Month: November 2011

From Brandy – founder, placemaker & Executive Director of O.U.R.

Today is an auspicious day and this is the final write of my newsletter submission for OUR November 2011 Newsletter. After the last week of deep concern I have worked on a best way to word this report/announcement in order to reach out to O.U.R. Ecovillage’s wider community. Today will mark the day where I…
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November 12, 2011 0

Exec-Team: From Autumn to Winter

Well – it’s definitely the fall and what that means for O.U.R. Exec team is that we have moved into the lean time of the year when we tighten our belts and (with very few exceptions) move into volunteer mode for the winter. We also have to juggle the seasonal shift as those who have…
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November 12, 2011 0

O.U.R. Co-op: Autumn Update

Dear Co-op members, friends and supporters of O.U.R. Ecovillage – here’s a brief update on where we are from the perspective of O.U.R. Cooperative. This has been a rich, rewarding and challenging time for O.U.R. Ecovillage. In May of this year, the purchase agreement between O.U.R. Coop and Brandy expired. We have continued to explore…
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November 10, 2011 0

A tribute: 2011 Food Production Interns

Every year, loads of people move through the Ecovillage. Some stay a day, some a week, some 6 months and some decide to stay. The 2011 Gardeners stayed anywhere between 3 and 6 months (One is still here. Heya Kirk!) and left an indelible mark on the village: Delicious fresh produce, canning yet to be…
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November 10, 2011 0

Rick’s Corner: Finances and Ownership

With so much focus needed on finances and ownership to keep the ship afloat, it’s important for us to keep in mind that we also need to keep growing our capacity to steer the ship. Even as OUR Ecovillage has launched an exciting campaign to raise enough funds for ownership transfer to O.U.R. multi-stakeholder cooperative,…
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November 5, 2011 0