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Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.

Words of Gratitude from Alexandra Nathan!

Hi.. to everyone at O.U.R. Ecovillage 🙂 After the internship ended, I wanted to write some words of gratitude to OUR. Unfortunately, I didn’t write it right away. But late is better than never so here it is! 🙂 “My 4 months at the Village impacted me beyond what words can express and has stepped me on a whole new …

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Massive Wish of Gratitude!

We wish to thank everyone who came and participated in O.U.R. Harvest Feast! To all of OUR Friends, visitors and special guests from all of US here at O.U.R. Ecovillage.. We extend this Massive Wish of Gratitude.. for all of your support throughout the past year!

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OUR Building Team

Things have been happening on the building front. After the internship was over (August 18th) the focus was shifted to the Eatery. This was the project I was involved with last year and it felt good to be back. With volunteers coming from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Ethiopia, all the cob details got finished. The Saint Michael’s group applied …

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O.U.R. Ecovillage Calendars!

Now available for pre-order: OUR ‘Year at the Village’ calendars are currently in production and will be available in plenty of time for Christmas. Featuring dozens of photos from around the Village, these beautiful calendars will bring natural building, sustainability, and community into your home throughout 2014. Each copy is $20, with proceeds going towards the non-profit activities of the …

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OUR Sustainer – Nikki Tate

OUR Sustainers work to support the day-to-day activities of the Village, making monthly contributions to ensure that we can continue our work around education, sustainable food production, and community. Because we think they are pretty great and want to share their stories with OUR community, we’ll be profiling them in our newsletter and on the blog over the next several …

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Living Future Symposium – November 9th

The Cascadia Vancouver Island branch and UVIC office of campus planning & sustainability present: Living Future Symposium – Creating Resilient Cities! November 9th at UVIC B150, Bob Whright Centre. With special guests: Elizabeth May, Trevor Hancock, Stephen Salter, Roy Brook, Guy Dauncey, Scott Murdoch, Richard Iredale, Anita Wolfe, Christopher Bowers and Brandy Gallagher of O.U.R. Ecovillage. Tickets available & Read …

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We Are BC: SFU Public Square

A Simon Fraser University Public Square initiative, the We Are BC project asked residents of BC to submit short, unedited film clips showing their life and how they interact with BC’s economy in innovative ways. SFU then took the footage and edited it together in to a sort of home movie for the entire province.  Below is the resulting video. …

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My Permaculture Adventure–Longing for the Shire

BY SILVIA Di BLASIO (image above: Hasi Eldib) “The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings For those of you …

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OUR Farm Report October 2013

After a long season of gardening it is time to put the majority of beds to rest.  The last month in the garden has brought bounty and harvest to the village as well as the larger community.  Last week during the annual Harvest Feast the farm team worked hard to harvest produce for the 114 visitors on site. The Harvest …

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17 Days in Community: A Trailer

Back in the summer, we were so lucky to have the oh-so-talented film maker Hasi Eldib visit the Village and shoot an incredible amount of footage about life in the Village. He’s back in Ontario editing his documentary, but he’s given us a sneak peak into his film, which in turn gives everyone a sneak peak into the magic of …

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