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Black Tie Exellence Awards… Finalist!

It looks like we’re going to have to polish up our gumboots! O.U.R. Ecovillage has become a finalist in the Green Business category for the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards! I feel the importance of thanking O.U.R. wider community on behalf of all of all of the villagers, for everyone who nominated the…
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March 9, 2011 0

Colloquium update

Nothing better on a rainy day than some good news : Mark Lakeman from Portland (Communitecture.net ) is going to be Keynote presenter for “Building as if People mattered” during the Natural Building Colloquium in May.  Mark is a powerful speaker who first took the hearts and minds of participants of the Natural Building colloquium…
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March 8, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Pass it on!

There is nothing I love more than cute little viral vid. Except maybe a viral vid on taking action against GMOs… For more info check out O.U.R. last post or the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

March 7, 2011 0

Moratorium on Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Today I received a couple of encouraging emails in my inbox, and I thought that I would share: First of all, earlier this week I wrote an email to Dr. Huber who did the research pointing to a connection between Roundup and animal miscarriages. I went out on a limb asked him if it would…
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March 4, 2011 0

70 Hot Chicks at O.U.R. Ecovillage

Yesterday the boys went out to pick up chicks. These boys and girls are going to be O.U.R. free-range, non-gmo broilers for the season. Broilers will be available May 10th, 2011 for $4.50lb. Each bird will be between 5-8lbs. We require a $10 deposit for purchase and they’re going fast! Reserve your birds now (mark…
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March 3, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Economics of Happiness in Victoria

This Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 Transition Victoria is hosting a screening of The Economics of Happiness through Open Cinema. What: Economics of Happiness Screening When: Wed. March 2nd, 2011 at 7pm (doors open at 5:30pm) Where: The Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. (map) Check out this trailer, and this here link for more info…
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March 2, 2011 0

Building affordable housing naturally

This summer O.U.R. Ecovillage has the pleasure of partnering with the founders of Habitat for Humanity: The Fuller Center for Housing to build OUR Affordable Housing Affiliate Project (9 houses altogether) of natural buildings. This Canadian showcase project is the first of its kind in the country – no other site has been permitted to…
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February 25, 2011 0

Roundup & Animal Miscarriages?

Research by professor emeritus Don M. Huber potentially links glyphosate (roundup) & roundup ready seeds with animal miscarriages. Letter to Secretary Vilsack.

February 23, 2011 0

Movie Monday: Global precedent for GMO contamination?

Today I realized that there is yet another avenue of hope with regards to GMO contamination (as I write that, it hits me, the absurdity that one would need to have hope given the lack of knowledge we have about future fallout…) And that is legislation. The video today is a story along similar lines…
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February 22, 2011 0

Tchau Marius, we’ll miss you!

This weekend we said goodbye to an amazing friend. Marius emailed us in the dead of winter requesting to come and volunteer on site. I say ‘dead of winter’ because he was willing to stay in a TENT in the WINTER and VOLUNTEER on site. As I’m sure you know, housing is rather tight on…
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February 22, 2011 0