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When: October 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Elemental Collective, 7237 Ella Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0R8, Canada

  Mushroom Madness Workshop Our annual Mushroom Madness Workshop A day to explore the wonderful variety of fungi on the Wild West Coast! Autumn is upon us and with it comes the meaty, medicinal, mystical[…]

October 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Elemental Collective
7237 Ella Rd
Sooke, BC V9Z 0R8
Chef Tom Kral


Mushroom Madness Workshop

Our annual Mushroom Madness Workshop
A day to explore the wonderful variety of fungi on the Wild West Coast!

Autumn is upon us and with it comes the meaty, medicinal, mystical and maddening mushrooms. The allure of the mushroom in our Southern Vancouver Island rain forest climes captivates our deepest animal impulses. When on the hunt, the crazed ‘mushroom eyes’ kick in—the body becomes enveloped by an extra-sensory perception of sorts. Perhaps it is an invisible whiff of a cloud of spores on the air that alerts us to our moss-concealed cousins of the Fungi Kingdom. Whatever one may call it, this ‘mushroom craze’ may be felt as a benign form of madness.

Join 3 Fun Guys, Dante from Elemental Collective, Tom aka Nature’s Chef and Fun-gi Steve for a day of ‘mushroom fever’. We will be combining our knowledge and skills in identifying, gathering, growing and eating our kin in the mushroom kingdom.

Learn the best local edible varieties, medicinal conks, growing and cooking techniques and even how to dye clothing or keep a fire burning! These gifts from nature support our immune system and allow us to connect with the earth, understand how you extract their potent powers. To the addition of our workshop there will be some fungi delectables including mushroom ale, tea and delicious dishes served up to satisfy your mushroom hunger and thirst.

Registration is required and space is limited.

An exchange of $60 will give you access to this magical experience.

To reserve your seat, please click on ticket link to checkout with Eventbrite.

Also don’t forget to join our Facebook event too! Click here

Regarding the Covid awareness, we are implementing extra steps in keeping things sanitary. Our gathering is small and manageable, taking place in the outdoors giving us ample space in between each other. If you at all feel ill or have been in contact with someone that is ill we recommend that you stay at home. We hope this brings some ease of mind and heart.

About your Host;

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. Honoring 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 purchase 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.