Learn and Share Practical Skills

Dates for 2020 are 11-14th June.

Radical Bakers Gathering is a relaxed and friendly weekend camping event with a chance to learn and share practical skills. Focused discussions and hands-on workshops during the day leading into quality live music and dancing on the Green Dragon Solar Stage in the evenings. We offer fully catered tickets from our amazing caterer and our pop-up pub is The Baker’s Arms selling local ales, cider and craft gin. Our beautiful site is at Crabapple Community, one of the oldest housing co-ops in the country. Book your place here.

We also run a smaller Harvest Camp in a beautiful valley in Wales. 27-29th September 2019. More details and tickets available Here.

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

Basic practical skills

We are a sustainable living gathering with a full programme of practical workshops. Get involved in fun group activities and join our temporary community. Full details of all the 2019 workshops below.

Our focus is on food and sustainability: Brewing with Scott from the Rewild Project, Cooking foraged wild food, Cold smoking, Mushroom Growing, Seed Saving, Natural Beekeeping, Wild meat and Community Agriculture.

In the fermenting area: Annie making Sauerkraut and Kimchi. Making yoghurt with Dynamic fermentation.

three women discussing planting a forest garden surrounded by green plants at Crabapple Community

The Bakery

The Bakery has a prep area with catering surfaces, organic flours, grains, grain mills, proving cupboard, 4 different ovens and a dedicated team. It is open all weekend for baking sessions. These include the Team Bake-Off, Bulk baking with Andy’s Bread, several Sourdough Baking sessions with one for beginners, Gluten-free bread, Making cakes, Healthy cakes, Young bakers and Milling grains.

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

Textiles and Crafts

In our beautiful, creative Textiles Tent: Up-cycling textiles with Julie; Spinning, Dyeing and Textile sovereignty with Stella; Knitting with Cat, Crochet with Audrey and Textile arts with Bev Alder. Under our crafts awnings: Green woodworking, Willow crafts and Raku pottery. Ed Revill brings his charcoal oven, makes simple no-knead sourdough and talks about Soil building, Biochar and Smallholding.

two people engrossed in making raku pottery with lots of finished pots ready to glaze

A full programme

Radical Bakers has a full programme of practical workshops in nice canvas spaces, 2019 workshops included: Orchards and forestry, Crafts businesses, Basic auto mechanics, Thermo-electrics, Solar power and batteries, Green Architecture. Herbalism at Radical Bakers includes: Ointments and salves and Colds and flu with Iain Stewart and a herb walk.

lots of empty plates after the team bake-off along with a sign announcing the radical bakers team bake-off winners 2018

For children we have organised activities with Precious Days, Kids crafts with Idle Beaver and a Kid’s baking session. Other activities include a tour of Crabapple Community and a morning choir. More to come. Click the links for a detailed article on each workshop.

Radical Bakers Gathering
Crabapple Community
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6HA
11-14th of June 2020.
Buy tickets on our Tickets Page
Contact us by email: hello@radicalbakers.org.

Quality Live Music at Radical Bakers

The Green Dragon Stage is host to a great dance band and DJ each evening. In 2019 our Saturday night band were The Undercover Hippy. For your Friday night dancing we had The Bedrock Bullets. Our resident DJs are Rubberduck Disco.

The Undercover Hippy and his band, they are good looking and well dressed

Solar powered and Sustainable

The whole event is totally solar powered: 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 (Treebogs!) by Biologic Design Ltd.

stellas popular dyeing workshop radical bakers 2018

The ticket price includes all the workshops and entertainment, booking fees, camping and parking from Thursday to Monday. There are no hidden costs. 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.

a field full of people eating and talking with nice canvas marquees and colourful clothes

Practical skills for sustainable living

Radical Bakers is a small, friendly gathering 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. Our goal is to live more sustainably. There are a total of 150 Adult places. Book now as we sell out early.