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When: November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Elemental Collective, 7237 Ella Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0R8, Canada

Back to Nature Let’s get back to the nature! Join me for a two part workshop as we return to our roots, understand what nature can offer when in a crisis or just having fun when[…]

November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Elemental Collective
7237 Ella Rd
Sooke, BC V9Z 0R8
Chef Tom Kral

Back to Nature

Let’s get back to the nature! Join me for a two part workshop as we return to our roots, understand what nature can offer when in a crisis or just having fun when your out on your next camp trip. If you are a nature lover human being and like to eat nourishing foods than this workshop is for you.

Part 1 – Surthrival Plants 

Relax, no need to panic because you have taken this workshop. Now you can go at ease to nature, and when things go wrong then you will be able to rise out of it and thrive!
In this workshop we’ll be covering useful plants to know out in the local eco-systems, from small seeds to big trees and more.

What we’ll cover;

  • fires starter materials
  • plants to make cordage
  • how to treat injuries with foraged plants 
  • identifying and using antibacterial organisms
  • exploring anti-inflammatory herbs
  • make nourishing wild teas, yum!
  • survival foods that can be found all year round
  • useful herbal remedies to have in the first aid kit
  • water treatment to make potable 

These workshops will demonstrate how to be confident when situations come up, you never know when things can turn, I think we all had close calls before. As well you’ll get other useful tips that can help make you feel at home in nature.

Part 2 – Cooking in Nature
Sunday, November 28th, 12-4pm *See calendar for more details.
Send e-trans to [email protected] use the word “wildfoods”. Let me know which workshop/workshops you would like to partake in.
To take part in one workshop $50
To take part in two workshops $90
*There will be tea and snack offered in the workshop. Bring water, tea, snacks or a meal if you feel you need more for our time. 


Elemental Collective 

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, we will start there. 

Covid 19

Our gathering is small and manageable, if you are experiencing any illness or been in contact with someone who is, please stay home. We request that all participants take responsibility for their own actions. We hope this brings some ease of mind and heart.

About your hosts:

Nature’s Chef, Tom Kral
Over 20 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 European 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.

Elemental Collective

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!