ONE UNITED RESOURCE

Regenerative community…for a change!

OUR ECOVILLAGE is a 25 acre living forest and permaculture farm hosting a thriving experience-based learning community that builds sustainable relationships with earth and others. Our vision is sustainable well-being for the land, ourselves and our worldwide village.

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OUR ECOVILLAGE is a 25 acre living forest and permaculture farm hosting a thriving experience-based learning community that builds sustainable relationships with earth and others. Our vision is sustainable well-being for the land, ourselves and our worldwide village.

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Grow and learn with us

EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND TRANSFORM

O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE is a 25 acre “Regenerative Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre”, host to multiple non-profits and community-based organizations, based on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Home to collaborative projects with government, academia, corporate sponsors and grassroots programming. OUR village is framing the future with precedent-setting work, laying down legal and regulatory foundations for lawful permaculture work through co-operative action and restorative reconciliation.

Join us living in right relationship with the land and each other. OURs is a whole systems living experience, combined as a place of beauty for families and others who support co-creating a replicable model. We welcome visitors and new residents who are willing to step up and steward the land in a process of re-villaging.

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Upcoming events and courses

Permaculture Event at OUR Ecovillage

Reigniting the Village

September 24-25, 2022

Together we will focus on social engagement and place making. Participants learn tools, techniques and strategies for community design and engage in participatory processes and models. Learn to create alternative patterns that address systems of isolation and oppression, while developing networks and beneficial connections on all scales…. and legal and regulatory change processes which can accompany us on this journey.

Peace Education Program

June 14 – August 16, 2022

The Peace Education Program is an innovative series of video-based workshops which helps people to discover their own inner resources and personal peace. It provides the opportunity for people to focus and reflect on their own humanity and empowers individuals to reach their own understanding.

PDC: Permaculture Design Certificate

May 27 – June 12, 2022

Learn how to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real abundance and social justice.

Healthy lifestyle CSA boxes

WEEKLY FRESH FARM PRODUCE AND MORE!

The 2022 edition of O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE CSA is open for new members. Expect an abundance of fresh, in-season produce, eggs, meat and meat-alternatives, baking, and other goodies along with an expanded commitment to education and, of course, community.

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O.U.R. Vision & Mission

WHOLE SYSTEMS LIVING

O.U.R ECOVILLAGE is designing a replicable ecologically and socially responsible way of living that brings historic knowledge to the lands we steward. Our re-villaging process is evolving through integrative restorative justice and community learning in deep relationship with the Cowichan nation elders.

We are a capacity building non-profit charity with a focus on eco-agricultural-educational tourism and co-operative living. Some of the primary programs and movements supported here are: permaculture, holistic wellness, green burial, peace making and natural building.

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O.U.R. Ecovillage Walking Tour Map

OUR Stories…

The courses at O.U.R. 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.

O.U.R. is a fantastic place because when you’re here permaculture is all around you: you’re living it and seeing it in the gardens u0026amp; natural buildings. Many people come into permaculture with a dream of founding a community or an ecovillage and here – they’ve actually done it.

O.U.R. is committed to modelling and 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.

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Land acknowledgment

OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking, from local to global.