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OUR Educational CSA – Week #5

As the season progresses the garden is beginning to get more and more lush with so many plants and fruits on the brink of ripening! It is a beautiful sight to behold and it fills us with a deep sense of gratitude as we put our hands to the earth and see the magic that is being woven through our interactions with nature. It is a gift to be on this land and experience the deep connection that can exist between food and the people who nurture and cultivate it. This connection has been deepened through OUR permaculture practices and is a constantly evolving learning process. The food we share with you is a labour of love, and we hope you are feeling the difference of what you’re consuming deep within.


July 2, 2020 0

A Note from Freya: Profiteroles

Today’s dessert treat for the Lifestyle boxes are profiteroles! Pronounced pro•fit•e•roles, they are made of choux pastry, a mixture of milk, butter, sugar, flour, eggs and water. When put into the oven, they rise up to make a very fluffy pastry. Then comes the vanilla cream, which is swirled in between layers of the pastry.…
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June 23, 2020 0

Getting to GNOME Your Gardeners

You’re invited into OUR shared journey and new newsletter segment: “Getting to Gnome Your Gardeners” through the eyes of newest intern and gnome: Rootz. It’s bright and early Thursday morning at OUR (One United Resource) ECOVILLAGE, and all OUR on-land hands are actively preparing for your arrival as participant in OUR Educational CSA (Community Supported…
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June 23, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Foodsafe

One of the many ways to define Permaculture is by describing its three ethics: Care of the Earth, Care of People, and Fair Share. I’d like to tell you about how OUR ECOVILLAGE follows the ethic of People Care. One of these ways is by creating a culture of food safety. The first day I…
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June 23, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Stinging Nettle

This week’s healing herb which you are receiving as a tea is the notorious and plentiful Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica). What are some of your first thoughts when you hear the plant’s name? That prickly little rascal? I don’t even want to get close to those things! Well, interestingly enough these plants are PACKED with…
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June 23, 2020 0

OUR Educational CSA Box 2020 – Week #4

One of the most exciting things about a garden is the anticipation of what beauty and bounty is to come. So this week we want to tease you with what will be finding itself in your boxes later in the season … TOMATOES! The greenhouses are filled with little tomato plants from West Coast Seeds…
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June 23, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Plant your own potato!

Here at OUR ECOVILLAGE we practice a no waste ethic, even though sometimes we seem to find ourselves with too much of a good thing. We had some potatoes that we couldn’t cook, so instead of tossing them in the compost bucket, we saved them so you can plant your very own potato plant! This…
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June 16, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Oregano

This week’s healing herb addition to your box is Oregano (Origanum vulgare)! Oregano is a beautifully aromatic herb that originated in the mountains of Greece. Most of the culinary herbs that we eat also have medicinal and healing properties. Oregano is quite high in antioxidants, due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. It…
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June 16, 2020 0

A Note from Freya: The mastermind behind all the baking at OUR ECOVILLAGE

Do you enjoy the baking in your Lifestyle box each week? I also do custom orders! Whether you have an upcoming social distancing event or your simply craving cinnamon buns, I can bake it for you! I am also taking orders for Father’s Day desserts, just place your order beforehand by messaging me on Instagram…
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June 16, 2020 0

Let’s Get Wild: Sense Meditation

This week I invite you to expand and deepen your sensory awareness with a sense meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit outside and begin with your eyes closed, focusing on your breath. Bring all of your awareness to the surface of your skin. How does the air feel? Is it humid or dry? Can…
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June 16, 2020 0