REALLY BIG NEWS! – AND A BIG CALL OUT FOR SUPPORT:

  A message from Gord Baird, one of OUR local teachers from ECOSENSE (Victoria, BC): I have bounced in and out of OUR ECOVILLAGE for some time now, most recently designing their new water systems.  I gave them some bad news this month and let them know that I was going to be a little […]

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Rose at OUR Ecovillage

Healing Herbs: Rose

  Rose (Rosa acicularis) brings to my mind thoughts of budding love, matters of the heart, softness, beauty, and desire. fIn herbal medicine, both the petals and fruit (rosehips) of the rose are used. Not surprisingly then, rose petals are a good supportive tonic for the heart, and the scent of rose contains phenylethylamine-related compounds […]

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Forest at OUR Ecovillage

OUR ECOVILLAGE Cooperative – General Newsletter Outreach

  Having rounded the equinox and feeling the chill in the air….OUR team is finally surrendering to the fall season and BIG changes!  We have moved through perhaps 3 of the most challenging seasons on the land since spring 1999 – and yet in terms of positive change it has also heralded in times of […]

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People at OUR Ecovillage

OUR Eater’s Manifesto

  O.U.R. Vision is to joyfully share food as medicine for O.U.R.selves, O.U.R. land and for O.U.R. broader worlds socioeconomic, ecological and political systems. O.U.R. core approach works toward collaborative respect with all of O.U.R. living companions: animals, plants, micro-organisms and of course humans. We try to keep O.U.R. food affordable, accessible and healthy. O.U.R. […]

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Immune Boosting Turmeric Celery Soup – OUR CSA #18

Ingredients 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil 2 medium-size yellow onions, chopped 10 stalks of celery, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tsp. GF ground turmeric 1 tsp. GF dried sage, or 5 fresh sage leaves chopped 1 tsp. sea salt or to taste ½ tsp. GF coarsely ground black pepper 6 […]

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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.