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Curriculum

In 2020 we will be launching our Elemental Collective Wild Calendar, featuring our Guardians in their primary element. Our calendar will be launched in the Spring, honouring the Natural cycles and rhythms of time at the start of the Vernal Equinox. Here are a few teaser shots from our photo shoots, the Wild Archetypes.

Images captured by one of our brilliant photographers, Belinda White, Apple Star Photo (Facebook Page)

Winter/Spring Curriculum

Here is a sneak peek of our upcoming Winter/Spring Curriculum being offered by some of our Guardians. Our offerings take effect January 6th.

Elemental Academy Calendar~Curriculum 20/20

Season:  Winter/Spring (January – March)

Direction: North/East

Elemental:  Earth/Air

Materials: Wood, Stone, Bone, Dirt, Flesh, Plants, Breath

Missions:  Land Restoration, Hunting/Gathering, Growing, Crafting, Adventuring, Stillness, Story Crafting, Musical Expression

Virtues:  Team Work, Accomplishment, Peace, Connection, Skill Sets, Freedom, Flow, Dance

Bear Cubs, Ages 5-12 (Monday & Friday) 

$25 Drop-in, $5 goes to Save the Shire Fund

10 x Punchcard $225, @$25 savings, and $50 to Shire

Daily Practices of the Wild:

Guardian Mission and Tuning in Exercise, Art/Journaling/Work Book, and both a Seasonal and Yearly Guardian Badge

Wolf Pack, Ages 13-99

Sundays, 12-6, January 19th – March 8th

On the Archery Range

Re-discovering and practicing the Art and Craft of the Human Animal, hunting, tracking, martial arts, shelter building, survival skill sets, wild play for adults.

Deer Tracks, All ages welcome  (Alternating Saturdays, bi-monthly)

🦌: Walking softly through the land, gathering, gardening, Wild-crafting,  Herbs, Yoga, Awareness, Restoration Missions

GreenMan Adventures

Walk on the Wild Side (Guided Local Walks with tea/lunch 🐐we’ll be with Goats again ) 

Speak Easy Friday Elixir Bar/Outdoor Lounge (bi-monthly)

With Cob Oven Pizza Nights, Wild Food Fridays, Movies, Music Jams and more….

Elemental Spa (Monthly)

Digital Knowmad:  a course in multimedia production:  music, imaging, movies, presentations, websites, and more

Brothers of the Wolf Monthly Men’s Campout

Vision Quest/Sitting Spot Sponsorship

Nature’s Chef Academy – Wild Culinary Arts Program

Rewild your kitchen! This is a program to enrich more nature into your culinary arts. Through the powers of the wildfoods & sacred culinary techniques you will be on your way to be nature’s best allies. A series of 10 workshops over 4 months covers practises that go beyond your standard cooking class. From sustainable foraging to processing and preserving to taking it to the plate. You will have a better understanding of the relationship we once had with the land we inhabit. You are invited to ignite your inner Nature’s Chef! 

If your a chef interested in bringing more foraged foods into the food you serve, or cooking in remote locations for eco-tourism or if you are a big nature loving foodie that loves to prepare food at home then this may be the course for you!   

Guided by Chef Tom Kral and his featured co-facilitators, we bring you this series of workshops designed for you to become Nature’s Chef. 

Culinary Workshops

Day 1 Mar.1 – Cooking without a Kitchen – Food-safety

Day 2 Mar.8  – Food Chi Fermentation – Wildfood fermenting 

Day 3 Mar.15 – Ales for what Ails you – Living beverages   

Day 4 Mar.22 – Spring Forage – Wild plant botany 

Day 5 May.3 – Cob Oven Baking – Sourdough bread & Earthen cooking

Day 6 May.24 – Succulence of the Sea – Seaweed harvesting & cooking

Day 7 May.31 – Wild Game Preserving – Pemmican, Pate, Smoked Fish       

Day 8 Jun.7 – Stocking the Pantry – Condiments, flavourings, powders  

Day 9 Jun.21 – Bushcraft Culinary Tools – Spoon, pot holder, tongs    

Day 10 Jun.28 – Final Exam Day – Put your skills to the test, receive diploma   

To register yourself for this wild culinary opportunity and to receive your Nature’s Chef diploma please message the chef to apply.

tom@natureschef.ca

250.580.0010

You must be of adult age or have consent from a parent or guardian.  

Cost $800 plus taxes *includes food and materials. Payment installments can be arranged, please contact the chef for any inquiries.  

Limited space for only 8 students. 

If you are not able to commit to the program you are open to take part in each workshop individually. 

Jenn’s Svarupa Teachings

Svarupa Guiding

Yin Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Wild Mind

Dream Work

Islan’s Offerings

Reiki levels 1 & 2

Quantum theories – Relativity of Conversation; a three part series of “relativity” and “reality”

Back to Basics – 3 part series on energy and your practice basics –
Crystals.
energy Centres and exchange.
environmental influences.

Radiesthesia workshop

Cultivating and growing your herb and food garden- “food, medicines, and ruitul”
-“wild garden”, reclaiming space.

