Power of Hope permaculture practicum at Magarini Children’s Center in Kenya

By Elke Cole Magarini Children’s Center and demonstration Farm is located an hour inland from Malindi, Kenya. The location is quite remote, away from any village center.  Jescar Mbuche and Emmanuel Karisa Baya started this center with bold action and vision to create a place where children in need will get an education and also […]


Natural Building and Ecological Design Colloquium 2019

…where you will meet “cob fathers” and “cob mothers” and gather with other folks who love natural building! Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16 Join us in celebrating OUR 20th year at OUR ECOVILLAGE! We are inviting the natural building community and friends to a fully immersive weekend of learning, gathering, honouring, sharing and […]


h’Art of Community Plaster and Sculpture Playshops

Playing Full-in: h’Art Attack Part 1Sculpture, Plaster and Beauty Workshop June 9 to June 11 from 9am-5pmCost: $220 plus taxes* *Food and Accomodation Upgrades Available As part of OUR’s Awakening the Dragon project, traditional Pueblo clay artist builder, Athena Steen, will teach you to mix and apply a variety of plasters – for sculpting and […]


Gaia Education Training of Trainers Canada

We are no longer taking registration for the course this year. If you are interested in enrolling in the 2020 course, please contact info@ourecovillage.org. Gaia EducationTraining of Trainers Our Training of Trainers course is content rich, action-based, and lead by our most experienced facilitators.  The ToT in Canada will be facilitated by trainers that have […]


Kenya program

Permaculture and Natural Building in Kenya

Advanced Permaculture Practicum : “Power of Hope” Build a community school and food forest in Coastal Kenya August / September 2019 at Magarini Children’s Center and Organic Demonstration Farm almost at Magarini current classrooms toilet building typical local building technique girls Elke helps serving lunch three-stone fire open classrooms meeting in the shade Magarini Children […]


Composting toilets : what, how and why

Composting Toilets: what, how and why Weekend workshop with Gord Baird Friday Aug 17, 7 pm – Sunday Aug 19, 4 pm  Composting toilets are now a legal option in BC. To get it right it’s important to understand options and set up your system in an easy functioning way. This workshop will get you […]


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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.