Events & Courses 2019

Friday 4th October – Fantastic Fungi: CPD for Outdoor Educators with Tony Leech*


9.30am – 4.30 pm. Only £55/pp including tea and cake.

Click on the link below to find out more about this special course with Norfolks leading Fun-guy!

Fantastic Fungi – Info Sheet Oct19


Saturday 26th October – Nature Connection: An Introduction to 8 Shields with Dr Deborah Benham*

p1010204_zpsvbrq892f.jpg9.30am – 5.30 pm. Flexible rate: £95 (individual/non-profit), £75 (low income), £115 (organisations/schools) including a nourishing veggie lunch and refreshments.

Click on the link below to find out more about this exciting opportunity to attend an 8 Shield workshop on our doorstep!

Nature Connection – Info Sheet Oct19

(If you are already involved with 8 Shields work within the East of England region and are interested in developing a local network, please do contact us ( – Deborah is staying for the Sunday after this workshop to support this.)


Wednesday 30th October – The Wheel of the Year – Autumn: Exploring the cycle of the seasons with nature-based activities and crafts with Jane Burgon*


9.30am – 3.30 pm. Only £55/pp including tea and cake.

Click on the link below to find out more about this special course.

Autumn Celebrations- Info Sheet_Oct19


*FSA Norfolk members may be eligible for discounts on day and half day workshops. Please enter your discount code into the booking form.  

We will provide  attendees of all courses a certificate of attendance for your CPD record.

***** Coming Soon to Norfolk in Autumn 2019!*****

Half Day Practical Skills CPD with Louise Ambrose – details to be confirmed 

Save the Date! May Day Bank Holiday 2020 – 8 Shields Weekend Camp, with Deborah & Root.  


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Venue information


Unless stated otherwise all courses will be hosted at our secret West Norfolk woodland location (just off the A47, 15 mins west of Swaffham) and involve extensive tea and cake! Directions will be sent with pre-course information. The days will be entirely outdoors, so please come dressed for the weather. We will rig a shelter to keep the cake dry if it’s wet!

The venue is the developing Outrageous Nature woodland base. Please be aware that it is a work in progress! At present we are just finishing our beautiful compost loo which has been created using hazel harvested on site. Look out for upcoming courses, programmes, workshops, events and random gatherings if you’d like to get involved with future onsite projects! 


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