Wildcrafted Gifts Workshop Series – Sunday’s 12-4pm Nov.27 Ales for what Ales Ya Dec.4 Food Chi Fermentation Dec.11 Herbal Smokes & Teas After the harvest time, we settle in the warmth of our dens to enjoy[…]
7237 Ella Rd. Sooke
Dec.4 Food Chi Fermentation
Dec.11 Herbal Smokes & Teas
Sunday, November 27th. 12-4pm
Winter is a time for rest, slow internal rhythms and a nice dark stout or spiced ale that goes well with the darkness of the days. In this workshop we will explore the world of culture’s and foraged ingredients that were once traditionally used.
* Kid friendly ferments
* Honey based elixirs
* Medicinal mushroom ale
* Wild wines
* Wild yeast fermentation
* Traditional ales
* Foraged ingredients
Sunday December 4, 12-4pm
- Bringing Culture and Nature together: Cultivating Biophilia
- Increasing the diversity of micro flora in our guts and bodies as a way to health
- Cultivating beneficial microbes like lactobacillus for multiple health benefits
- To preserve food and consume less energy, by boiling, cooking, refrigerating less
- Self-Empowerment, creating our own food culture and diversity vs. corporate monocultures
- Radical experimentation with Wild Lifeforms and Creative Culturing
- Epicurean Delights! Fermented foods and beverages are just plain delicious:
Sunday December 11, 12-4pm
* Foraged wild herbs for smoke and tea
* Smoke blends to heal the lungs
* Understanding the benefits of what herbs offer
* How and when to harvest herbs
* What you can smoke in your kitchen
* Crafting a pipe from nature
7237/7239 Ella Rd. Sooke.
5th driveway down Ella road on the left you will see white sign says Elemental Collective, drive down long driveway along blackberry bushes, parking is available. If there is not enough parking you can park along Ella road. Also there is a public bus stop only 5min walk away. When arriving come along to the back space on your right, we will have covered space.
About your hosts:
Nature’s Chef, Tom Kral
Over 25 years of professional cooking experience and a bloodline of cooks has evolved Tom Kral into Nature’s Chef. From a child growing up in a Czech deli and spending time at the family cottage, camping and foraging played a important role of his life that developed a deep connection with nature. Following his passion for cooking it led him down a path of being trained by some of the worlds best chefs, then to owner of a renowned restaurant and catering business in Toronto, ON. After a chef burn out and a awakening he finally came to settle in supernatural BC because of the irresistible call for the wild. His passion for putting medicine back into our food quickly grew into a whole new genre of dining experience, which he delivers to others through edutainment.
Dante has been on the rewilding path since tasting the first gulp of real air in the countryside as a child. He has followed the wild calling westward for the last 25 years, dwelling in nature, downloading messages directly from the source. After a period of over ten years, he decided it was time to bring his learning directly to the people: Elemental medicine, plant and animal knowledge, spirit guides and soul philosophy communicated to him are now shared lessons & teachings for everyone who has the ears to hear and the heart to receive.
Kaitlyn Irene (special guest!)
Kaitlyn grew up on the wild west coast of this beautiful Island. From her earliest memories of making fermented berry soup and dandelion salad as a child, a deep love and respect for the earth and local flora has been intertwined with her growth and development. Now a mother herself, Kaitlyn is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences with others as a means of inspiring the next generation to care for the earth, and to be nurtured by its beauty and abundance.
The Elemental Collective seeks to create a harmonious culture of humans living in attunement with the natural community of plants, animals and elemental powers. Through offering nature education workshops, retreats & culinary events, art, healing, ceremony and celebratory events we strive to inspire further generations of land stewards and community co-operatives by sharing the knowledge needed to sustain and thrive as human beings. Honouring all life forces & fostering a deeper commitment with the Earth, we attend to the interwoven threads of personal, community and bioregional relationships. By forming a Co-operative we are bringing together the diverse gifts, knowledge and experience of our team, the Elemental Guardians, to acquire the land we are living on, in order to bring a much needed alternative project of ‘doing business differently’ than most of the current models that are in crisis. It is a visionary task, and there are countless challenges to surmount, but the steadfast hearts of our fellowship are up for the adventure!
We endeavour to honour the land and its people by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to the land. We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Let’s gather and celebrate the richness of this human experience together!