I have been holding off from making this decision until things became clearer. It is obvious now that it will not be possible to hold our June Gathering. Although some people are keen, I have a duty of care that cannot be waivered. I have offered our paid crew and workshop providers an advance on the money they would have been getting in June, if they are in financial need.
Our September Harvest Camp is being moved to Crabapple. This will be our main event this year with scheduled workshops and entertainment to be announced. There will be the usual areas including the Bakery (with flour…), workshop spaces, crafts and woodworking, the Green Dragon stage, bar and café. Tickets on sale here.
All June ticket holders should have received an email with further details on 01/05/2020. If you haven’t received this, please check your Spam folder and then email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Radical Bakers Harvest Camp
11-13th September 2020
Crabapple Community, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Tickets available below.
As well as our main gathering in June, we have a September Harvest Camp in the Snowdonia national park. Our beautiful site is at Cerddin Farm in Llanymawddwy near Dinas Mawddwy, Wales. 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. This gathering is for Adult learning, there is no provision for Children’s activities although older ones are welcome to the workshops. 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.
Harvest Camp is in a beautiful, secluded valley in the Snowdonia National Park with lots of flat space for camping and lots of 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.
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.
Radical Bakers Harvest Camp 2019 Timetable
7pm intro session
All workshop providers
Food, Bar and Gypsy Jazz from Tacla.
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.
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.
Stella (Collective Labour), Ed (Smallholding).
Food, bar and music from The Bayston Hillbillies.
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)
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions or want to offer a workshop or music, please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy tickets here for our Harvest Camp, 11-13th September at Crabapple Community, Shropshire. Full directions to the site on our Info page. Sorry no dogs. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. Full terms and conditions Here. Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and click ‘view basket‘ to checkout securely through Paypal.
If you can’t make this one, our main gathering is June in Shropshire. Full details on radicalbakers.org/june-gathering.