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

Design Your Natural Home

November 16-17, 2019

Designing your home is one of the most challenging and important steps you’ll ever take. Ready to start your natural home design? Join Elke Cole for a 2-day intensive course to help you understand options, make choices, & start sketching!


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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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Write Your Way In – Writing Retreat

October 4-6, 2019

This weekend retreat offers the opportunity to relax into your authentic voice, stretch those writing muscles, and focus on the story you want to tell. In whatever form occurs. All in a safe and nurturing eco-space.


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2020 Permaculture Design Certification & Earth Activist Training with Starhawk

July 24 to August 8th, 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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