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OUR Natural Building

Interested in taking a course in Natural Building? Visit OUR Events page to see our current offerings. What is Natural Building? Natural Building is building structures using materials such as cob, straw bale, natural plasters and timber frame; materials that occur naturally with as little processing as possible. It is the integration of natural resources…
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January 22, 2018 0

2018 is the year of Action – Sustainable Wellness Update

Are you ready to recreate your relationship with your health physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually? OUR wellness team is excited to help you in this journey with our new Retreat Series this Spring and Summer. Mark your calendar!  April 6 – 8 (Fri-Sun) local herbalist Yarrow Willard from Harmonic Arts will bring his team and their…
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January 16, 2018 0


Gaia Education 1st Training of Trainers (TOT) programme in Canada is coming to OUR Ecovillage in 2018! OUR partnership with Gaia Education is extending to the next level! After offering Ecovillage Design Education Certificate (EDE) for 2 years, we have been invited to be the organizer and venue for the first Training of Trainers (TOT)…
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November 23, 2017 0

Look Who’s At OUR – And Honor The Shifts And Goodbye’s Newsletter

Well, reports about the arrival of spring have been greatly exaggerated. Cold weather and lots of rain continued to dominate the weather scene this month. But this hasn’t dampened the spirits of the OUR Ecovillagers and volunteers who have been leaning into spring with planting, greenhouse repairs, waste water treatment and deck construction and new…
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April 26, 2017 0

Big Changes As The New Season Unfolds…March 2017 Newsletter

After an unusually long, cold and snowy winter, spring has finally arrived! We are very fortunate that our fruit trees, berry bushes and all site infrastructure more than stood up to the test of such a trial! Incredible gratitude and thanks to OUR winter team and their loving care. Unfortunately, the weather conditions were such that…
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March 24, 2017 0

Natural Building Update with Elke Cole

After 3 months of holding the focus on the Eco Nest, we have shifted to the Turtle house. It’s a change as the two buildings are very different in Character and also in tasks. Two large piles of fresh “bob-cob” sitting in front of the house and a handful of builders working to the sound…
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September 7, 2015 0

A Message From OUR New Stewardship Council

Hello Community My name is Jason Guille and I’m a Director of the OUR Community Association non-profit. For the last 3 years I have been supporter and project contributor at OUR, before joining the Board before Christmas. With Brandy’s recent diagnosis of a major health issue–we find ourselves at an abrupt pivot point in OUR…
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April 1, 2014 0

West Coast Maple Syrup—It Can Be Tapped!

I don’t know about you, but until this year, I always thought that maple syrup was a strictly East coast domain. Perhaps the imagery of a Quebec sugar shack or whimsical pictures of draft horses pulling sleighs through snowy maple trees gave me that impression. This year, though, I discovered that we can tap trees…
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February 27, 2014 0

Executive Director’s Report December 2013

Here we are at OUR last Newsletter of the year for 2013!  At this point I am stranded in Victoria having just finished the wind up of the Living the New Economy Conference and sitting tight before getting home to do last touches for the soft opening of OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery with the…
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December 6, 2013 0

Another Life is Possible–Life in the Shire (Guest Post)

Silvia and her family recently stayed at OUR Ecovillage for a few days, about which she wrote the following blog post, re-posted with permission. Thanks so much for coming to stay, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again, soon! To read more of Sylvia’s blog, click here. — Sometimes three days are enough to…
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August 22, 2013 0