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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 CSA: What’s in an Acroynm?

Community Supported Agriculture programs, often known as CSAs, are becoming increasingly popular for farmers and their customers, but many who haven’t been exposed to them before aren’t quite sure what they entail. While there are as many options as there are CSAs, the general principle of all of these ‘box’ programs is the same. During…
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January 14, 2015 0

Breath as Medicine Workshop

With Scott Kelly–OUR resident & facilitator-Conscious Connected BreathworkScott is a resident of OUR ECOVILLAGE! He will be offering a group Conscious Connected Breathwork Sound Session for 90 minutes on: Sunday December 7th from 1:30–3:00. A very special journey accompanied by two very accomplished musicians Tanya Devine and Ocian Flo teaming up to offer “Of the…
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November 27, 2014 0

Holiday Gift Packages at OUR Healing Sanctuary

(click to enlarge image and read full details) Come to OUR Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake and treat yourself or a loved one to an incredible rejuvination through peaceful accommodation, delicious and healthy meals, space to walk and wonder, and one of a number of optional treats and treatments for body and mind. Package includes: a…
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November 19, 2014 0

Brandy Gallagher Wins Living the New Economy Integration Award

Brandy Gallagher was thrilled to be recently awarded the Living the New Economy award for Integration at the 2014 Living the New Economy event in November. The category’s description is as follows: While ideas are great, who in this Island best models integrating the new economy principles and practices the most deeply and broadly into…
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November 10, 2014 0

Sneak Preview for 2015!

Can you imagine OUR dairy herd with four goats, three sheep, and one jersey cow?! We are pretty excited…and looking for a bit of help sourcing some items. Specifically we are REALLLLLY wanting a hand non-electric butter churn, a cream separater, milking stools, maybe an electric milker, and any other milking paraphernalia you can see…
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November 10, 2014 0

OUR Eco Village’s Eco business invites you to ‘be the change’ AND support OUR.

Gentle Earth Mission: Global warming, climate change and the abuse of our planet by some of us is very real. Scientist are now saying that how we conduct ourselves in the next 10 years will determine the next 100. We must learn to walk more gently on this planet and Gentle Earth Products mission is to…
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November 8, 2014 0

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT OUR ECOVILLAGE for the Cowichan Valley —

OUR team has worked for the past 8 years on an alternative ‘affordable housing model’ to ‘LIVE THE NEW ECONOMY’ on the ground! With a fully integrated live/work design for well-being and community sustainability we have a new addition! In the last week of October OUR housing cluster added in a fourth affordable housing building…
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November 8, 2014 0

A Letter from Brandy: November 2014

And along comes the winter…after the fastest moving year I can remember, and so much intense learning–now we are working to bed down for the winter and go into a bit of hibernation after the holidays (yes we have to work full out now winterizing gardens and the land in order to be ready for…
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November 8, 2014 0

A Message from Rick Juliusson (November 2014)

OUR “Protect OUR Ecovillage” campaign has been a powerful lesson in how the global community can rally together to make a difference. And it’s been a humbling experience for me, knowing that hundreds of people who could not be here in person sent their support through financial contributions, entrusting me to be on the ground…
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November 6, 2014 0