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OUR Ecovillage Handbook

Please click here to download OUR Ecovillage Handbook.

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OUR NATURAL BUILDING TEAM REPORT:

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Fall is here and we have been getting things buttoned down for the winter: collecting firewood, closing down the showers, and cleaning and putting all the tools and equipment away until next year. Another big milestone comes to fruition as we put the crowning touches on OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery with new doors (salvaged from the upgrades of buildings …

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Indiegogo Campaign Update (video)

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Thank you so much to all of OUR supporters during OUR Indiegogo campaign this summer. Watch below to find out how the campaign did and get a sense of OUR gratitude to you!

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A message from Rick Juliusson (Sept, 2014)

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Fall is a time of harvest, renewal, and preparing for the coming year.  On the farm, we are happily picking, preserving, sharing at the farmer’s market and CSA program, planting winter crops, and already preparing rows for a long winter’s nap. The better we mulch and cover crop the garden now, the better our spring wake-up will be. The same …

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A natural building internship in Cameroon with Elke Cole

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By Elke Cole Can you imagine yourself in Cameroon? The way life works for me, opportunities knock via linkedIn, facebook or other connections, and I follow my gut feeling when it’s time to decide. In June 2013 I received such an invitation from Joshua Konkankoh of Better World Cameroon. Until that point Cameroon was barely on my mental map, and …

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Executive Director’s Report (August 2014)

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“Roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of summer…” We dreamed about a quiet summer here at OUR Ecovillage. Early morning harvests, refreshing afternoons at the lake, weekend surfing jaunts to Tofino. But, for better or worse, Quiet just isn’t something we do that well around here. While we deliberately have less people on site than previous years, here’s just …

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Stone Soup September 18

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September 18, 6–9pm, Odd Fellows Hall, Victoria LEARN MORE AND TICKETS What is Stone Soup? A gathering to which you contribute what you can to help co-create a more loving, livable world through contributing your gifts to the whole set on a purpose. OUR focus for the evening is gathering people together in community to share in a meal and …

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July14 – Executive Director Report

It’s mid-July and we’re all here! Brandy, the leadership team at OUR, and the growing legion of supporters around the world who are coming together to make this happen. It’s been a difficult, magical ride, and we may not be through it all yet but we’re growing through it together. On the ground, OUR team has continued to jell, carrying …

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#ProtectOUR Campaign Update

Hello! I think many of you I haven’t yet met. My name is Jason Guille and I’m a Board member with OUR Ecovillage non-profit. I’m part of the team leading the #ProtectOUR Campaign, and I wanted to connect with you and share how this part of our world is going – and what’s coming. We got really clear that our …

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Inclusive Leadership Gathering at OUR

We’re excited to announce the Inclusive Leadership Gathering co-sponsored by the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative and OUR Ecovillage. Click here for more details.

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Executive Director’s Report June 23, 2014

by Rick Juliusson Yes, this is the Executive Director report, and No, this is not Brandy writing. The transition that we’ve been working towards for the past 10 years, and more specifically for the past months, is now in full swing. And thanks to many many people stepping up to the plate and preparing (both here on the ground and …

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