Month: November 2017

EDUCATION UPDATE – Gracelynn

Gaia Education 1st Training of Trainers (TOT) programme in Canada is coming to OUR Ecovillage in 2018! OUR partnership with Gaia Education is extending to the next level! After offering Ecovillage Design Education Certificate (EDE) for 2 years, we have been invited to be the organizer and venue for the first Training of Trainers (TOT)…
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November 23, 2017 0

SUSTAINABLE WELLNESS UPDATE: Wellness Team

We are so excited to bring functional and integrative medicine to the South Cowichan! With a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and deep connection body workers….OUR Healing Sanctuary is open once again! Starting this November, OUR Healing Sanctuary is the new clinic of Marigold Functional medicine (Cowichan Valley location), with Functional Medicine Dr. Danièle Behn-Smith…
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November 23, 2017 0

OUR COOPERATIVE REPORT – Brandy Gallagher

What a year! Here we are as a village, and perhaps as a planet….facing some of the greatest challenges we have ever faced perhaps. So much the work of OUR Ecovillage has focused on creating structure, legal/regulatory processes and frameworks and as always….the human beings  are the ones which can never be accounted for or designed/planned…
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November 23, 2017 0

NATURAL BUILDING AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN AT OUR – Elke Cole

Here’s a question we are asked a lot around natural homes: ‘how much maintenance does it take?’ OR ‘How long does it last?’ While there are no simple answers to questions like that, we are currently revisiting OUR earliest buildings for some re-finishing. The Sanctuary was our first construction project- started in 2003. Since then…
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November 23, 2017 0

Travel – Community – Connection By Ana

For many people travelling is about discovery. Discovering, learning and enjoying… all of them should be in anybody’s travelling experiences. However, there is one that is number one for me: Connection. Connection is what made me a nomad for more than 3 years. Everything for me is about connection. Life in general, not only travelling.…
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November 22, 2017 0