Month: August 2011


SLAM Shawnigan Lake Arts & Multicultural will be happening September 10, 2011.  Inspired by City Repair in Portland and Mark Lakeman, SLAM is an opportunity for people to open their front doors and walk outside into their very own neighborhood… something, sadly, that has been on the decline for years.  With a variety of projects…
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August 31, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Motivanimation

I don’t know about you, but I find these whiteboard animations that explain things to be completely captivating. This one, on motivation, is one of my favorites, because it totally contradicts most ways our society tries to motivate people, including parenting and corporate business model. Feel free to leave your favorites in the comments below!

August 28, 2011 0

Plastered & Stoned -Tadelakt

  Tadelakt; when I first heard this word it was mentioned casually in a conversation I was having with a resident from O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE at a Green Jobs Convention in Duncan.  It was the end of a winter in which I spent much of my time reading a number of natural building books and looking…
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August 22, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Over Population Myth?

Okay. I love things that question what I believe. I love the idea that someone can say something that stops me in my tracks. When I saw this video as I was searching for “environmental stop motion animation”… I didn’t know what to say. I had to watch it. And it made sense. I actually…
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August 20, 2011 0

Alberta Roots

My parents came to visit me… a surprise of course and a lovely one at that.  For the first time it felt like my life, in their eyes, might make sense.  When I first told them I was moving to an ecovillage, I’m sure my mother sprouted a extra patch of grey hairs on top…
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August 19, 2011 0

It’s More Than a Tasting

  I would like to start this blog off with a quote that resonates deep inside. One that is continually leading me forward and inspiring me to make the most of this years Wine & Culinary. Wendell Berry says, ” Eating with the fullest pleasure-pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance- is perhaps…
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August 17, 2011 0

Deconstructing Dinner

Did you know that there are only 39 days left until the 2011 Insight into GMO Symposium here at O.U.R. Ecovillage. Yup, that’s right. 39 days until: We announce, officially, the first GE Free Zone on Vancouver Island: O.U.R. Ecovillage I get to meet my super hero, Dr. Don M. Huber Cindy gets to meet…
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August 9, 2011 0

Permaculturalize Your Life

What does a Permaculture Design Certificate Course and a Earth Dance Children’s Camp have in common?  Well, if you are an individual looking to take a PDC course and you don’t like the idea of being away from your family for two weeks and you wish to share the Permaculture experience with your young ones,…
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August 5, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Extreem Recycling

Those of you who know me, know that I have a bit of a facination with parkour…. And this video gives me a way to watch parkour during my work hours. While reduce and reuse are words that come before recycle, I still think it would be cool if we all recycled more creatively…. by…
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August 2, 2011 0