O.U.R. Ecovillage
2024 Permaculture Design Program  

2024 ~ Designing for Regenerative Living & Re-Villaging

 We recognize that ‘we are all teachers and we are all learners’…this grouping of teachers, adult learners, parents, and youth will take a deep dive into engagement within a relational pedagogy and ‘kinship worldview’. Shifting patterns, exploring worldviews, and practicing tools and capacity building creates new possibilities when stepping into deep-dive ‘probiotic’ ecological knowledge building.

June 28 – July 14, 2024 

Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada

O.U.R. Ecovillage and Starhawk – Earth Activist Training (E.A.T.) are offering a variety of opportunities for people of all ages and lived experience to gather and co-create an experiential adventure that will be a transformative inquiry into how we might all learn to hold each other as we heal into the beauty of the certainly uncertain future…and listen to what calls us forward.

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Kindling Wisdom: A Social Permaculture Convergence

June 28 – 30th

with Starhawk

Wahinkpe Topa (Four Arrows) Hiinahcit (PEtrina DEzALl) • NALA WALLA


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Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture in three days! The basics of ecological design and understanding of the permaculture movement for those who cannot attend a full two-week course!

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Permaculture Design Certificate Program

Earth Activist Training’s Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) with Starhawk is a most needed and ethical choice for learning in these uncertain times of change. Learn how to design human systems that mimic natural systems, explore climate change adaptation strategies (and the IPCC Report), and use a minimum of energy and resources to create real abundance and social justice.

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PDC Upgrade

(for certified permaculture graduates only)

This course is for permaculture design certification graduates who are looking to refresh their knowledge and apply their skills in an immersive on-land and in-person environment. This unique upgrade course is 59% off of regular pricing for the full Permaculture Design Certification course with all the same lessons, instructors, and hands-on learning. This is an amazing offering!

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Re-Villaging Family Camp

We ask ourselves, “How can we ‘go village’ if we can’t make space for our children and families to learn regenerative practice and permaculture design thinking together?” Our answer is to offer an all-inclusive, permaculture learning experience for family groups. Come along with the youth and elders of your “family” group.

Over the two week program, “the Little Permie” and “the Adult Permie” will learn the same topics, practical principles and guiding design methods. There will be many functional, hands-on workstations suitable for various skills, interests, and ages. The daily schedule is specially designed to suit kids’ down-time and adults’ extensive design group projects as there will be optional sessions in the evenings for learners who want to deepen their discussion and research on particular topics.

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O.U.R. Commitment to Decolonizing Permaculture and Truth and Reconciliation

Healing of the people MUST include healing of the land.

What is a land acknowledgment and why do we start each circle doing one? We begin our gatherings by recognizing the longstanding history of the land where we each reside. We name the Indigenous Peoples who belong to the land and to whom the land belongs, and draw attention to the ongoing reality of occupation and settler colonialism.

As we begin any process towards healing the land, we must know the history of the land, and who is part of the land we want to heal. We do this to aim our efforts and intentions towards supporting Indigenous communities, and to inspire others to do the same.

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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.