Author: Communications

Weekend Plaster Course

As part of the fourth module in our Natural Building Extravaganza, we will be offering a weekend package for those wishing to learn natural plasters and finishing from two experts in the field, Athena Steen and Cindy Walker. About Earthen Plasters bring a special feel to a home. And while natural plasters are available ‘in…
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July 4, 2016 0

Registration for O.U.R. CSA is now open!

Register Now on O.U.R. CSA page…


May 11, 2016 0

Executive Director’s Report – Jan 2013

It is incredible to imagine that we are actually living in 2013 not to mention that this is the beginning of the 15th year for O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE’s evolution of village life on baldy mountain! So – it is time to tell of the harvests and of the upcoming seeds that are being sown… This last…
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January 19, 2013 0

Calling Natural Builders and International Crafters

O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE is putting out a ‘Call Out to Natural Builders and International Crafters’ (be ye Timberframers, stonecrafters, clay builders, bread crafters, and build members of all sorts, etal). If you are a passionate and committed crafter of high quality, and/or a journeyman in a trade, this summer may be your time for a community…
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January 17, 2013 0

The Jacksons are moving

A letter from Patrick and Marisa: Dear friends, this note is to let you know that we will be leaving O.U.R. Ecovillage at the beginning of March. We will remain in the Cowichan and create a home within biking distance of our children’s school. During the last five years, in our different ways, we have…
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January 15, 2013 0

Elders’ goodbye

This winter saw two historic transitions in the presence on the land. Chairman Miaow – notorious and much-loved rat catcher extraordinaire made his final journey to the happy hunting grounds. His last days were very mellow as he hung out in front of the fire and was pretty much pampered as far as possible by…
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January 6, 2013 0

(Y)OUR kids this Summer

What an incredible summer ahead for children, youth and families….there is a little for everyone! OUR ECOVILLAGE is very excited to host such a wide range of workshops, courses, events and camps for children and youth – who can even bring their parents along if desired. With a focus on “Sustainable Living and Ecological Wellbeing”…
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May 30, 2012 0

Movie Monday – Introducing “the Ecovores”

Hello all you Movie Monday fans, it’s been a while. So, here for your enjoyment is the first introductory conversation with new staff members Hassaan and Greg as they explore the curious challenging and inspiring culture shift integral to living working at in an intentional community and learning center.


May 29, 2012 0

Musings on the ancient subterranean

by DanaBird When I first learned about some of the key elements involved in natural building, I immediately made reference to a very similar tiny critter – the termite. Some may find this quite perplexing to make such connections, but hang in there! I’ll explain. [image_frame style=”border” title=”Compass Termites – Image by NeilsPhotography” height=”400″ width=”330″]http://ourecovillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mound.jpg[/image_frame]…
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May 4, 2012 0

OUR 2012 Staff Training

Every year at the beginning of the season, we gather for a few days to get to know new team members and create the container of incredible teamwork and dedication required to host the summer’s programs and events. Here’s a peek into the experience by DanaBird. After a jam-packed 2 days of staff training, I…
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April 10, 2012 0