Featured Courses & Workshops

O.U.R. MISSION
To educate, inspire and transform by co-creating a thriving learning community and permaculture demonstration site.

O.U.R. Vision
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. 


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.

Mark Lakeman
Permaculture Teacher

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.

StarHawk
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.

Jason Guille
CEO @ Stream of consciousness

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Permaculture

Observe the land in all its seasons and deepen your understanding of how it interacts with the wider environment around it through the practice of permaculture.

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Education

OUR learning center is host to groups who wish to learn in an immersive environment about how they may live in harmony with the earth sustainably. We are all teachers and we are all learners.

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Volunteering

OUR volunteers are invited to contribute their gifts to the village and learn community through building relationships with each other and to the land itself.  Well, it starts with communication.

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Wellness

At OUR workshops, retreats, and ceremonies we connect to the healing ability we each have within through traditional wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the healing power of nature

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20

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900+

Volunteers

60000+

Visitors

Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest village happenings by reading some of the blog posts from OUR Community

Building Cob Ovens at Local Schools

By Nicole KingThe Sustainable Living, Sustainable Learning team (slsquared.org) dove right into hands-on learning this past month. They started with some invaluable training from the esteemed Elke Cole (www.elkecole.com),  a[…]

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April 24, 2019 0

Eco-action Update May

By Justin BrowneWith the official arrival of spring, the EcoAction project is back in motion! Gord Baird arrived with the worm bin for Freya’s house, and the team took the[…]

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April 24, 2019 0

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[…]

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April 23, 2019 0

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