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Advancing Natural Building
and Ecological Design Colloquium

Recordings of the 2022 & 2020 Online Events available now!

Panels . Presentations . Demos
With bonus access to our 2020 event!

A virtual gathering for builders, teachers, professionals, and those passionate about natural building: it is a place to exchange the latest developments in practical applications and technology and share ideas with other people in the field. A look at where the natural building movement stands regarding professional support, permits, and finding qualified builders. Online and on-land tours of the Demonstration Site by architects and engineers.

Main Topics for this year:

*Climate change adaptation design
*Emergency planning for community and building design
*Advancements in codes, and other regulatory processes for innovation
*Indigenous community design & decolonizing the village
*Research and innovation
*Showcasing natural building, art in community and a harmless house

If you have a project you would like to share please contact naturalbuilding@ourecovillage.org.

Updates will continue on this page and OUR social media .

* Access to 2020 session recordings included in your 2022 ANBC Registration! *

Watch the Live Recordings!

Choose your ticket fairly

$179 – $79 – $29

We are offering multiple pricing tiers to ensure diverse participation. 

You can help us ensure the Colloquium continue to remain accessible!

If you’re able to register at a higher tier, this allows others who cannot financially contribute to participate. And, EVERY tier includes access to all talks and replays. We intend to be as accessible as possible, and as such, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

If money is a barrier to your participation, please email us: info@ourecovillage.org

Friday, March 18

The Opening at 1 pm Pacific daylight savings time

Heads(up) and Tales from the Code Development Frontier with Tim Krahn and David Eisenberg from 1:30-2:30

Research and Innovation with Bruce King from 2:30-3:30

BEAM! A Designer’s Tool with Chris Magwood from 3:30-4:00

Saturday, March 19

Welcome address; Territory Acknowledgement, Sponsors and schedule from 9-9:30 

Climate Change Adaptation Design with Mark Lakeman, Gracelynn Lau, Elke Cole with Brandy Gallagher from 9:30-10:30 

Emergency Planning for community and building design with Gord Baird from 10:30-11:30

Indigenous Community design & De-cololonizing the Village with Larissa Stendie/Roots to Roofs from 1:00-2:00

Re-villaging Community design with
Meror Krayenhoff from 2:00-3:00

Whole system design for scaled community projects: Everything starts with Water! with Michelle Avis and Peter Coombes from 3:00-4:00

Campfire circle: questions, conversations, ideas with Mark Lakeman , Chris Wright, Molly Murphy, Elke Cole and Brandy Gallagher from from 6:00-8:00

Sunday, March 20

Welcome address; Territory Acknowledgement, Sponsors and schedule from 9-9:30

Climate Change Adaptation Design: Examples with Carl Sidl and Herman Thoene from 9:30-10:30

Harmless House with Jack Anderson and Arno Keinonen from 10:30-11:30

Art of Community with Athena Steen, Mudgirls (Molly Murphy) and Elke Cole from 1:00-2:00

Boots on the ground: Natural building  with Lydia Doleman, Jenna Fickes and Jamie MacDonald, Sukita Crimmel from 2:00-3:00

Closing  approximately 3-3:30 pm PDST

Head on over to Instagram and learn more about this year’s speakers and presenters.

Click on a photo of Michelle Avis for her biography

Michelle Avis

Click on photo of Molly Murphy for her biography

Molly Murphy

Click on photo of Chris Magwood for his biography

Chris Magwood

Click on photo of Hermann Thoene for his biography

Hermann Thoene

Click on photo of Mark Lakeman to read biography

Mark Lakeman

Click on photo of Elke Cole to read biography

Elke Cole

Click on photo of Brandy Gallagher to read biography

Brandy Gallagher

Click on photo of Bruce King to read biography

Bruce King

Click on photo of Lydia Hwitsum to read biography

Lydia Hwitsum

Click on photo of Leila Darwish to read biography

Leila Darwish

Click on photo of Jack Anderson to read biography

Jack Anderson

Click on photo of Grace Lau to read biography

Grace Lau

Click on photo of Arno Keinonen to read biography

Arno Keinonen

Click on photo of Jamie MacDonald to read biography

Jamie MacDonald

Click on photo of Larissa Stendie to read biography

Larissa Stendie

Click on photo of David Eisengerg to read biography

David Eisenberg

Click on photo of Chris Wright to read biography

Chris Wright

Click on photo of Jenna Fickes to read biography

Jenna Fickes

Click on photo of Dr. Peter Coombes to read biography

Dr. Peter Coombes

Click on photo of Carl Sidl to read biography

Carl Sidl

Click on photo of Athena Steen to read biography

Athena Steen

Click on photo of Gord Baird to read biography

Gord Baird

Click on photo of Sukita Reay Crimmel to read biography

Sukita Reay Crimmel

Click on photo of Tim Krahn to read biography

Tim Krahn

New Society Books logo

New Society Publishers is welcomed as this gatherings new major sponsor! New Society has deep roots in over half a century of working within bio-regional education and front line change making.

Sponsorship is made possible because WE continue to all buy and/or write these important books!  Your participation in the  ‘Advancing Natural Building & Ecological Design Colloquium’ and New Society Publishers book purchases helps to fund the Colloquium events and create matched funding for research going forward.

Essential Sustainable Home Design
Rammed Earth Construction Book
Rainwater Harvesting Book
Prebab Straw Bale Construction Book
Natural Plasters Book
Light Straw Construction Book
Hempcrete Construction Book
Green Roof Construction Book
Earthbag Construction Book
Cordwood Building Book
Link to purchase Mudgirls Manifesto Book from New Society Publishers
Earth Repair - Healing toxic and damaged landscapes book from New Society Publishers
The new carbon architecture book from New Society Publishers

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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.