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When: November 28, 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 28, 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 2 – Cooking in Nature

Imagine yourself alone in the wild, with no oven to cook in, no stove to boil water, no fridge to keep your food from spoiling, what would you do… Relax everything you need is right there, all you need is the knowledge to know how to harness the powers of the elements.

Learn what it takes to become the Nature’s Chef in this workshop. This class will demonstrate how to set up a kitchen camp. Learn how to identify and handle hot rocks, what types of wood to cook with, how to make basic cooking tools, use foliage for keeping your food safe, and how to properly build your fire pit allowing you to cook with it. As well as many other tips that can help make you thrive in the wild.

What we’ll cover;

  • how to set up a kitchen camp
  • food safety in nature
  • how to source and cook with rocks
  • knowing your wood
  • how to make basic cooking tools like tong and spoon
  • storing your food
  • using plants to sterilize
  • how to properly build your fire pit allowing you to cook with it

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 1 – Surthrival Plants 
Sunday, November 21st, 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!