A Message from Rick Juliusson (November 2014)

OUR “Protect OUR Ecovillage” campaign has been a powerful lesson in how the global community can rally together to make a difference. And it’s been a humbling experience for me, knowing that hundreds of people who could not be here in person sent their support through financial contributions, entrusting me to be on the ground…
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November 6, 2014 0


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…
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October 10, 2014 0

A Message from Brandy (October 2014)

How did it become Fall? I never expected to find myself ‘falling’ at this point…and after the last 10 months will never still expect to ‘fall’.  I am wanting to connect with so many folks–to find a way to fully express my “ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE”!   After all this time of finding ways of being…
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October 10, 2014 0

Indiegogo Campaign Update (video)

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!

October 10, 2014 0

A message from Rick Juliusson (Sept, 2014)

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…
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September 16, 2014 0

A natural building internship in Cameroon with Elke Cole

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…
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September 4, 2014 0

Brandy’s Blog (August 7, 2014)

Hello Community friends and family–time passes so quickly in this journey of mine called ‘recovery’!  It is tempting to me often to pick up so many balls that are flying in the air currently and…to run with them.  I have to monitor myself not to simply ‘jump in’ and help so much as is my…
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August 7, 2014 0

Executive Director’s Report (August 2014)

“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…
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August 6, 2014 0

Stone Soup September 18

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…
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July 31, 2014 0

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…
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July 15, 2014 0