Featured Courses & Workshops
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.
Through their experiences in our immersive learning environment, we aim to allow students to become teachers themselves, solidifying newly-gained knowledge while simultaneously sharing skills with newer students.
Ecovillage & Ecological Living Design Certificate
June 28 – August 3
At OUR EDE, we will teach you how to design communities and ecovillages as “living community centres” and as adaptation models for climate change and social justice in a new global paradigm.
Permaculture Design Certificate & EAT
June 28-July 14
Join author Starhawk in this two week PDC course and Earth Activist Training. Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to design human systems that mimic natural systems using a minimum of energy and resources, and how to create real abundance.
Permaculture Teacher Training
March 23-March 30
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.
Natural Building: Clay Plaster and Sculpture Series
June 7 – June 18
This year Athena Steen brings her son Benito Steen to OUR Ecovillage to join Elke Cole to teach 3 courses on natural building from introductory to advanced.
What Our Community Says
Read what people are saying about their experience at OUR Ecovillage
The courses at OUR 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.
OUR 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.
Teacher and activist
OUR 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.
CEO @ Stream of consciousness
Keep up to date with the latest village happenings by reading some of the blog posts from OUR Community
O.U.R 20th Anniversary Special: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) for Kids and Families and OUR “Little Permie” summer camp!
By Gracelynn LauEnd of April looks very different to O.U.R education team this year! Usually, at this time of the year, we’ll be busy preparing for 50+ people walking down[…]Read more
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