Harvest Camp

Cynhaeaf Harvest Camp 27th-29th September 2019

We are putting on a smaller Harvest Camp on a farm near Dinas Mawddwy, Wales. Expect a relaxed gathering with hands-on workshops and activities during the day and quality live music and a bar in the evenings. Our focus is on preserving and enjoying the Harvest and building our skills for self-reliance. Learn basic practical skills in friendly surroundings.

Gwersyll Cynhaeaf Radical Bakers 27-29 Medi 2019, ger Dinas Mawddwy. Digwyddiad gwersylla penwythnos gyda gweithdai ymarferol a chaffi yn ystod y dydd a cherddoriaeth fyw a thafarn gyda’r nos. Rydym yn canolbwyntio ar warchod a mwynhau’r Cynhaeaf a gwerthfawrogi ffrwythlondeb y Ddaear yn symud i’r Hydref.

radical bakers harvest camp poster

This is a smaller camp, on a wilder site, with more space for campervans and camping. Sorry no dogs. The field is in a beautiful valley about 15 miles from Machynlleth in Wales, near Dinas Mawddwy. We will be totally Solar Powered from the Green Dragon Outback solar generator and the farm that we are on is totally powered by Hydro, so there will be 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 will also be having our Camp Market each lunchtime, where you are welcome to sell your own hand-made or second-hand items.

ed revill stoking his biochar gasification stove

Workshops

Workshops are Saturday and Sunday in nice canvas tents and there will be an intro session on Friday night.

So far we have:
Ed Revill (Soil Building, smallholding and Biochar), Stella Berg (Home made medical kits, dental work), Annie Levy (Fermenting and Preserving), Julie Henderson (Textiles and Upcycling), John Williamson (Green Architecture), Ryan Knight-fox (first aid with wild plants, foraging and cooking over a fire), Stu Watson (Wild food foraging), Apple Pressing (bring your apples and a bottle), Baking (we will be baking all the bread for the café on-site), Neil Hopkins (Green Woodworking), Katie Hastings (Seed Sovereignty), Blake Sanders (Low voltage wiring and fusing, Batteries and Solar power). More to be announced over the next few weeks. It will be the impromptu sessions and the sharing of knowledge informally that really make it.

Music

In the corner of the cafe we will have the Green Dragon solar powered stage. Our Friday night band is Tacla bringing Gypsy Jazz for your dancing pleasure. More music announcements coming soon!

Catering

The Baker’s Arms Café will be serving food from Friday morning until Monday morning. As usual the bar will serve a range of reasonably priced local ales (Inc from Cwrw Cader brewery) and ciders. Either buy a meal ticket covering Friday Eve til Sunday Eve (inc tea and coffee) or pay for meals and drinks in cash. This will be more of a café style than Radical Bakers. The kitchen will be centered around Ed’s Biochar Gasification stove and will be producing veggie/vegan soups, curries, Daals, veggie burgers, jacket potatoes and more. Full menu and Price list here. 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 this one goes well, there may be a larger one next year. If you have any questions or want to offer a workshop or music, please contact us by email on hello@radicalbakers.org.

Buy tickets for our September Harvest Camp

Buy tickets here for our Harvest Camp 27-29th September 2019. There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. Under 5s are free but please mention you are bringing them. Full terms and conditions Here, please read them carefully. You will receive an email with directions to the site a week before the event. Click ‘add to basket’ once for each ticket required and click ‘view basket‘ to checkout.


harvest camp landscape

If you can’t make this one, our main gathering is in June in Shropshire. Full details on radicalbakers.org.