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Plan Your Legacy at OUR

Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.

(c) flickr.com / Yarik OK

(c) flickr.com / Yarik OK

O.U.R. Commemorative Conservation Grounds mission is “To provide an end of life option which creates a lasting natural legacy of life whilst protecting the unique land and values of special places like O.U.R. Ecovillage.”

Making the choice to scatter cremation ashes on OUR grounds is an environmentally sustainable way to commemorate one’s life. Our Grounds provide a natural sanctuary for loved ones to rest and friends and family to visit. Choosing to return to the land means choosing sustainable wellbeing for the land, ourselves, and OUR worldwide village. Together, we can make our final wishes become a lasting natural legacy for generations to come.

Contributions made to ensure scattering rights are gifts to the Protect O.U.R. Ecovillage Forever campaign, and are handled by trusted land protection charity The Land Conservancy. These funds go towards the purchase of a conservation covenant to secure the unique land and values of O.U.R. Ecovillage. As the conservation partner, TLC is responsible for the protective covenant, and will issue charitable tax receipts to donors.

There are three levels of contribution one can choose when doing end-of-life legacy planning with O.U.R. Ecovillage.

Woodland Contribution ($5,000+)

  • Facility use of End-of-Life ceremony
  • Recognition on Commemorative Conservation Plaque on Legacy Wall
  • One orchard or forest tree

Orchard Contribution ($2,500–$5,000)

  • Recognition on Commemorative Conservation Plaque on Legacy Wall
  • One orchard or forest tree

Commemorative Contribution ($1,000–$2,500)

  • (Minimum donation for scattering rights)
  • One orchard or forest tree

Our thanks goes out to amazing Village supporter and community member Dinter’s Nursery for their partnership and support in sourcing and providing the commemorative orchard and forest tress for our precious legacy leavers.

Additional offerings

  • Ceremony and Events: Honour loved ones with a sacred ceremony or end of life celebration
  • Facility and Site Use: We have a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremony, gatherings, and local food feasting.
  • Meal Services: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and event catering are available from OUR Zero-mile eatery, offering mostly organic, from our land, and always yummy food prepared by our on-site culinary artists.
  • Eco-friendly caskets and urns can be made onsite by OUR craftspeople and building team using reclaimed wood and sustainable materials and practices. Please contact us if you would like to discuss design and material options.

If you have decided to make this important choice in your legacy planning and wish to help preserve the ECO Village land while at the same time ensuring end-of-life wishes are met, please download and complete the registration materials below. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

For further information

The following forms will need to be submitted over the course of your legacy planning. Please contact us if you would like to go through them with a representative at OUR present to guide you through any questions you may have. Further documentation is available on our page.

Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.