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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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