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July Building Update

Building Report By Elke Cole How do you prepare for plastering? Our team is going through the steps to have the site and materials ready for the plaster workshop with Athena Steen starting Saturday July 14th.  The Turtle House will be be our main action place and volunteers are doing last steps in getting it…
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July 10, 2018 0

July Wellness Update

by Gracelynn Lau Summer is the time of creativity, action and growth, reminding us the innocence and playfulness of the children. At the last Wellness Saturday systemic constellation workshop we dived into finding the voice and the qualities of the child within us all. Jan Hull and her constellation team took us into a wild…
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July 10, 2018 0

July Co-Op Board Report

By Brandy Gallagher OK….there is something about the ‘density of time’ which is getting so much thicker and richer that I feel it in every bone of my body this year.  Sometimes it weighs on me and sometimes it is the deepest level of support I have ever needed in my life!!  Isn’t that what…
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July 10, 2018 0

July Volunteer Profile – Thomas

By Neila Toofuny Meet Thomas, a cyclist from Montreal who decided to stop by for a week and volunteer for us at OUR Ecovillage! Q: Hey Thomas, thanks for sitting down for a chat! Tell me a bit about your cycling trip. A: I started in Vancouver, and before I go back to Montreal I…
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July 5, 2018 0

July Farm Report

Our Farm Report by Samantha Caissie   From growing food, growing skills to growing compassionate humans: the garden is a rich place to find ones self. Currently the fruit orchard is plumping up and pumping out radiantly beautiful fruit. Within the greenhouses there are nearly a dozen varieties of tomatoes taking root. This rainy Saturday was the perfect day to head…
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July 5, 2018 0

July Volunteer Report – 3 Months at OUR Ecovillage

By Yan Teixeira  Arriving  I came to OUR ecovillage with a good feeling about the place even though I didn’t know almost nothing about it. I trusted in life and didn’t create expectations – which made the experience better. Arriving at the beginning of the year was the best thing as we were a small…
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July 4, 2018 0

OUR Outreach Update July 2018

by Brooklyn Glass   At OUR ecovillage, we believe that students learn better when they physically lay their hand to the subject they are engaging with. Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom walls at OUR immersed learning environment AND earn credit for it!   So, we have…
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July 3, 2018 0

OUR Building & Site Update June 2018

Clay, Sand and Superstars By Elke Cole What do you get when you mix clay, sand and straw? And What do you get when you mix sifted clay, sifted sand , fine straw (and optional sifted cowdung)? Read on to get the answer… These and similar questions were explored in several natural building teaching days…
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June 14, 2018 0

OUR Cooperative Report June 2018

BETTER THAN EVER…20 years of work! by Brandy Gallagher This spring we rounded the corner into OUR 20th year of living and learning onsite at OUR ECOVILLAGE as a “25-acre Regenerative Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre”. This was an ideal and an idea that was crafted through 100’s and 100’s of conversations of “what…
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June 13, 2018 0

OUR Cooperative Report April 2018

PUPPIES-PUPPIES-PUPPIES and lots of new beginnings…or OUR Coop and more! by Brandy Gallagher Well my whole report started out to be about Climate Impacts but after two nights of no sleep….well yeah we have to talk about a whole new beginning for OUR year – as Katara has just had PUPPIES! 2018 has already taken…
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April 17, 2018 0