  • basics on drying and keeping herbs, and food crops. Sowing to harvest for use.
    -cuttings and grafting.

Team Vision

The Elemental Collective seeks to create a harmonious culture of humans living in attunement with the natural community of plants, animals and elemental powers. Our mission is to accomplish this by offering nature education, workshops, retreats, celebratory & culinary events, art, healing, and ceremony. Hence our mission statement tagline is summed up thus:

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

Cello Bride playing at Chautauqua Cascadia

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. Our first major goal is 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 venture, and there are countless challenges to surmount, but the steadfast hearts of our fellowship are up to the task!


Our Fellowship’s 2020 Vision

Dante’s 20/20 Vision

My vision for this land took place over 20 years ago, when doing an art visioning board for a ‘Permaculture Paradise’ that had been lit up in my Heart..
I envision this land being embraced and restored through permaculture, wild plants, animal corridors and habitats, obstacle course,  pathways, meditative gardens, event centre, outdoor shared kitchen/dining, play spaces, a store and a sacred sitting spot where stillness, connection and visions are nurtured. I have lived on this land, ‘Shire by the Sea’ for over 10 years and recognized it as the place in my original vision when I first stepped foot on it. Since then I have slowly been gathering in the elements and people to help manifest the image. Elemental Collective is an orchestral unity that will create this symphony of connection between community and the land.

To delve deeper into Dante’s Vision, click here:


The Nature’s Chef Vision 

Re-Wilding culture through wild food-medicine and nature inspired dining experiences. Reconnecting our ancestral roots to build empowered resilient coastal people in return to help protect the natural forces. Tom would like to offer a wild culinary arts program for chefs and foodies as well as foraging workshops throughout the year. He will run the food and beverage of Elemental Collective, nourishing the events that take place. A vision of collaborating with facilitators from around the globe, exchanging sacred knowledge, holding space to run retreats that can be up to a week long . He see’s a sort of glamping experience where you would learn these vital skills and be inspired to take that home. His dream is to have the outdoor kitchen complete with a connected gathering space all built with sustainable materials like cob.

Calla’s Vision


Calla’s role as part of the Elemental Collective is varied. She is a mama to three wild cubs, she is delving deeper every day into learning & sharing about herbal medicine & all the many plant allies we have to work with on this land & in our bio-region. 

Calla is also a doula, a space holder, specifically for prenatal, birth, post partum…but really it goes beyond that.

Jenn’s Vision

Jenn’s vision of this land came through meditation years before stepping onto this actual land. You could say it initiated the courage to step into a life guided by Mystery.
The vision was nurturing respect, wisdom, embodiment, and curiosity of all life within the land community. A place anchored around self development, soul work and contributions from all, as we all have a unique gift to bring to this world. Encouraging and supporting our journeys on this land to discover our selves on a deeper level, embrace our unique soul gifts and rise with them in offering to our community, taking a necessary step to this evolutionary shift we desperately need.

Islan’s Vision

Tucked nicely away in a nook around the corner, is a beautiful plot of land. This land is home, it is sacred, and it is powerful. Many have come here and found silence, calm, community, grounding, inspiration, and a sense of belonging. Gathered here for music and dance that touches your soul so deep it carves out long lasting memories. 
This land will grab you, and hold you close; teach you lessons of patience, love and understanding.
The vision is that it will continue to be here for generations to come, if we protect and honour it. The land cries out for all those not able to be present and see its rekindled glory when we return from getting lost in the metal and concrete jungles we have created. This place is home for few, and sanctuary for countless others. 

The Land

‘Shire by the Sea’ is one of the pet names we have bestowed upon this land we are dwelling. Evocative of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, this magical place seems cloaked between an elusive Elvin mist of the Undying Lands, and a forgotten Hobbiton nook beyond the South Farthing. If this sounds strange to your ears or you’re not familiar with Lord of the Rings lore, take heed, you will feel the magic stir the moment you step foot on the land, as a long forgotten memory seems to shimmer in the mind’s eye…

The 3 Sisters is a gigantic  Ent triplet Sitka Spruce that is the tallest tree on the land, overseeing the greatest 360  of the surrounding vistas. Juan de Fuca spreads out towards the South and the old John Muir Barn hails to the East.  The 3 Sisters has swings, including a surfboard and tire swing, climbing platforms and will gradually have up to 7 levels reaching towards the Sky.

John Muir Barn

Nootka Rose is a prolific companion on the land, providing lots of food for the local bees 🐝 and delicious medicines in the forms of teas, meads, and marmalades.

Nootka Rose, Rosa nutkana

The tipi is a sacred space devoted to ceremony, celebrations and sleep by the cozy fire 🔥 We had a bear tear into it this year, and although we patched it up, it looks like we’ll be getting a new canvas in the coming year, with the old canvas being up-cycled for our sweat hut.

Kwan the Vigilant Guardian

Adjusting the poles

Nature is our playground and school~Elemental Academy

Misha teaching the Elemental kids about knife safety.

On the hunt for Shaggy Parasols

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