O.U.R. Ecovillage

Regenerative Community… for a Change!  

 

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OUR SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Due to COVID-19, OUR school is currently closed to in-person visitors.  We support other organizations and facilitators working through the O.U.R. website and outreach channels and continue to serve the wider community in all ways possible.

O.U.R. Vision & Mission

To educate, inspire and transform by co-creating a thriving learning community and permaculture demonstration site. Sustainable well-being for the land, ourselves and our worldwide village. 

O.U.R. Ecovillage is a 25 acre “Regenerative Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre”. host to multiple non-profit’s and community-based organizations.  Home to collaborative projects with government, academia, corporate sponsors and grassroots programming.

UPCOMING COURSES & EVENTS

AWAKEN INSTITUTE

reSTORYing a Resilient Community through Reconciliation and Deep Adaptation

May 10th, 2021 – August 28th, 2021

In the days of a certainly uncertain future comes an act of Radical Hope!

As human beings, we now stand at the greatest opportunity to gather our intentions and transform our way of living with OUR planet!

Join us in various dragon-themed projects designed to educate sustainability practices and Awaken The Dragon Within! 

OUR Educational Regenerative Lifestyle CSA Box

Join in the MAGIC of OUR  Weekly Educational CSA Box Program!

Each week you will receive nutritious surprises based on the current growing season. Fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and legumes ready for pick up or delivery by O.U.R. Farm Team!

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Starts July 2021!

This 72-hour certificate will cover principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea, and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more. Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them into place.

Peace Education Program

OUR dear friends have facilitated this Program annually in person at OURECOVILLAGE over the last few years and this time  it is offered onland and online. The Program is based on the discourses of international speaker and author
Prem Rawat who has been sharing his insights on being Human for over 50 years.

AWAKEN INSTITUTE

reSTORYing a Resilient Community through Reconciliation and Deep Adaptation

May 10th, 2021 – August 28th, 2021

In this time of great planetary transition, we are each invited to join others with the courage needed to reSTORY our Collective Future through a restorative justice journey.  In taking on a path of ‘reconciliation’ with ourselves, each other, the land, and all beings…. the wonderment of new possibilities exists.  The depth and quality of this work requires the diversity of our hearts and minds to make a journey of “reSTORYing” towards decolonization and learning. 

OUR 2021 Healthy Lifestyle CSA Box

Join in the MAGIC of OUR  Weekly Educational CSA Box Program!

Each week you will receive nutritious surprises based on the current growing season. Fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and legumes ready for pick up or delivery by O.U.R. Farm Team!

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OUR Programs

Permaculture Greenhouse

Permaculture

Observe O.U.R. land in any season and deepen your ecological understanding through the practice of permaculture.

Education

Education

O.U.R. learning center is an immersive environment that teaches how we may live in sustainable harmony with the earth.

Volunteers building a structure

Volunteering

Contribute your talents to O.U.R. community while building sustainable relationships with earth and others.

Picking mushrooms

Wellness

O.U.R. workshops, retreats, and ceremonies unearth your ability to heal through traditional wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the power of nature.

The courses at O.U.R. Ecovillage are a life changing experience for everyone who attends. I mean it. The comprehensive thinkers, designers, and builders on team have a serious specialty or two to share with you.
They will take care of you.

Mark Lakeman

Permaculture Teacher

O.U.R. is a fantastic place because when you’re here permaculture is all around you: you’re living it and seeing it in the gardens & natural buildings. Many people come into permaculture with a dream of founding a community or an ecovillage and here – they’ve actually done it.

StarHawk

Teacher and Activist

O.U.R. is committed to modelling & sharing the future we all need. Whether you stay for an hour or a decade, a piece of the village goes with you – and a piece of your heart stays there. Deepest bows to all who work to evolve this important community space.

Jason Guille

CEO, Stream of Consciousness

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“It is probable that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Land Acknowledgement

OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking,from local to global.

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