Radical Bakers Harvest Camp

Thursday 7 Sept 2023 until Sunday 10 Sept 2023, Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Radical Bakers Harvest Camp is a hardy and free-thinking camping weekend with a purpose of building our resilience and self-reliance. Days of hands-on workshops with Live Music and a Real Ale and Cider bar each evening. We offer fully catered tickets and you are welcome to camp from Thursday to Monday. We have clean, working composting toilets, clean drinking water, a hot shower (!!) and loads of space for tents and campervans in a beautiful location. We are totally Solar Powered by the Green Dragon Solar Generator.

Workshops at Harvest Camp

Watch this space for confirmed workshops 2023. Below are some of the workshops in 2022.

Marquee and Tent Repair with Julie Henderson. Julie will also be running a sewing machine maintenance session, bring your own if it needs attention.

Make a festival top with Sally Redman-Davies. Come to the textiles tent on Friday evening to plan and cut out your project.

Methane and Hydrogen production with gas digestion, biochar inoculation and community energy projects with Stu Watson

Orchard Management and Harvesting Fruit with Orchard Daughters – Merched Y Berllan. Orchards beyond fruit: harvesting & storing yield, winter repairs & creating new beginnings.

Wildlife Walks – Marvellous Mammals and an early morning session on Bird Language with Sam from Scruff Stuff.

Fermenting with Annie Levy

Foraging Walks around the grounds of Berrington Hall with Eleri from Healing Earth Remedies.

Tree and Plant Herbal First-Aid with Ryan Knight-Fox. Ryan will also be sharpening tools.

Basic Hydroponics with Andy Alder from Home Farm. DIY Hydroponics using readily available materials that are often found for free. We will look at different types of set up, including: Bottle Hydroponics, Floating rafts, Wicking beds, Nutrient Film Techniques and Flood and Drain. We will construct a simple system using scrap materials and discuss the techniques for use at home. We will look at rain water harvesting and producing comfrey tea as a plant nutrient for the system.

Personal Resilience with Christine Conroy.

Home Education with Leanna

Sara SMPTree – Recycled Paper Baskets

Zine Production with Lucy and Annie. Liberating shared knowledge – a zine workshop that has all the ingredients (probably!) needed to foster the personal and collective healing and learning that pushes social change. Join Annie and Lucy and the group for a hands-on chatting and crafting session with guided discussion, top scissoring tips, and materials for every free-range imagination. We’ll start a conversation with food at the centre and travel with it as we create zines. No previous zine making experience or art skills needed!

Profanity Embroidery with Lisa Moomin.

Spinning and Dyeing with local plants – Stella Berg.

Reclaiming Lithium Cells with Blake from Green Dragon, reclaiming 18650 lithium cells and building 5V USB Powerbanks. Bring your old laptop batteries or devices such as power tool batteries to see if any of the cells can be reclaimed. There is so much misinformation on this topic, find out the right way to build battery packs. How to handle, store and test 18650 lithium cells using the right equipment and materials. We will be using a Kweld mini spot welder and also building a few 12v series battery packs with BMS.

Jo Blackman – Tour of the walled gardens and vegetable plots at Crabapple Community.

A timetable of our 2022 event is available to download here.

We will be baking all the bread for the Baker’s Arms Café on-site and you can get involved in the baking sessions. We have our Camp Market each lunchtime, where you are welcome to sell your own hand-made or second-hand items. Our Kids Crew will provide nature-based Kid’s activities. There is always lots to do along with a couple of quality bands. Take a look at the sort of things we have in our Workshop archives.

Live Music

We are proud to host the Green Dragon Solar Stage with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Our stage uses quality modern equipment, experienced sound technicians and is powered from the Sun.

Watch this space for confirmed acts for Harvest Camp 2023…

Bayston Hillbillies

Take a look at past bands in our Music Archives.

Catering

The Baker’s Arms Café serves food from Thursday evening until Monday morning. The Meal Ticket is either seven meals from Friday evening until Sunday evening or 10 meals from Thursday evening until Sunday evening. These include tea and coffee from 8am to 6pm, cake in the afternoon and a Wood-fired Pizza for the Sunday evening meal. You can also pay for meals and drinks in cash or by card. More details of the fully catered option Here.

Please bring your own drinking vessels such as pint pots and teacups, bowls, plates and cutlery. We do not provide any of these. There is a washing up station with hot water. The bar has several local real ales and ciders, wine and craft Gin.


Buy tickets for Radical Bakers Harvest Camp 2023.

Radical Bakers Harvest Camp, 7-10th September 2023 Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Pay securely with credit or debit cards through Paypal, you do not need an account. Ticket prices include booking fees, car parking, camping and access to all the workshops and entertainment. Contact us by email: hello@radicalbakers.org if you have any questions not covered on our Info page. Unfortunately, we can’t ensure that everyone will be a responsible dog owner and so we can’t have dogs at our events. Please read the Terms and Conditions, Covid Response & Safer Spaces policies before buying tickets and be sure you can agree to them.

There are only 75 adult places in 2023, with the first 20 being early birds. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. After you have bought tickets you will receive a confirmation email from hello@radicalbakers.org – if you do not receive this email, check your spam folder and then email us. Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and then click ‘view basket‘ to checkout.

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