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O.U.R. Ecovillage Calendars!

Now available for pre-order: OUR ‘Year at the Village’ calendars are currently in production and will be available in plenty of time for Christmas. Featuring dozens of photos from around the Village, these beautiful calendars will bring natural building, sustainability, and community into your home throughout 2014. Each copy is $20, with proceeds going towards…
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November 1, 2013 0

Then and Now: Freya’s House

Things change all the time here at O.U.R. Ecovillage, which is why we are starting a ‘then and now’ feature to highlight some of the projects and progress on site. First up is Freya’s House, the first building to be completed and occupied as part of our nine-house natural building housing cluster. Soon to be…
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August 29, 2013 0

2013 Introduction to Summer Staff

Dani: A huge hello to everyone in and around the OUR community! I am so happy to have been welcomed into this amazing space and am realizing more and more each day what an incredible opportunity I am being offered in working here. I have a particular interest in local food and food security (and…
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April 19, 2013 0

Get busy this summer

Every year a number of people take on key roles at OUR Ecovillage helping the kitchen feed thousands of people, the builders educate hundreds and continue developing the infrastructure to support the programs, and the community and the administration to help run the site and host the thousands of visitors every year. Here are a…
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March 29, 2012 0

A tribute: 2011 Food Production Interns

Every year, loads of people move through the Ecovillage. Some stay a day, some a week, some 6 months and some decide to stay. The 2011 Gardeners stayed anywhere between 3 and 6 months (One is still here. Heya Kirk!) and left an indelible mark on the village: Delicious fresh produce, canning yet to be…
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November 10, 2011 0

Office Space II

The moment has arrived!!!! O.U.R. long awaited Community Commons space, which will be apart of the Living Building Challenge, is on it’s way and to kick it all off the demolition of our previous office space, aka Office Space I,  is almost complete. So to fill the void of non-existent offices and house our amazing…
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June 20, 2011 0

My new best friend……..

One thing has always been a bit hard for me here at the village. I sit in the office, fingers to the keyboard and watch as the coolest people come in and out to learn how to build beautiful natural houses and grow fabulous organic permaculture based gardens. I see Mike hanging out with his…
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June 16, 2011 0

Natural Building Colloquium: A review

The 10th Annual Natural Building Colloquium was an incredible success this year with over 100 people in attendance over the 4 day conference. Loads more attended through the livestream (stream has ended) hookup that Javan organized. We had incredible, natural building renowned speakers in our midst such as Kevin Pegg from Energy Alternatives, O.U.R. own Elke…
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May 21, 2011 0

2011 Staff Training

This week we all dropped everything we were doing in our Ecovillage lives and moseyed on up to the Yurt for O.U.R. Annual Staff Training Retreat. This is an interesting feat in itself, being that spring really is in full swing. But somehow, every year, we manage it! The staff training is the one time…
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May 6, 2011 0

Michael Henry Comes to OUR Ecovillage

I’ve got some writers block… which is what happens when I sit and chit chat with a writer about his creative process and the challenges of waiting for the work to pour out, rather than trying to birth it prematurely. All this, immediately after I make a messy stack of notes about what I intended…
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April 6, 2011 0