Confirmed workshops for 2019

Brewing, Wild food, Natural Beekeeping, Cold smoking, Wild meat and Community Agriculture. Mushroom Growing, Seed Saving, Orchards and forestry, Crafts businesses and willow growing, Basic auto mechanics, Thermo-electrics, Solar power and batteries, Green Architecture. Herbalism: Ointments and salves and Colds and flu.

Fermenting area: intro to Fermented food and drinks inc. Sauerkraut and Kombucha, Dynamic fermentation and Kimchi from waste vegetables.

The Bakery: Team Bake-Off, Bulk baking with Andy’s Bread, Sourdough Baking, Making cakes, Gluten-free, Healthy cakes, Young bakers and Milling grains.

Textiles Tent: Up-cycling textiles, Spinning, Dyeing and Textile sovereignty, Knitting, Crochet and Textile arts.

Crafts awnings: Green woodworking, Willow crafts and Raku pottery, Soil building, Biochar and Smallholding.

Other activities include a tour of Crabapple Community and a morning choir. More to come. Click the links or scroll down for more details.

Young Bakers

This is when the baking area is turned over to the Kids. Make bread, cakes or Pizza. Learn to bake in ovens. This is a guided baking session for parents and kids and we will be organising a Kid’s team for the Bake-Off. Families…

Seed Saving with Diane from Bristol Seed Swap

Diane says: “I am one of the organisers of Bristol Seed Swap and want to get as many people as possible reskilled in the saving of seeds. I grow on an allotment, and that presents a number of challenges in trying to keep varieties…

Green Woodworking with Mike Craig

Mike giving his green woodwork workshop to smiling people drining tea at radical bakers

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…

Wild Meat with Tannery Organic Traditional

Scott will ethically source animals that are either road kill, food system waste or from hunting waste. He will be bringing Grey Squirrels to RB2019. Squirrel meat is one of the safest, tastiest and healthiest meats out there. Scott will discuss what to watch…

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…

Solar power and batteries

Basic low voltage DC fusing, wiring and safety for beginners. Everyone needs lights in their kitchen. This is a basic talk with hands-on demonstrations aimed at people with no experience of solar power, batteries or LEDs. Learn to test batteries using meters and indicators…

Cold Smoking and Starting a Smallholding business

Andy will be demonstrating how to oak smoke food using a cold smoker. He will also be giving informal talks on how he set up a small permaculture business (Home Farm) covering greenwood crafts, wool production, growing and harvesting willow, sustainable energy at Home…

Fermented foods with Wild Pickle

Wild Pickle is excited to be offering workshops in fermenting vegetables and Kombucha at Radical Bakers. We are supplier of cultures and fermented foods with passion! Wild pickle aka Emma Cronin has been fermenting mad for several years and wants to spread the fermenting…

Practical Herbal Medicine with Iain Stewart – make ointments and salves

Ian will be running a workshop entitled Practical Herbal Medicine at Radical Bakers Gathering. Iain will guide you through how to make a number of herbal remedies including a syrup, an ointment, a salve and a tincture. You take home everything you make. The…

Spinning and Dyeing with Stella Berg

Stella Berg, herbalist and textile maker, has been spinning and dyeing yarns and making textiles for fifty years. She will talk about wild collection, cultivation and preparation of dye plants and the basics of how dyeing is done with British yarns (nettles, hemp, linen,…