Author: Laura

OUR Cooperative Report April 2018

PUPPIES-PUPPIES-PUPPIES and lots of new beginnings…or OUR Coop and more! by Brandy Gallagher Well my whole report started out to be about Climate Impacts but after two nights of no sleep….well yeah we have to talk about a whole new beginning for OUR year – as Katara has just had PUPPIES! 2018 has already taken…
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April 17, 2018 0


This is the year of ‘partnership’!! Some we have shifted and changed the paradigms within…..AND amazing new partnerships have been kicked off to herald in 2018 with a new feel. With spiritually inspired youth programs to full swing on “Closing the Loop on Affordable and Healthy Housing” (Federal Government) – OUR team has been working…
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February 10, 2018 0

How to Get Involved With Us in 2018!

Only one month in, we already have volunteers lined up and en route from more than 7 different countries from around the world, including several from Brazil and Mexico, the UK, Dominican Republic, France, the US and of course Canada. Many more travelers and could-be helpers are still proposing their contributions and additions of energy…
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January 16, 2018 0

2018 is the year of Action – Sustainable Wellness Update

Are you ready to recreate your relationship with your health physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually? OUR wellness team is excited to help you in this journey with our new Retreat Series this Spring and Summer. Mark your calendar!  April 6 – 8 (Fri-Sun) local herbalist Yarrow Willard from Harmonic Arts will bring his team and their…
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January 16, 2018 0

How Much Natural Building Are you Ready to Learn?

Ecological building: Natural Plasters, 3D clay-sculpting and hemp blocks – those are the workshop topics this year at OUR Ecovillage.  OUR courses begin in July and will be taught by expert builders Athena Steen and Elke Cole, followed by our ecological design and Just Biofiber courses starting in early August.   With OUR “Ecological building”…
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January 16, 2018 0

May I Present Dr. Jessie Speirs ND

Jessie Ann Speirs ND Naturopathic Family Physician     Dr. Speirs came with her family to join O.U.R. community earlier this summer and currently see’s patients Mondays and Wednesdays at Cowichan natural Medicine in Duncan.  We are happy to announce that she will soon be opening her naturopathic practice here on the land! Offering medical…
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October 6, 2011 0

A New Place Called Cascadia

By Kirk Schlesinger, Food Production Team Intern Now that O.U.R. Insight Into GMOs Symposium has taken place, what have we learned and where do we go from here? First, the learning – and it was considerable!  An entire Saturday afternoon was devoted to an in-depth exploration of GMOs. Lisa Haché-Maguire, OUR lead symposium facilitator, summarized…
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October 1, 2011 0

A Summer…. A Life Time of Memories

Time at O.U.R. Ecovillage can seem to slow down but simultaneously hit warp speed.  Then all of a sudden you look up and three months have passed.  It seems like yesterday, Lisa was introducing me on this very blog, I was creating a new home in my tent and learning how to slow back down…
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September 25, 2011 0

From an Outside Perspective

Back in July we had the pleasure of welcoming Produce Blog creator Rebecca and Jason from Vancouver, BC to O.U.R. Ecovillage as they explored the Cowichan Valley Area.  Check out the video from their village visit. A Visit to O.U.R. Ecovillage Video    

September 23, 2011 0

OUR Earthdance

Make sure, if you haven’t done so already…. to get your tickets for this years Earthdance being held at OUR ECOVILLAGE.  With a stellar line up and an amazing opportunity to dance for peace and to Protect OUR Ecovillage forever… it’s sure to be an event not to be missed. An amazing space – Tons…
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September 21, 2011 0