OUR Schools

Learning by doing

O.U.R. offers programs designed for students of all ages to strengthen learning around sustainability with an integrated systems approach. The concept of a holistic approach to ecology aims to demonstrate the integrated relationships between the provision of food, fibre, and energy for human needs in an environmentally sustainable way.

Students have the opportunity to experience cob construction, animal husbandry, gardening and harvesting, cooking as well as understanding the theoretical principles behind this unique and worldwide approach to the global challenge of climate change.

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OUR Academic Goals

Students participating in programs at OUR Ecovillage will emerse themselves in a broad range of learning opportunities.

We are commited to providing quality education to our future generations.

Encouraging Outcomes

• Explore issues of sustainability and best practices to seek solutions on both a local and global scale

• Encourage participants to share their own definition and perceptions on environmental protection and impact

• Equip participants with highly-transferable leadership skills to be agents of change within their own communities

• Guide participants in making a meaningful impact, locally and globally as environmental stewards

• Develop an awareness and understanding of a systemic approach to environmental practices through discussions, activities and volunteering

Covering a Spectrum of Topics

• Green technology

• Ecosystems and human impact

• Environmental sustainability practices

• Introduction to global citizenship

• Leadership competencies

• Environmental management and practices

A Note for Bookings

1. The minimum number of students is 12 for day programs and 8 for longer programs.

2. Group discounts are available. When you select the number of students, your price will be adjusted accordingly.

3. Payment is by credit card. If you would like to pay by another method, please call us to make a booking. 250-743-3067 or contact us.


Lunch: additional $10/day


Includes all meals. Accommodation optional.


Includes all meals. Accommodation optional.

* Please Note:

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, we are not accepting bookings at this time. If you have alternative propositions for how we can collaborate and continue to educate students on regenerative living, please CONTACT US. We would love to hear from 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.