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Reimagine Public School System: “Villaging” Classrooms And Beyond!

By Gracelynn Lau Over the last decades, O.U.R. Ecovillage has been the experiential learning “Living Laboratory” for people of all ages, cultures and professional backgrounds to regenerate their village hearts and minds. It is because we believe that only by remembering how to “live village” – to be in right relationship with ourselves, each other…
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February 25, 2019 0

March – Natural Building Workshops and Opportunities for 2019

By Elke Cole As I write this, I am imagining our upcoming summer with mud on our hands and friends gathering for the upcoming Natural Building Colloquium… which is a little strange considering the fact that when I look out the window I see 2 feet of snow. These weather events bring us to the…
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February 21, 2019 0

November – Experiences in the Gift Economy

By Laura Matsue There was definitely some discomfort at our Charles Eisenstein event last month as we left a donation box for both OUR Ecovillage and Eisenstein. People walked out feeling “uncomfortable” for not donating and most people didn’t understand why they would donate to the village when they came to see Charles Eisenstein (not…
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November 14, 2018 0

Wellness Update – Sensitive Dance Returns

By Gracelynn Lau With the exception of a retreat on Quadra Island in 2006, Claude has never offered organized introductory classes and weekend training on the West Coast. Founder of Sensitive Dance®, Claude has developed professional training curriculum and year-long programs for theatre students, teachers, bodywork and somatic practitioners in Germany, Belgium, Italy and France.…
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November 14, 2018 0

November Building Update

By Elke Cole It takes the right people to do the job. And here it takes the right leader to guide the volunteers. When it comes to working around the grounds of OUR Ecovillage Bernie George is the guy Bernie has a long-standing relationship with us and knows the land and all it’s spaces.  In the summer…
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November 14, 2018 0

November Garden Update – Apples, Pumpkins, and Discovery

By Gracelynn Lau The “Indian Summer” in late October gave us almost 2 weeks straight of dry and sunny days to get the firewood in and to finish up the fall harvesting. This time last year, the heritage king apple tree in front of the Eatery was covered in snow, whereas this year we are…
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November 14, 2018 0

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