Upcoming Courses and Workshop

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.

Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting

September 22

Learn from eco-industry expert Gord Baird about rainwater systems and possibilities, legal frameworks and pathways in this one-day course.

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Cheese Making Workshop

October 28

Learn how to make Cream Cheese, Boursin, Chevre, Greek-Feta, Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini from slow-foodie Paula Maddison.

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Permaculture Design Certificate w/ Earth Activist Training

June 28- July 14

Learn from activist Starhawk “lawful permaculture” while living at OUR Ecovillage, a living demonstration site, in this 16 day course.

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Margarini Centre’s Power of Hope

Summer of 2019

This training package focuses on resilient community based food systems and ecologically appropriate built environments for sustainable living.

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Stephen Jenkinson – Nights of Grief and Mystery

A storyteller. A band. An evening of mongrel sorrow, dappled by magic and wonder, fringed with regard for the gift of the tongue, harkening and hortatory and bardic and greying, steeped in mortal mystery.

Joius for an all night special event with Stephen Jenkinson and Band including dinner, concert, and aftergathering.

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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

The Inclusion Project – September Outreach by Coco Bookmyer

As the morning bell rang kids shuffled to their classes in Quamichan school district and eventually the eighth graders made it into the various rooms to where they were to[…]

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September 16, 2018 0

Reminiscing as Fall Arrives – September Garden Update by Jared Dunham

Rain is the new norm around here this week: the drought is broken!  This is great news for the irrigation and watering teams.  With the onset of the rainy season[…]

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September 16, 2018 0

Earthen Floors and Rainwater Harvesting – September Building Update by Elke Cole

Earthen floors and Rainwater harvesting workshop with Gord Baird: September is here and I am still enjoying an “endless summer” with the building team. Noticeably the water in the tank[…]

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September 16, 2018 0

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