Past and Present workshops

An archive of some of the activities at our gatherings. It doesn’t count the impromptu skill shares, 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 to find a full article or check the event pages for details of this year’s confirmed activities.

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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 and tickets HERE.

Baker’s Arms Cafe

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

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…

Nutrition with Isy Morgenmuffel

Isy cooking nutrition

One of the keynote talks in 2018 was on Nutrition. Isy will be demystifying nutritional science (e.g. fats, digestion, blood sugar), and giving ideas for developing a healthy relationship with food. A chance to ask questions and discuss practical solutions for improving how we…

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 and herbs. Home Brewing has never been easier. You can choose to not add unnecessary sugars, preservatives and other chemicals….

Soil Building and Biochar with Ed Revill

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 help you make your own willow creation – something for your home or garden or a present for a friend. Its a beautiful mellow space for meeting and crafting. Willow-be-Hooked will be making the wicker part of some Bannetons for baking sourdough…