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.

Scroll down to find full articles on our past workshops or check the event pages for details of this year’s confirmed activities. Summer Gathering, Harvest Camp.

Camp market

market stalls in the baker's arms

Bring your crafts, Tat, produce, preserves and starters to swap and sell in our camp market during lunchtime on Saturday and Sunday. We will have a limited amount of tables or you are welcome to fly pitch (put a blanket down). The things you…

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 7pm, cake in the afternoon and a Wood-fired Pizza for the Sunday evening meal. You…

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…

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…

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…