Our current diary

Welcome to our diary of training, information, social and show events

Our free events – mostly Friday evenings once a month – are open to non-members. Most of our training events are for members only and you need to be logged in to make bookings. (The annual fee is a piffling £20 per household! Click on the ‘Membership’ tab above for more.)

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We run a huge range of workshops, from cider making to no-dig gardening, from keeping chickens to making peg loom mats. These are small, friendly and informal and focus on countryside skills and crafts. Our workshops are run by all sorts of people, from external tutors who run local businesses, to ‘experts’ (we use the term loosely!) within our own group.
Occasionally there are “meet the member” events hosted at their farms / smallholdings / gardens by people who are happy to share their experience but do not claim to be experts and may also learn something from those attending.

We’re always open to suggestions for events, so please feel free to speak up at a meeting or via the ‘Contact Us’ page. For instance, we are looking for ideas for activities for children or, as we have dubbed them, Small Small Farmers.

Dec 2021

Felt Bauble Making Workshop - Please note date changed to 12th Dec - 12/12/2021 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Yaffingale House. Price range £20.00

Jan 2022

Stock Fencing - 15/01/2022 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Baulcombes Barn. Price range £25.00
FREE TALK: Keeping Rheas (not ostriches!) - 21/01/2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield. Price range £0.00
Dehydrating For Beginners - 23/01/2022 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. Yaffingale House. Price range £15.00

Feb 2022

FREE! - Getting Ready for Lambing - Online with Zoom - 22/02/2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. . Price range £0.00
Beginners Pressure & Water Bath Canning Workshop Course - 27/02/2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Yaffingale House. Price range £20.00

Mar 2022

Tidy that Garden - 06/03/2022 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. The Oast Farmhouse. Price range £18.00
Mushroom Log Making Afternoon - 13/03/2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Yaffingale House. Price range £25.00
FREE TALK: Practical Fluid Therapy for Sheep and Goats - 18/03/2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield. Price range £0.00
An Introduction to Smallholding - 26/03/2022 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Foxwood, Hellingly. Price range £25.00

Apr 2022

Practical Lambing - 02/04/2022 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Butterbox Farm. Price range £25.00
FREE EVENT: Deer Management & Control - 15/04/2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield. Price range £0.00
Kitchen Gardening - 23/04/2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Oast House. Price range £25.00

May 2022

FREE TALK: Finding Treasures on Your Land - 20/05/2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield. Price range £0.00
Heathfield Show 2022 - 28/05/2022 - 8:00 am - 5:15 pm. Tottingworth Farm. Price range £0.00

Jun 2022

South of England Show 2022 - 10/06/2022 - 12/06/2022 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Ardingly Showground. Price range £0.00

Sep 2022

SFTG Social Cuppa at The Dolphin Sheep Fair - 15/09/2022 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. South of England Showground. Price range £1.00
Dehydrating For Beginners - 25/09/2022 - 10:30 am. Yaffingale House. Price range £12.00
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