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This is the year of ‘partnership’!! Some we have shifted and changed the paradigms within…..AND amazing new partnerships have been kicked off to herald in 2018 with a new feel. With spiritually inspired youth programs to full swing on “Closing the Loop on Affordable and Healthy Housing” (Federal Government) – OUR team has been working…
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February 10, 2018 0

How to Get Involved With Us in 2018!

Only one month in, we already have volunteers lined up and en route from more than 7 different countries from around the world, including several from Brazil and Mexico, the UK, Dominican Republic, France, the US and of course Canada. Many more travelers and could-be helpers are still proposing their contributions and additions of energy…
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January 16, 2018 0

2018 is the year of Action – Sustainable Wellness Update

Are you ready to recreate your relationship with your health physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually? OUR wellness team is excited to help you in this journey with our new Retreat Series this Spring and Summer. Mark your calendar!  April 6 – 8 (Fri-Sun) local herbalist Yarrow Willard from Harmonic Arts will bring his team and their…
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January 16, 2018 0

How Much Natural Building Are you Ready to Learn?

Ecological building: Natural Plasters, 3D clay-sculpting and hemp blocks – those are the workshop topics this year at OUR Ecovillage.  OUR courses begin in July and will be taught by expert builders Athena Steen and Elke Cole, followed by our ecological design and Just Biofiber courses starting in early August.   With OUR “Ecological building”…
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January 16, 2018 0

EDUCATION UPDATE – Gracelynn

Gaia Education 1st Training of Trainers (TOT) programme in Canada is coming to OUR Ecovillage in 2018! OUR partnership with Gaia Education is extending to the next level! After offering Ecovillage Design Education Certificate (EDE) for 2 years, we have been invited to be the organizer and venue for the first Training of Trainers (TOT)…
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November 23, 2017 0

SUSTAINABLE WELLNESS UPDATE: Wellness Team

We are so excited to bring functional and integrative medicine to the South Cowichan! With a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and deep connection body workers….OUR Healing Sanctuary is open once again! Starting this November, OUR Healing Sanctuary is the new clinic of Marigold Functional medicine (Cowichan Valley location), with Functional Medicine Dr. Danièle Behn-Smith…
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November 23, 2017 0

OUR COOPERATIVE REPORT – Brandy Gallagher

What a year! Here we are as a village, and perhaps as a planet….facing some of the greatest challenges we have ever faced perhaps. So much the work of OUR Ecovillage has focused on creating structure, legal/regulatory processes and frameworks and as always….the human beings  are the ones which can never be accounted for or designed/planned…
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November 23, 2017 0

NATURAL BUILDING AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN AT OUR – Elke Cole

Here’s a question we are asked a lot around natural homes: ‘how much maintenance does it take?’ OR ‘How long does it last?’ While there are no simple answers to questions like that, we are currently revisiting OUR earliest buildings for some re-finishing. The Sanctuary was our first construction project- started in 2003. Since then…
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November 23, 2017 0

Travel – Community – Connection By Ana

For many people travelling is about discovery. Discovering, learning and enjoying… all of them should be in anybody’s travelling experiences. However, there is one that is number one for me: Connection. Connection is what made me a nomad for more than 3 years. Everything for me is about connection. Life in general, not only travelling.…
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November 22, 2017 0

June 2017 Newsletter

Update from OUR ECOVILLAGE Cooperative by Board Chair Brandy Gallagher More than ever we are excited at the shifts and changes that this season has brought us!  As we round the Summer Solstice we celebrate and honour all of those who bring their incredible love and support to OUR Ecovillage Coop in order to keep our…
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June 22, 2017 0