Harvest Camp

Harvest Camp September 2020 dates announced and tickets on sale soon.

As well as our main gathering in June, we put on a Harvest Camp on a farm in Llanymawddwy near Dinas Mawddwy, Wales. Expect a relaxed gathering with hands-on workshops and activities during the day and quality live music and a bar in the evenings. Our focus is on preserving and enjoying the Harvest and building our skills for self-reliance. Learn basic practical skills in friendly surroundings.

Gwersyll Cynhaeaf Radical Bakers, ger Dinas Mawddwy. Digwyddiad gwersylla penwythnos gyda gweithdai ymarferol a chaffi yn ystod y dydd a cherddoriaeth fyw a thafarn gyda’r nos. Rydym yn canolbwyntio ar warchod a mwynhau’r Cynhaeaf a gwerthfawrogi ffrwythlondeb y Ddaear yn symud i’r Hydref. Dysgu sgiliau ymarferol sylfaenol mewn lle cyfeillgar.

This is a wilder site with more space for campervans and camping. The well-drained, flat field is in a beautiful valley. We will be totally Solar Powered from the Green Dragon Outback solar generator and the farm that we are on is powered by Hydro, so there will be the opportunity to have a look at a serious bit of renewable power engineering. As usual we will be baking all the bread for the cafe on-site and you can get involved in the baking sessions. We will also be having our Camp Market each lunchtime, where you are welcome to sell your own hand-made or second-hand items.

ed revill stoking his biochar gasification stove

Workshops

Workshops are Saturday and Sunday in nice canvas tents and there will be an intro session, music and food on Friday night.

Radical Bakers Harvest Camp 2019 Timetable

Friday

7pm intro session
All workshop providers
Food, Bar and Gypsy Jazz from Tacla.

Saturday

10am session
Annie (Creative Krauting), Clare (History and Symbolism of The Harvest Festival), Julie (Textiles and Upcycling), Neil (Green Woodwork), Stella (Home Medical Kits), Stu and Ryan (Foraging Wild Food).

Lunchtime music from Garin James.
Hydro power tour.

3pm session
Annie (Autumnal Kimchi), John (Green Architecture), Clare (Harvest Crafts with Kids), Ryan (Cooking Foraged Food around the fire), Stella (Home Dental Work).

5pm Hydro power tour.

7pm Discussions
Joanna (Paleo Diets), Stella (Collective Labour), Ed (Smallholding).

Food, bar and music from The Bayston Hillbillies with support from Hell or High Water and TheFrank Gibbon.

Sunday

10am session
Autumn (Basic Herbalism), Katie (Seed Sovereignty), Julie (Textiles and Upcycling), Ed (Soil Building and Biochar), Blake (Solar Power and Batteries), Stu and Ryan (Foraging Wild food)

3pm session
Debbie (Wire Sculpture), Edwina (Cordage from Wild plants), Ryan (Wild Plant First Aid), Joanna (Effective Collaboration), Blake (Basic Low Voltage electrics inc Fusing, Wiring and Safety)

Bar, Dinner and Music from Rubberduck Disco

In addition there will be group activities to get involved in like Apple Pressing (bring your apples and a bottle) and Baking (we will be baking all the bread for the café on-site). It will be the impromptu sessions and the sharing of knowledge informally that really make it.

Music

In the corner of the cafe we will have the Green Dragon solar powered stage. Our Friday night band is Tacla bringing Gypsy Jazz for your dancing pleasure. On Saturday there is music at lunchtime from TheFrank Gibbon and in the evening we have The Bayston Hillbillies.

Catering

The Baker’s Arms Café will be serving food from Friday morning until Monday morning. The bar will have ales from Cader brewery, ciders, gin and whiskey coffees all at £3.50. Either buy a meal ticket covering Friday Eve til Sunday Eve (inc tea and coffee) or pay for meals and drinks in cash. This will be more of a café style than Radical Bakers. The kitchen will be centered around Ed’s Biochar Gasification stove and will be producing veggie/vegan soups, curries, Daals, veggie burgers, jacket potatoes and more. Full menu and Price list here. Please bring your own mugs, plates and cutlery. Washing up station with hot water from the Biochar stove provided. You can arrive from Thursday but there will be no catering til Friday morning.

If this one goes well, there may be a larger one next year. If you have any questions or want to offer a workshop or music, please contact us by email on hello@radicalbakers.org.

Buy tickets for our September Harvest Camp – Tickets on sale soon

Buy tickets here for our September Harvest Camp, Llanymawddwy SY20 9AJ. You will receive an email with full directions to the site a week before the event. Sorry no dogs. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. Under 5s are free but please mention you are bringing them. Full terms and conditions Here, please read them carefully. Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and click ‘view basket‘ to checkout securely through Paypal.

Tickets will appear here when put on sale.


harvest camp landscape

If you can’t make this one, our main gathering is in June in Shropshire. Full details on radicalbakers.org.