Featured Courses & Workshops

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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Gaia TOT

April 27 – May 2

Trainers will be equipped with skills and methodologies to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action.

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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.

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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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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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.



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.



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








Latest News

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

November – Experiences in the Gift Economy

By Laura MatsueThere was definitely some discomfort at our Charles Eisenstein event last month as we left a donation box for both OUR Ecovillage and Eisenstein. People walked out feeling[…]

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November 14, 2018 0

Wellness Update – Sensitive Dance Returns

By Gracelynn LauWith the exception of a retreat on Quadra Island in 2006, Claude has never offered organized introductory classes and weekend training on the West Coast. Founder of Sensitive[…]

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November 14, 2018 0

November Building Update

By Elke ColeIt takes the right people to do the job. And here it takes the right leader to guide the volunteers.When it comes to working around the grounds of[…]

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November 14, 2018 0

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