech

 

 

Pottery

Make an egg cup for your home produce with a side plate for toast.

Cost: Members £20 non members £40

Location: Bressingham near the A1066

Date:  30th Sept 2017

Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Course tutor Claire Porter

 

Fly Fishing Starter Day - FULL

All tackle, flies, day licence and lunch provided.  Bring a hat and glasses.

 Cost: Members £10 per person

 Location: East Tuddenham Lakes NR20 3LR

 Date: 8th October 2017

 Time: 9.50am - 2pm

 Numbers: 10 people, all ages welcome

 Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

 Course tutor Norfolk & Suffolk Fly Fishing Society

 

Spinning Course - Beginners - FULL

Learn to sort, card, spin and ply. Bring your own wheel if you have one. Fleece available to buy.

Cost: Members £10 per person non members £20

Location: Little Dunham, near Swaffham

Date: 7th October 2017

Time: 10.00am - 3.30pm

Space: for 4 people.

Course Tutor: Tracy Richards

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

 

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 £15 per person non-members £30

Location: Little Dunham, near Swaffham

Date: 14th October 2017

Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm

Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

Instructor: Jason Shorten

 

Working with Natural Beeswax

 Use different methods to make beeswax candles, learn the art of beeswax polish and make decorative beeswax blocks.  All in time for Christmas!

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

 Location: Bergh Apton Village Hall

 Date: 29th October

 Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm

 Please contact Jan Scott 01379 688340

 Instructor: Avis Judd

 

 

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

 

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