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OUR Ecovillage Public Tours

We are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we ask that no visitors drop by on-site. Guided Public Tour The guided public tour begins with a one-hour educational PowerPoint presentation. This will include handouts, reference materials, networking, and Q&A time. From there we will move outside for an additional one-hour site walk. Note…
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January 22, 2018 0

O.U.R. Ecovillage Explorer

With the ongoing request to have more accessibility for folks who wish an integrated short term experience in an ecovillage … we have created O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE EXPLORER!   What does an Ecovillage Explorer do? This program offers you a taste of living in the rhythm of the immersed learning environment of the ecovillage, where your days…
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January 22, 2018 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

May/June 2015: An Update from Brandy: Education and Outreach Coordinator + Co-op Site Liason

OK there is way to much to tell everyone about since OUR last Newsletter but we kind of waited until we had full confirmation on many aspects of the next phases of OUR ECOVILLAGE…and here is the news– After 7 months of full out paperwork, accounting, and incredible spreadsheeting we have OUR full mortgage approved…
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May 23, 2015 0

OUR Events Report (March, 2015)

Well, spring is on its way and the signs of that are very obvious from the return of the robins to the appearance of the first Stinging Nettles here on the farm. The birds are up earlier and the angle of the sun has changed. The daytime is warmer and that calls us out of…
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March 2, 2015 0

Executive Director’s Report (August 2014)

“Roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of summer…” We dreamed about a quiet summer here at OUR Ecovillage. Early morning harvests, refreshing afternoons at the lake, weekend surfing jaunts to Tofino. But, for better or worse, Quiet just isn’t something we do that well around here. While we deliberately have less people on site…
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August 6, 2014 0

SMUS Climbs Baldy

At OUR we are always excited when a new group of St. Michaels University School (SMUS) students arrives at the Village. Senior School students in grades 8–12 regularly come to the Village as part of outdoor education classes or experience week trips. Their five-day visits typically include a tour of the site, introduction to permaculture,…
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October 17, 2013 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

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