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May/June 2015: An Update from Brandy: Education and Outreach Coordinator + Co-op Site Liason

OK there is way to much to tell everyone about since OUR last Newsletter but we kind of waited until we had full confirmation on many aspects of the next phases of OUR ECOVILLAGE…and here is the news– After 7 months of full out paperwork, accounting, and incredible spreadsheeting we have OUR full mortgage approved…
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May 23, 2015 0

Don’t Forget to Get Your Space in the Goody Box!

WHY NOT JOIN OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)…with a TWIST!! With all the talk about local food and supporting farmland/farmers – OUR team invites the local community to step forward and bring this to more of a reality in your own world! We have a beautiful GOODY BOX which includes so much more than veggie…
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May 23, 2015 0

Summer 2015 Events at a Glance

Are you looking for reasons to visit OUR Ecovillage this summer? We have many many interesting learning and fun reasons for you to take the short 35minute drive from Victoria or an hour from Nanaimo area. May 20–24th Women in Wood Learn to build using wood. Learn the necessary skills to safely and productively use…
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May 18, 2015 0

OUR Ecovillage is Hiring a General Manager!

We promised transition by this spring and it’s happening big time, and on more than one level. We are so wonderfully busy here on the land right now (over 45 people from 8 countries doing the Permaculture Design Course) that we’re keeping this newsletter short and sweet, just the upcoming events from Satiya and the…
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April 30, 2015 0

Mushroom Workshop Weekend: April 10, 11 + 12, 2015

Meet Mycologist Michael Vossen for a weekend of education and inspiration at beautiful OUR Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake B.C. to learn everything about Fungi!! Learn to cultivate and identify wild edible and medicinal mushrooms in your local ecosystem while sampling some of the most highly revered, well-studied and health promoting medicinal mushrooms in the world.…
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March 3, 2015 0

The Sensorium! Workshop with Janelle Hardy April 18+19

Learn more about this experiential, gentle course offered by Janelle Hardy at OUR Ecovillage April 18 + 19 by visiting her website, here, or the event’s Facebook page, here. Food and accommodations can be booked directly through OUR (info@ourecovillage.org or 250.743.3067).


March 3, 2015 0

Breath As Sacred Medicine Retreat April 17+18+19

Come for Global Holotropic Breathwork Day Saturday April 18th, 2015 or extend into a weekend retreat April 17–19. OUR Ecovillage is an intentional permaculture-based sustainable community providing an inspiring setting for this event (ourecovillage.org). Participants arriving Friday will be given a tour and presentation on the healing potential of non-ordinary states. Saturday April 18th is a…
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March 2, 2015 0

The Most Powerful Thing You’ll Ever Do

Emergence Care is a profound healing art that goes beyond our identification with self (ego), deep into the subconscious, accessing our subtle energy and our inner most essence. This subtle energy and inner most essence is always there. When exposed to years of repeated stresses our physical body and mind gets “armoured.” This means we’ve…
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March 2, 2015 0

OUR Executive Director’s Report (March, 2015)

While most of y’all are shovelling snow, I’m looking out my window at fresh flowers blossoming white on a dark pink plum tree. Impossibly, magically, life bursts forth on its own schedule. Through the short winter we spent long hours putting together our finances, plans and relationships, leading to a massive mortgage application to three…
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March 2, 2015 0

OUR Education and Outreach Report (March, 2015)

A fresh start, a new reality, and in some ways it feels like a new sense of community in OUR world! Last year created the opportunity for huge change; helped OUR community let go of much of what needed to transform and to truly embrace some of the founding principles of OUR ECOVILLAGE in a…
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March 2, 2015 0