Radical Bakers 2018 report

Radical bakers 2018 wasn’t very radical, unless you count learning how to do things for yourself as radical… There were a range of practical skill based workshops. We had sourdough, baking, brewing, fermenting, infusions, ointments, cold remedies, textiles, woodworking, mushrooms, foraging, a team bake-off…

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 session introducing you to the baking area. Bake-off teams are formed from people interested in the different…

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 and Sally 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…

Home Brewing with Scott Rewild

wild cafty brewing scott and son

Brewing is one of the oldest crafts known to humans. The age-honoured hobby of making wines and beers from fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, honey or herbs. Home Brewing has never been easier. Learn to make drinks with pure and high quality ingredients. You can…

Soil Building and Biochar with Ed Revill

ed revill giving his talk on biochar and soil carbon to an audience of 30 people in a field

We are increasing food production, whilst expecting ever cheaper food. Intensive farming is causing alarming rates of soil erosion and climate change. Ed Revill’s workshop on Biochar and soil building aims to understand and explore a path back to living within the Earth’s capacity…

Willow-be-Hooked

Willow Be-Hooked help you make your own willow creation – something for your home or garden or a present for a friend. Make anything from a Lantern or obelisk to a dream catcher or bird-feeder. The workshops are suitable for all ages and they…

Colds and Flu Remedies with Iain Stewart

For anyone who wants to become more confident in treating either themselves or their children through common illnesses … before going to see the doctor. This workshop will provide tried and tested, easy and practical ways to manage coughs, colds and fevers, with lots…

Green Woodworking with Mike Craig

Mike Craig will be giving us a general introduction to the basic skills used in green woodwork. He will encourage you to see the woodland ecology through a woodsmith’s eyes. Tree selection and sustainable timber use will be discussed as will the connections between…

Foraging walks at Crabapple with Stu

Our resident forager Stu will be leading wild food foraging walks around the grounds of Berrington hall and also demonstrating his anaerobic gas digester. Crabapple Community have a beautifully bio-diverse site with mature trees all round. They are one of the oldest housing cooperatives…

Growing Mushrooms with Nicki

Gourmet mushrooms are tasty and highly nutritious but expensive to buy. Food miles and low carbon food production are increasingly important. Mushroom growing can be part of a solution to these problems that most of us can easily take up at home. This workshop…