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.

[catlist name=workshops numberposts=50]

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.

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 demonstrates how to oak smoke food using a cold smoker. He also gives 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 Farm, cider making, perennial…

Practical Herbal Medicine with Iain Stewart – make ointments and salves

Ian ran a workshop entitled Practical Herbal Medicine at Radical Bakers Gathering 2018 and 2019. 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….

Film showing: In Our Hands

Food and farming is in crisis. In just over a decade we’ve lost more than 33,000 farms from our countryside, and alongside this, bad diet is now causing more health problems than smoking! The fundamental link between people, food and the very land we…

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,…

Julian Cowderoy – electricity from heat

A lot of the wood and coal we burn goes into waste heat. Why not take the heat and convert it into electricity? This can be done with thermoelectrics. Julian will be giving a talk on generating electricity from heat. He also makes quality…

Organic Heritage Flours and Milling

As part of the Radical Bakers Team Bake-off, we will be selecting heritage flours and grinding grains with a solar powered stone grain mill. There will be the option to mix this flour with a sourdough starter and there will be a choice of…

Traditional Skinning and Tanning with Scott Rewild

Scott first became interested in organic traditional tanning through the primitive skills movement in Sweden. He attended a DIY wilderness gathering skill share about 8 years ago. Staying on in Sweden and living with a small clan in the forest. He then went north…

Sunday Morning Choir

Charlotte lead us in a singing and laughter workshop in 2019. Whoever turns up, ‘non-singers’ very welcome. Charlotte teaches songs from all over the world.

Raku Pottery with Julian

Raku pottery is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. It is something we can make over the weekend and get startling results. On Friday Evening you can mold your own pots and on Sunday you can glaze those pots or use ones provided. The…