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November Co-Op Report; A Season of Letting Go

https://youtu.be/4o044MWvGxA By Brandy Gallagher First off — a correction that needs to be made: A few people read last month’s “Legacy to Bill”, the former owner of the lands, in OUR Ecovillage report and interpreted that he had passed…my apologies!  Bill is still wonderfully alive, home from acute care at the hospital and trying another…
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November 14, 2018 0

Natural Building with Teens

Photo of St Mikes Students on top of Baldy Mountain Teaching Natural Building to Teenagers by Coco Bookmyer St. Michaels teen students gathered around in curiosity and slight hesitation about what they were about to put a hand to, literally. We showed them the brown coat mix that we were going to play with that…
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October 13, 2018 0

Celebrations and Great Plans

By Elke Cole Thanksgiving is one of many beautiful celebrations in our annual cycle. Yes, there’s good food and good feelings at these milestones; and there’s an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and our learning. When I came upon the picture of the wheelbarrow race I looked back at all the natural building groups…
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October 13, 2018 0

A Busy Time for Sustainable Wellness

By Gracelynn Lau October and November are going to be intensive holistic wellness months here at the village! Every weekend til the end of November, our wellness team is hosting 1-day or weekend events for the betterment of your intellectual, physical, emotional, social and planetary health.   With Stephen Jenkinson bringing The Night of Grief…
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October 13, 2018 0

The Transitions of Fall

By Gracelynn Lau October has been the month of harvesting, celebrating, bedding down for the winter, transition and saying good-bye! Like the changes of the weather, the colour and shape of our garden have also been changing fast. Over two weeks our fall crops are booming in abundance: kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, swiss chard and 4 varieties of kales are…
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October 13, 2018 0

DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE…IN COMMUNITY

By Brandy Gallagher These are the days my friends — we thought they would never end; and now they are ending for O.U.R. (One United Resource) friend and family member: Bill! He is the man who was the former owner of the lands of OUR ECOVILLAGE.THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO HIS LIFE…AND HIS PASSING! It is…
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October 13, 2018 0

The Inclusion Project – September Outreach by Coco Bookmyer

As the morning bell rang kids shuffled to their classes in Quamichan school district and eventually the eighth graders made it into the various rooms to where they were to experience a pilot project of connection and inclusivity. The facilitators of this event were a mix of ages from 9th graders to senior citizens, helping…
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September 16, 2018 0

Reminiscing as Fall Arrives – September Garden Update by Jared Dunham

Rain is the new norm around here this week: the drought is broken!  This is great news for the irrigation and watering teams.  With the onset of the rainy season also comes new challenges.  The corn that started late in the season is still growing, but will it mold before it finishes growing?  I tasted…
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September 16, 2018 0

Earthen Floors and Rainwater Harvesting – September Building Update by Elke Cole

Earthen floors and Rainwater harvesting workshop with Gord Baird: September is here and I am still enjoying an “endless summer” with the building team. Noticeably the water in the tank is colder now; so when your hands are in the mud it’s chilly! But the sun is still with us, providing good drying conditions to…
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September 16, 2018 0

Sensitive Dance, Stephen Jenkinson, and the Work: September Sustainable Wellness by Gracelynn Lau

Our team is thrilled to collaborate with internationally renowned artists and teachers bringing a series of wellness workshops in this Fall! Next month we are hosting Stephen Jenkinson’s Nights of Grief and Mystery North America Tour at OUR Zero Mile Eatery. On Oct 17th, a Wednesday evening, the crew is coming to orchestrate an evening…
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September 16, 2018 0