Kitchen Exploration: Food Security and Ways to Discuss Preparedness – CSA Week #15

Kitchen Exploration: Food Security and Ways to Discuss Preparedness – CSA Week #15 According to Victoria’s Focus Online magazine, on Vancouver Island there is a 2- or 3-day supply of food in grocery stores. With the pandemic, there has been heightened interest in food security and awareness of our dependence on food imports. In addition to […]


Healing Herbs: Dill – CSA Week #15

  Healing Herbs: Dill – CSA Week #15 Dill (Anethum graveolens), a favourite herb used in many classic dishes such as borscht, roasted veggies, pickles and fish dishes. It’s medicinal uses have been almost forgotten over time, but records found in Egyptian tombs suggest that doctors considered the herb a powerful digestive aid even in […]


OUR Educational CSA Week #15

OUR Educational CSA Week #15 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 […]


Kitchen Exploration: Tomatillo Salsa Verde – CSA Week #14

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 […]


Healing Herbs: Cascade Hops – CSA Week #14

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 […]


OUR Educational CSA – Week #14

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! CSA Week #13

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 – CSA Week #13

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 […]


Healing Herbs: Holy Basil – CSA Week #13

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 […]


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Land acknowledgment

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.