Learn and Share Practical Skills

Radical Bakers Gatherings are friendly weekend camping events that give you a chance to learn and share practical skills. Focused discussions and hands-on workshops during the day lead into quality music and dancing on the Green Dragon Solar Stage in the evenings. Our Summer Gathering is at Crabapple Community near Shrewsbury, one of the oldest housing co-ops in the country.

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People enjoying practical workshops in small marquees in a beautiful field.

Basic practical skills

Our gatherings are focused on learning basic skills with full days of practical workshops. Join our temporary community and get involved in fun group activities. Sell your hand-made or second-hand stuff in our Camp Market. Full details of past workshops on our workshops page. Check the event pages for details of confirmed workshops and entertainment for this year.

Radical Bakers Summer Gathering, Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
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Radical Bakers Harvest Camp, Cerddin farm, Gwynedd, Wales. (at Crabapple in 2021)
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three women discussing planting a forest garden surrounded by green plants at Crabapple Community

Radical Bakers is Solar powered

Our events are totally solar powered, this includes the stage and workshop spaces as well as the kitchen appliances and site lighting. We are committed to recycling everything we can. There are clean, working composting toilets designed by Jay Abrahams.

stellas popular dyeing workshop radical bakers 2018

The Bakery

The Bakery has a prep area with catering surfaces, organic flours, proving cupboard, gas-fired and wood-fired ovens and a dedicated team. We will be baking the bread for the café and making Sweet Treats for afternoon tea.

People baking in a marquee on catering surfaces at radical bakers 2018

Textiles and Crafts

In our beautiful, creative Textiles Tent we have things like: Up-cycling textiles with Julie Henderson and Spinning, Dyeing and Textile sovereignty with Stella Berg. Under our crafts awnings: Green woodworking with Mike and Neil, Willow crafts with Ann and Raku pottery with Julian. Ed Revill brings his charcoal oven, makes simple no-knead sourdough and talks about Soil building, Biochar and Smallholding. Please check the list of confirmed workshops for this year.

smiling caterers serving healthy tasty food to people from a nice canvas marquee at radical bakers

Practical skills for sustainable living

The ticket price includes all the workshops and entertainment, booking fees, camping and parking from Thursday to Monday. There are no hidden costs. We offer fully catered tickets and our pop-up pub is The Baker’s Arms selling local ales, cider and craft gin. If you have any questions not covered on our Info Page, or want to offer a workshop or skill-share, please email us on hello@radicalbakers.org. Check out all the pics from previous years events on our Facebook Page, or join our Mailing List for a monthly newsletter.

Radical Bakers Gatherings are small, friendly weekends with a focus on learning and sharing skills. We believe in personal responsibility and empowerment. We want people to take away skills and information that they can use to improve their lives, and the lives of those around them. We have hope for the future and our goal is to live in a more sustainable way.

Some nice feedback from our Summer Gathering 2021

Hi, I just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for hosting radical bakers. My family had an amazing time and for me it was great that someone else catered healthy amazing tasty food for us! I’ve come away inspired and energised to get on with projects and believe anything is possible now with a little research. It was so good to meet people with a similar out look on life and listen to their stories and what they have achieved. Thank you to everyone who worked in the kitchens, behind the scenes organising everything and running the workshops as well as my fellow campers for being good people to spend a summer weekend with!

Hello All, thank you, once again, for a really good festival. This one seemed especially needed and joyful. It brought a great deal of much needed energy to my soul and hope going forward. Please extend all my thanks to everyone who made it so special.