Welcome to OUR Ecovillage!
OUR Ecovillage – is located on an extraordinary 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake. OUR Ecovillage began operations in 1999 with a vision to create a model “Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre” rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. As a multi- stakeholder organizational structure there are a number of organizations, industry partners, government/regulatory authorities, researchers and local to global community members participating in OUR Learning Community. With K-12 School Groups, 13 Universities/Colleges, corporate sponsors, and a wide variety of interdisciplinary educators – all walks of life are considered for training of how to live and learn into OUR collective future. Tours, Farm-stays, class trips (including longer term stays), celebrations, eco-conferencing — with accommodation services and break out rooms, industry and professional development, Green Burial, and much more.
OUR Featured Courses and Events
FoodSafe Level 1 with Lee Reidl
March 6, 2020
FoodSafe is a provincial certification course that covers safe food handling practices. It can be required for anyone in the food service industry and contains information that is beneficial to all.
2020 Permaculture Teacher Training
March 14-March 21, 2020
In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings.
Regenerative Land Management
June 15th to 24th, 2020
Create a meaningful livelihood restoring land & revitalizing community!
Gain the skills to to run a farm, ranch, retreat center or urban farm in ways that heal damaged ecosystems and sequester carbon.
2020 Permaculture Design Certification & Earth Activist Training with Starhawk
June 26 -July 12, 2020
The Permaculture Design Certificate course covers a broad range of subjects to provide a holistic overview of Permaculture systems and sustainable living.