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Natural Building and Ecological Design Colloquium

Live Recordings Now Available!

The 2022 Natural Building Colloquium is an online gathering. for natural building enthusiasts: 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. We will look at where the natural building movement stands in regards to professional support, permits, and finding qualified builders.

Peace Education Program

Restorative Justice Council Circle

May 2022

A new journey into ‘Restorative Justice’ takes us along a path of re-indigenizing and modelling decolonization as we work to transform our current justice system into a community-based model.

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course 

May 27 to June 12, 2022

Join us on land at OUR Ecovillage as we create real abundance and social justice! 

Learn to use a minimum of energy and resources to design and mimic natural systems. 

Study permaculture principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, drought-proof land, sequester carbon, make compost,  compost tea recipes and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more!  

Permaculture Teacher Training

Permaculture Teacher Training

Postponed until further notice.

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings.

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Introduction to Permaculture 


May 27, 28 and 29

With Starhawk, Brandy Gallagher and Charles Williams.

Permaculture in three days; another way to obtain all the basics of ecological design and the permaculture movement for those who can not make a full two-week course! In this introductory workshop OUR Ecovillage will focus on organizing, activating, and educating through their real on the ground permaculture projects.

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AWAKEN: reSTORYing for Resilient Community, Reconciliation and Deep Adaptation Institute

Online and/or on-land hybrid.

Date: TBA

In this time of great planetary transition, we are each invited to join others with the courage needed to reSTORY our Collective Future through a restorative justice journey.  In taking on a path of ‘reconciliation’ with ourselves, each other, the land, and all beings…. the wonderment of new possibilities exists.  The depth and quality of this work requires the diversity of our hearts and minds to make a journey of “reSTORYing” towards decolonization and learning.

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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.