Radical Bakers Harvest Camp

16-19th September 2021 at Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury.

Buy tickets here for our 2021 Harvest Camp. Directions to the site and answers to frequent questions on our Info page. Sorry no dogs. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. Full terms and conditions Here, please read them before buying tickets. Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and click ‘view basket‘ to checkout securely through Paypal.

This year (2021 only) we will be holding Radical Bakers Harvest Camp at Crabapple Community. It will have the same focus on enjoying and preserving the Harvest while building our resilience and self-reliance. We will be limiting numbers to 100 so that people can socially distance if they want to. Our Harvest Camp will be back at Cerddin Farm in 2022 in a new location. If you have any questions not covered on our Info page, please contact us by email: hello@radicalbakers.org.


Skills for self-reliance

As well as our Summer Gathering, we have an Autumn Harvest Camp in the Snowdonia national park. Our beautiful site is at Cerddin Farm in Llanymawddwy near Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd, Wales. (IGNORE FOR 2021) It is a hardy and free-thinking camping weekend with hands-on workshops and activities during the day and a bar with quality live music in the evenings. Our focus is on preserving and enjoying the Harvest and building our skills for self-reliance.

Yn ogystal â’n prif ymgynnull ym mis Mehefin, mae gennym Wersyll Cynhaeaf ar fferm yn Llanymawddwy ger Dinas Mawddwy, Cymru. Rydym yn benwythnos gwersylla cyfeillgar a meddwl rhydd gyda gweithdai a gweithgareddau ymarferol yn ystod y dydd a bar gyda cherddoriaeth fyw o safon gyda’r nos. Rydym yn canolbwyntio ar warchod a mwynhau’r Cynhaeaf ac adeiladu ein sgiliau ar gyfer hunanddibyniaeth. Dysgu sgiliau ymarferol sylfaenol mewn amgylchedd hamddenol.

Our Harvest Camp is in a beautiful, secluded valley in the Snowdonia National Park with flat space for camping and hard standing for campervans. We are totally Solar Powered from the Green Dragon Outback solar generator and the farm that we are on is powered by Hydro, so there is the opportunity to have a look at a serious bit of renewable power engineering. As usual we will be baking all the bread for the cafe 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.

Autumn's herbalism workshop at Harvest Camp 19

Workshops

Workshops are Saturday and Sunday in nice canvas tents and there is an intro session, music and food on Friday night. You can read about the sort of thing we have at our gatherings on our Workshops Archive page.

wild food foraging with ryan at harvest camp 19

Radical Bakers Harvest Camp 2019 Timetable

Friday
7pm intro session
All workshop providers
Food, Bar and Gypsy Jazz from Tacla.
Saturday
10am session
Annie (Creative Krauting), Clare (History and Symbolism of The Harvest Festival), Julie (Textiles and Upcycling), Neil (Green Woodwork), Stella (Home Medical Kits), Stu and Ryan (Foraging Wild Food).
Lunchtime music from TheFrank Gibbon.
3pm session
Annie (Autumnal Kimchi), John (Green Architecture), Clare (Harvest Crafts with Kids), Ryan (Cooking Foraged Food around the fire), Stella (Home Dental Work).
5pm Hydro power tour.
7pm Discussions
Stella (Collective Labour), Ed (Smallholding).
Food, bar and music from The Bayston Hillbillies.
Sunday
10am session
Autumn (Basic Herbalism), Katie (Seed Sovereignty), Julie (Textiles and Upcycling), Ed (Soil Building and Biochar), Blake (Solar Power and Batteries), Stu and Ryan (Foraging Wild food)
2pm session
Edwina (Cordage from Wild plants), Ryan (Wild Plant First Aid), Joanna (Effective Collaboration), Blake (Basic Low Voltage electrics inc Fusing, Wiring and Safety)
Bar, Dinner and Music.

Bayston Hillbillies at Harvest Camp 19

Music

In the corner of the café is the Green Dragon solar powered stage.

In 2019 our Friday night band was Tacla playing Gypsy Jazz for your dancing pleasure. There was music at lunchtimes from TheFrank Gibbon and our Saturday night headliners were The Bayston Hillbillies.

Catering

The Baker’s Arms Café serves food from Friday morning until Monday morning. The bar has ales from Cader brewery, ciders, gin and whiskey coffees all at £4. Either buy a meal ticket covering Friday Eve til Sunday Eve (inc tea and coffee) or pay for meals and drinks in cash. The kitchen is centered around Ed’s Biochar Gasification stove and will be producing veggie/vegan soups, curries, Daals, veggie burgers, jacket potatoes and more. Please bring your own mugs, plates and cutlery. Washing up station with hot water from the Biochar stove provided. You can arrive from Thursday but there will be no catering til Friday morning.

julie teaching sowing machine repair at harvest camp 19

If you have any questions or want to offer a workshop or music, please contact us by email on hello@radicalbakers.org.

If you can’t make this one, our Summer Gathering is in Shropshire. Full details Here.