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A walk down memory lane

Brandy + Lisa + popcorn + a bag of wet photos + a wood stove + a photo scanner = many future blog posts.

December 3, 2010 0

2009 A year in review

I am constantly blown away by the amount of stuff that gets done around here.  Everyone who lives here, who goes off site for a day or more, says the same thing “I always feel like I miss out on so much”.  And it’s true.  Over the weekend, the builders, namely Alexis and Jay nearly…
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December 1, 2010 0

Stepping up to Zero-waste

Even before moving to the Ecovillage, the intention of zero waste was always at the forefront of our purchasing decisions. A far cry from No Impact Man, my husband and I decided to do our part by monitoring and then intentionally shrinking down the amount of waste that came out of our Vancouver apartment. We…
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November 30, 2010 0

Lunchtime conversation…

The lunchtime topic of conversation moves toward the impact of petro polymers – namely plastic. All because we wondered what it would be like to knit a paintball…

November 27, 2010 0

O.U.R newest addition…

Today we introduce O.U.R. newest addition, Lisa Tilson who moved on site a couple of weeks ago and received the YMCA Youth Eco Internship here at OUR Ecovillage.

November 26, 2010 0

New Monthly Newsletter

Good morning everyone… er afternoon?! I am happy to say that the first issue of our new monthly newsletter is now live! Its all beautiful and shiny – full of great ideas for eco-holiday gifts, employment opportunities, past event updates and new goings on here at O.U.R. Ecovillage.  But I’m sure you know that… unless,…
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November 23, 2010 0

Thomas the Turkey

Meet Tom, our flashy boy-turkey. He was lucky enough this holiday season to be too skinny for harvesting, so he ended up getting a years grace here at the farm, looking after the lady-turkeys. That being said, we will have free range chicken and turkeys for sale starting at the beginning of May for 4$…
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November 19, 2010 0

The Way of Council

There have been many times in my life where I have sat down with someone to talk something out, only to find that my heartfelt intention was not enough. Some of these times I found myself feeling more defensive and angry with the person that I was before we sat down and other times I…
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November 10, 2010 0

2010 Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival

The Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival is a yearly event that links local organic farms, wineries, artisans, environmental stewards, speakers and musicians to create a weekend of entertainment and education for members of our local community. This year, in September, the festival also played a large part in kicking off the Protect OUR Ecovillage Forever…
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October 30, 2010 0

Reflections on the 2010 Youth Convergence

Imagine standing together with a generation of people who are to inherit the planet and honestly discussing the current food system paradigm.  Imagine examining a typical fast food restaurant meal and considering the different dependencies that this style of food production has created for itself, such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides and its relationship with…
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October 29, 2010 0