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Save the Shire

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Taking a stand and restoring the Land for our past, present and future generations.

Greetings and welcome to the Elemental Collective Newsletter! We are a small but dedicated group of educators, facilitators, chefs, creatives, mothers and fathers, and so much more. In these challenging times, we have come together to offer something special. To get here, that is, where we are at this moment, we have had to reinvent ourselves many times. Living in ‘interesting times’ can be both a blessing and a curse.  But no one gets very far with a curse falling on their heads, or filling their hearts. And in point of fact, we have been showered with many blessings. These blessings come from one place: our Creator. We steadfastly believe that without acknowledging Creator and this Divine Creation we find ourselves in the midst of, we are more prey to the forces of confusion, division, and the chaos that are enveloping the world; in a word, no one wants to be cursed. Being blessed on the other hand, requires the acknowledgement and responsibility that we have been given this gift of life, an understanding of our current conditions and a splash of wisdom to carry forth the torch of renewal into uncertain territory. We have taken up this challenge with love and as if our lives and the lives of our children are at stake, because in a very real sense, they are. What proceeds in this presentation is a visionary and grounded exploration of what we have been doing over the past several years as well as what we intend to accomplish in the years to come. As we forge ahead we have come to the solid recognition that we cannot do this without you. We never intended to do this alone. Raising a barn or building an ark, requires a highly coordinated group effort. And now that we’ve got your attention, please sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

The Heart of the Shire
Nootka Rose
Bee pollinating the lupines at the Shire.
Fruits of the land and labour
This healthy Garry Oak was nearly dead when we planted it a year ago and is going to be the thriving elder in our Garry Oak meadow!
Cascadian Sunset
The Microcosmos often goes unseen beyond the ordinary gaze of onlookers. Slow down and look closer!