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Let’s Get Wild: Fox Walking – CSA Week #2

Let’s Get Wild! Fox Walking This week we invite you to take ‘earthing’, the practice of having your bare feet on the ground to the next level with a practice called fox walking. We learned this practice from the Kamana Wilderness Awareness School. Fox walking is a way of moving that will help you become…
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June 10, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Broccoli Leaves | Brazilian-Style Black Beans with Fennel

Broccoli Leaves In the OUR Educational CSA box this week you are receiving large broccoli leaves, which many people don’t realize are completely edible and delicious! As permaculturalists it is so important to use every part of the foods we grow or buy in order to avoid waste. So we thought these broccoli leaves would…
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June 10, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Fennel

This week’s healing herb addition to your box is fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). But this is not the fennel you may be used to seeing at the grocery store, this is a ‘bitter’ fennel who’s dill-like leaves and seeds are traditionally used as a medicine.  Herbalists often use bitter fennel as a warming herb to support…
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June 9, 2020 0

OUR Educational ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ (CSA) Food Box 2020 – Week #2!

A Note From OUR Team Hello OUR CSA Members!  It was a great pleasure to connect with you all last week.  We miss having OUR friends on the land and having you come through, even if it was for a brief moment, was such a treat for us all. As we reflected this week on…
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June 9, 2020 0

Awaken: Designing for Community Resiliency and Deep Adaptation Internship Introduction

OUR ECOVILLAGE, along with a group of passionate people, are co-creating a program designed for times of planetary transition. Building community resilience, developing an open model for communities on-boarding programs, connecting participants to what they can contribute to Planet’s needs, and understanding best ways of interacting groups embarking on the most diverse-unique ways, are some…
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June 3, 2020 0

Co-op Report June 3, 2020

Hello to all of OUR dear friends and collaborators. This has been the most incredibly challenging and yet the most incredibly potent with possibility Spring that we can remember (maybe we say that on a yearly basis?) – and the journey of COVID-19 has continued to teach us all the powerful ability to live into…
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June 3, 2020 0

Let’s Get Wild! CSA Week #1

By: Kira Gillingwater, Intern at OUR Ecovillage, Instagram: @swamp.daughter  Each week during the CSA we are going to have a Let’s Get Wild! exercise that can be done at home. This week we invite you to a practice called ‘earthing’. Earthing is to go outside and spend some time walking with your bare feet on the…
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June 3, 2020 0

Kitchen Exploration: Rubbed Kale Salad – CSA 2020 Week 1

This week in the OUR Educational ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ (CSA) Food Box you are also receiving one of the healthiest and most delicious plants: Curly Kale! The thing you’ve got to know about the bunch of kale that you received is it isn’t great to eat raw. Sure, go ahead and cook it into your omelet;…
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June 2, 2020 0

Healing Herbs: Lovage

By: Angelica Fisher, Intern with OUR Ecovillage – Instagram: @angel_fish254 Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is a botanical that acts as a mild diuretic which supports the body’s water ways by helping to flush out excess fluid. Due to this quality if you are struggling with kidney stones this herb will help stimulate urine flow without the…
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June 2, 2020 0

Welcome to OUR Educational ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ (CSA) Food Box 2020 – Week #1!

The CSA is a fantastic way to strengthen the community by directly connecting locals to farmers, which reduces food waste and focuses on quality, sustainability and building relationships over profit. OUR mission is to educate, inspire, and transform by co-creating a thriving learning community and permaculture demonstration site. OUR Educational CSA includes special content to…
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June 2, 2020 0