Past and Present workshops

An archive of some of the activities at our gatherings. It doesn’t count the impromptu skill shares and conversations and chance meetings that really make it worthwhile (or the ones without articles written yet…). Radical Bakers Gatherings have full days of workshops in nice canvas spaces. Our focus is on self-reliance and sustainability.

Click the links or scroll down for a full article. Check the event pages for details of this year’s confirmed workshops.

Radical Bakers Gathering, Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
12-14th June 2020.

More details, confirmed workshops and tickets HERE.

Radical Bakers Harvest Camp, Cerddin Farm, Llanymawddwy, Gwynedd, Wales
11-13th September 2020.

More details, confirmed workshops and tickets HERE.

Baker’s Arms Cafe

There is a fully catered tickets option for Radical Bakers. The meal deal is six meals from Friday evening until Sunday lunch, plus all day tea and coffee until 8pm and a Wood-fired Pizza on Sunday evening. You can also buy meals in cash…

Bat Identification with Kath

Was that a bat…? Everything you should know about those little flying animals. An introductory workshop on common UK bats, their habitats, lifecycles and interaction with people. Topics include identifying UK bats you might see, flight patterns, echolocation principles and bat detectors, roosts and…

Solar Cooking with SLICK

Using the sun to cook is simple, when you know how. Sunlight hitting a dark surface will heat it. If this heat is trapped in a ‘greenhouse’ the dark surface will keep getting hotter. Solar Cookers collect sunlight with reflectors shining maximum power onto…

Herbal first aid and Wild food foraging and cooking

We are Ryan, Cathryn & Savannah, a family of gatherers. We are passionate about re-discovering the skills of our ancestors and passing on this knowledge. We have been gathering seeds this year to start growing a herbal medicine garden as well as planting and…

Paper Weaving with Sara from Smptree

Paperweaving, creating useful containers from waste printed matter, the more ethical the printed matter the better the weave. Paperweaving is for all ages, it does require a degree of accuracy, lighter paper is better than heavy paper, china clay finish (weekend colour supplements) is…

Team Bake-off and Baking area

Gather your wits for the Team Bake-off. The limit is your imagination, the rules fluid, the judging kind. The weekend starts with a Friday evening baking session introducing you to the baking area. Bake-off teams can be formed of any reasonable number. You can…

Natural Bee Keeping with BfD

Monica from BfD gives a talk/demonstration of Natural Beekeeping and leading a Bee walk in the grounds of Berrington Hall. She brings equipment but no bees to illustrate her talk and demonstration, and some honeys for tasting. This workshop is for people who know…

Low Impact Architecture

John will be talking about Low impact design and Passivhaus building. He will also be talking about Machynlleth’s reaction to Climate emergency. He is creating an online tool for collaboration and organisation around making actual change. John Williamson has designed & built Low Impact…

Textiles with Julie Henderson

julie talking to people in the textiles tent

The Textiles tent is a calm yet busy space inside a lovely, white canvas marquee. Julie will be providing support, advice and sewing skills to upcycle textiles and fabric throughout Radical Bakers, concentrating on what you need for low impact living. Come along to…

Bulk Baking with Andy’s Bread

Andy ran bulk baking sessions in 2019 to bake the bread for the café each morning. Andy’s Bread is a small artisan bakery based in Llanidloes, Powys. Their range includes slowly fermented rye and wheat sourdough breads, traditional tin loaves and viennoiserie products. Andy…