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WHO GOT MARRIED THIS YEAR??

This is the first Newsletter of 2019, and we are super excited!  There is so much to tell, and already we are almost 2 months into the new year. With a well-deserved break we took (somewhat enforced) over the holidays/year-end, we managed to survive the storms quite well despite the losses of power, losses of…
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February 27, 2019 0

My Stay At OUR Ecovillage

By Jessica Slattery I planned a personal wellness retreat at O.U.R. Ecovillage as the beginning of a first physical move back to my beloved homeland. Arriving at the village began a process of unravelling the last twelve years abroad, living in six different countries, giving birth to and parenting two incredible boys, and going on…
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February 25, 2019 0

Eco-Action Update

By Justin Browne With this year’s heavy snowfall in the Shawnigan Lake area, we are experiencing a delay in completion of the wiring and piping infrastructure that will allow us to close of the trenches that currently remain open in the “Closing the Loop” housing cluster. However, the electrical cable has been measured and cut…
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February 25, 2019 0

What Is It…To Marry the Land?

By Dawn Dancing Otter To devote one’s life to relationship with Place, in the promise of constant shift of creation, and the emergence of being in the Creaturehood. To recognize that we walk not upon  Mother Earth, but with Lover Earth. To acknowledge the maturity and growth required to move from being a child of…
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February 25, 2019 0

Reimagine Public School System: “Villaging” Classrooms And Beyond!

By Gracelynn Lau Over the last decades, O.U.R. Ecovillage has been the experiential learning “Living Laboratory” for people of all ages, cultures and professional backgrounds to regenerate their village hearts and minds. It is because we believe that only by remembering how to “live village” – to be in right relationship with ourselves, each other…
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February 25, 2019 0

March – Natural Building Workshops and Opportunities for 2019

By Elke Cole As I write this, I am imagining our upcoming summer with mud on our hands and friends gathering for the upcoming Natural Building Colloquium… which is a little strange considering the fact that when I look out the window I see 2 feet of snow. These weather events bring us to the…
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February 21, 2019 0

November – Experiences in the Gift Economy

By Laura Matsue There was definitely some discomfort at our Charles Eisenstein event last month as we left a donation box for both OUR Ecovillage and Eisenstein. People walked out feeling “uncomfortable” for not donating and most people didn’t understand why they would donate to the village when they came to see Charles Eisenstein (not…
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November 14, 2018 0

Wellness Update – Sensitive Dance Returns

By Gracelynn Lau With the exception of a retreat on Quadra Island in 2006, Claude has never offered organized introductory classes and weekend training on the West Coast. Founder of Sensitive Dance®, Claude has developed professional training curriculum and year-long programs for theatre students, teachers, bodywork and somatic practitioners in Germany, Belgium, Italy and France.…
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November 14, 2018 0

November Building Update

By Elke Cole It takes the right people to do the job. And here it takes the right leader to guide the volunteers. When it comes to working around the grounds of OUR Ecovillage Bernie George is the guy Bernie has a long-standing relationship with us and knows the land and all it’s spaces.  In the summer…
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November 14, 2018 0

November Garden Update – Apples, Pumpkins, and Discovery

By Gracelynn Lau The “Indian Summer” in late October gave us almost 2 weeks straight of dry and sunny days to get the firewood in and to finish up the fall harvesting. This time last year, the heritage king apple tree in front of the Eatery was covered in snow, whereas this year we are…
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November 14, 2018 0