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

New Monthly Newsletter

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Good morning everyone… er afternoon?! I am happy to say that the first issue of our new monthly newsletter is now live! Its all beautiful and shiny – full of great ideas for eco-holiday gifts, employment opportunities, past event updates and new goings on here at O.U.R. Ecovillage.  But I’m sure you know that… unless, gulp, you somehow missed out …

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Thomas the Turkey

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Meet Tom, our flashy boy-turkey. He was lucky enough this holiday season to be too skinny for harvesting, so he ended up getting a years grace here at the farm, looking after the lady-turkeys. That being said, we will have free range chicken and turkeys for sale starting at the beginning of May for 4$ per pound.

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The Way of Council

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There have been many times in my life where I have sat down with someone to talk something out, only to find that my heartfelt intention was not enough. Some of these times I found myself feeling more defensive and angry with the person that I was before we sat down and other times I felt like I had caused …

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2010 Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival

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The Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival is a yearly event that links local organic farms, wineries, artisans, environmental stewards, speakers and musicians to create a weekend of entertainment and education for members of our local community. This year, in September, the festival also played a large part in kicking off the Protect OUR Ecovillage Forever campaign. We had lots of …

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Reflections on the 2010 Youth Convergence

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Imagine standing together with a generation of people who are to inherit the planet and honestly discussing the current food system paradigm.  Imagine examining a typical fast food restaurant meal and considering the different dependencies that this style of food production has created for itself, such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides and its relationship with the oil industry.  Imagine looking …

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OUR Ecovillage Blog – Welcome!

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Welcome to a glimpse into the inner workings of OUR Ecovillage.

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