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Movie Monday: What is Permaculture?

In the permaculture design certificate course that I took here in August of 2010, one of the first things we talked about was how we define permaculture and wow, there are literally as many variations on the definition of it as there are people on the planet! One of the more comprehensive definitions I’ve come…
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January 17, 2011 0

Why Green Cremation?

We can all agree that we are moving into a time in our conscious evolution as human beings where we are beginning to realize that sustainability doesn’t end with our lifestyle choices but can extend beyond our lifetime with our end-of-life decisions. This is not a simple conversation because opinions vary so widely about the…
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January 13, 2011 0

Come help us build our lending library!

I had a brilliant idea a couple of days ago while writing the Truthteller Post. Well, maybe I didn’t have this idea, cause Patrick had it in his mind to do before, but I might have skillfully plucked it out of the collective consciousness…. Anyhow, the idea is that we have signed up for an…
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January 13, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Truthteller

I’ve always had a bit of a problem keeping my mouth shut. For a long time it was more of a curse than a gift, often leaving me a little embarrassed in the wake of many an overzealous bout of out of control ‘more-honest-than-most-can-take’ verbal diarrhea. As I grew older I came to realize that…
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January 11, 2011 0

Finally you can see us on TV!

Well, it took a little while to round it up, but here it is – our Shaw TV spot – if you haven’t seen it just yet! Unfortunately its not a YouTube vid, so you can’t watch it right here, but I hope you’ll check it out and let us know what you think!


January 7, 2011 0

How do you like our website improvements?

Some of you might have noticed the sore lack of blog interaction over the holidays? I hope that this post will give you an idea of just what we’ve been up to, even though we haven’t captured it in real time. The biggest change is the new architecture of the website.  Justin and I have…
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January 7, 2011 0

Imitation, the highest form of flattr-y

No, that’s not a spelling error… its all the rage on the web right now, and I want you to follow suit. I need you to know that my motives are entirely selfish. I want to give you money for what you are doing. The deal is that I have given myself a certain amount…
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January 4, 2011 0

As the turtle turns

In which I examine the darkness beneath the light of a full moon eclipse.


December 22, 2010 0

Green Burial at O.U.R Ecovillage

Everyone at O.U.R. Ecovillage strives to achieve sustainability in all aspects of the lifestyle we have chosen to live.  On personal levels, we are working for sustainable relationships with each other, with work and with play.  As a village we are constantly trying new ways of planting, growing, cultivating and harvesting food, building our infrastructure…
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December 20, 2010 0

The roof… the roof…

A beautiful red roof on a blustery day at the ecovillage


December 9, 2010 0