Kitchen Exploration: Tomatillo Salsa Verde At OUR Ecovillage we make two main kinds of salsa – a red tomato salsa which comes from 14 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes and a salsa verde, or green salsa, made from Tomatillos! We grew a huge abundance of Tomatillos and different kinds of tomatoes this year so we […]
Cascade Hops is flowering in our garden right now, and we are picking you some fresh Thursday morning this week! There are many varieties of Hops, and this particular variety – Cascade – has a flowery, citrus, grapefruit aroma (I encourage you to smell it fresh when you receive it). We all know of course […]
Hello from OUR ECOVILLAGE! This last week has seen a couple changes. We have a new volunteer arrive, Arnaud Raibaldi, who drove all the way from Quebec although he is originally from France. He will mostly be working in the garden with us for the remainder of the season! We are also going to be […]
My Momma’s Apple Dumplings! Featured in your lifestyle box this week is Brandy’s mom’s Apple Dumplings! From wide and far they drove – all to buy the $1 per dumpling treat at a little getaway resort, off highway 99 (seven miles before Whistler), called the Brandywine Inn. This 400 acre family home though once a […]
Kitchen Exploration:Food As Medicine with PURPLE POTATOES Whhhhat – Purple Potatoes? This week we are sharing some beautiful Russian Blue potatoes! They are a vibrant purple on the inside and can make a really mesmerizing dish. What Makes Them Purple: Their dark, vibrant colour actually hints to them being much more nutrient dense then […]
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known as Tulsi, is described in Ayurvedic texts as “the incomparable one” and is considered to be an incarnation of Tulasi or Vrindavani, a consort of Lord Vishnu. It is considered a symbol of fidelity and helpful in attaining spiritual enlightenment, It has been used to support a healthy response […]
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is best known for its versatility in the kitchen in both the flat and curly variety but it can also be valuable for medicinal purposes. The ancient Greeks had a high opinion of Parsley, and associated it with Hercules, the mythological symbol of strength. It has been said that they fed parsley […]
Kitchen Exploration:Healthy Whole Grains Even though for over two decades nutritional advisors have been talking about the benefits of whole grains, it’s an idea that hasn’t made it to mainstream restaurants and dinner tables. Whole grain flour, including whole wheat flour, has more nutritional value than grains that have the bran (outer layer) removed before […]
OUR ECOVILLAGE Cooperative Report: Well the days of COVID19 have changed OUR world yet again….. here we are mid August and had hoped that we would be ramping up for the fall and a season of school children and in person programming by now. We all know that this is not really possible and particularly […]
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OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.
OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.
OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking, from local to global.