An exciting programme of events

We have two NNCG events coming up in the next two months as well as a number of events that are being offered by other groups but open to  NNCG members.

Our two NNCG events, which are free to all NNCG members and associates are: 

North Norfolk Coastal Group’s Tech Day

We are really delighted to announce our Agricultural Tech Day at Bayfield Hall, near Holt on Tuesday 30 April from 9-1pm. We will be sending a flyer around with more detail on the exhibitors in the next week or so, but among the equipment on display will be: drones, robotic tractors, water irrigation technology, soil testing kit, nitrogen sensors, weeders, solar options and a range of farm yard kit.

This will be a really exciting day of demos and a great chance to network with equipment suppliers and group members. Our thanks to Roger Coombe for hosting and Catchment Sensitive Farming for the refreshments. 

 Livestock and soil health event

The second NNCG event is taking place on Tuesday 14 May at Glovers Farm, Sedgeford, PE36 5LT from 1pm to 4pm. This event is aimed at those people who have or who are looking to introduce livestock onto their land. It will also be of enormous interest to those looking to use herbal leys to regenerate the health of the soil on their land. While farmer David Cross has gone fully into livestock and pasture management, there will be information and knowledge sharing about improving soil health and managing livestock in an arable rotation that will be relevant to people no matter what the scale of their operation. 

For both NNCG events, please contact Sarah on to book your place. If you have already done so, that is great. 

Farm monitoring with the Wendling Beck Project

Monday 29th April 10-12.30:
The Wendling Beck Project is running a Monitoring Discussion Workshop, which will showcase new and innovative monitoring techniques. The workshop will be followed by a practical session on either 29 May or 11 July. 
This event will take place at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Please contact to book your place. 

Take your seats please

For anyone who wants to see the seminal film ‘Six Inches of Soil’, there will be a screening on Friday 26 April 7pm-10pm at Eve’s Hill Farm, Norwich NR10 4TD. 
The film tells the story of three farmers who have taken the decision to ‘do things differently’, seeking to transform how food in the UK is produced and consumed.
All three farmers transition to a more regenerative approach, but extend that to the community. Through working with chefs, small businesses, local communities and entrepreneurs, the three farmers are standing up to the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food for the good of the population, the soil and the environment. 
The film also tackles some complex issues, such as the connection between food and health, food poverty and affordability, the role of animals within the farming system, barriers to new entrants and a lack of diversity, and whether there is a place for carbon off-setting.

NNCG’s facilitator Charlie Ennals, plus NNCG member Charlie Curtis will be joining a panel discussion after the film, along with well-known nature writer Patrick Barkham and Tim O-Riordan – professor of Environmental Sciences at UEA. 
To book a place, click here for the Eventbrite link. 

And finally…

Don’t forget to put September 20th 2024 into your calendar as this is the date for our annual NNCG Farm Conference. Following the success of the inaugural event, this promises to be equally informative, entertaining and unmissable.