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Brandy’s Blog (August 7, 2014)

Hello Community friends and family–time passes so quickly in this journey of mine called ‘recovery’!  It is tempting to me often to pick up so many balls that are flying in the air currently and…to run with them.  I have to monitor myself not to simply ‘jump in’ and help so much as is my…
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August 7, 2014 0

Guest Blog: Marty’s Internship Experience

By Marty Hermanek My 8-week natural and community building internship at OUR Ecovillage changed my life in a way I never expected. I decided to take the internship because I was looking for inspiration in natural home building and I really wanted to know how I could build a custom home out of natural, non…
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August 26, 2013 0

OUR People Profile with Noé and Ludo

Friends for three years, Noé and Ludo have been on the road together for several months. Two years into a trip around the world, Ludo stopped back home in France and convinced Noé to join him on the road. After some other WOOFing adventures, the pair came to O.U.R. Ecovillage, where they have spent the…
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June 1, 2013 0

An Insight into The Way of Council with Lori Austein

Here is a closer look at Lori’s story, the woman who teaches The Way of Council at O.U.R. Ecovillage through Royal Roads University. When I arrived on Vancouver Island from Los Angeles six years ago, I knew that I needed to make a new home, a new community for my soul’s work, The Way of…
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October 13, 2011 0

A Food Secure Community

This post from on of our Sustainable Food Production Skillbuilder interns, Keith “Kirk” Schlesinger who has taken on food security on the village in a major way. (My nomination for “Villager of the Month” … hehe… imagine we actually had that.) As the time of the 2011 “Insight into GMOs” Symposium on 17-18 September fast…
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September 7, 2011 0

OUR Policies

Visitor policy Refund / Cancellation Policy Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Policy Community hours contribution HR Policy – Time off and Statutory Holidays Privacy Policy Visitor Guidelines O.U.R. Eaters’ Food Manifesto Waiver & Release of Liability   Please also have a look at O.U.R. Information Handbook & Visitor’s Guide   Visitor policy Introduction This policy comes…
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July 6, 2011 0

Movie Monday: The Mother

in which the mother in every woman is honoured, loved and cherished.


May 9, 2011 0

Dedicating the Green Burial Scattering Grounds

Today marked the dedication of The Commemorative Legacy Project and the Green Burial Scattering Grounds at O.U.R. Ecovillage, the first of its kind in Canada. Since the creation of O.U.R. Ecovillage the idea of a sustainable end-of-life option has been part of the discussion at O.U.R. and over the past 5 months the Project has…
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March 22, 2011 0

Where to put my sadness…

The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster in the North of Japan has brought the world together in a mix of sadness, fear and gratitude for every little bit of life we have. The feeling at the ecovillage is no different. In our council circles, check ins and meetings news of the recent…
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March 17, 2011 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