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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

EDE – Ecovillage and Ecological Living Design Certificate

This course is being reworked due to the COVID-19 virus.Please contact us for more information. At OUR EDE, we will teach you how to design communities and ecovillages as “living community centres” and as adaptation models for climate change and social justice in a new global paradigm.​ The Ecovillage Design Education curriculum was an official…
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January 16, 2018 0

Ecological building and Just Biofiber

Ecological building workshop series with Just Biofiber building system 2 weeks of workshops and special events for builders and professionals on the cutting edge of sustainable building. What if the health and simplicity of natural buildings could be joined with the performance demands of high efficiency commercial buildings? This summer we will introduce a new…
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January 9, 2018 0

OUR Sustainable Wellness Team

Aliya Rahemtulla, MD Aliya is a medical doctor with specialization in Family Medicine and Integrative Health. She has also trained in and practices Functional Medicine, which addresses the underlying cause of disease, and focuses on optimal function of the body as a system. Aliya’s interest in healthcare stemmed from the concept of eco-systems. By observing…
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November 5, 2015 0

The Mortgage Lands!

AT LONG, LONG LAST….. REPORT FROM THE FIELD TO FORK! — From EDUCATION AND OUTREACH and FARM MANAGER. If I have heard one statement repeated the most around OUR ECOVILLAGE – it might be “we are almost there!”.  i can only tell you that it feels almost surreal to have ARRIVED!!  At least at the…
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September 8, 2015 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

January 2014 Events & Yoga update…

Contributed by Satiya Hello Ecovillage Friends, Satiya here (site & events co-ordinator & yoga teacher and therapist). I am beside myself with excitement about the acceptance of my proposal to bring a weekly yoga practice to OUR Ecovillage! Beginning February 14th Village Heart Yoga will host weekly Hatha & Yin Yoga practices (3 X a…
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February 6, 2014 0

OUR Green Burial Story

Brandy Gallagher’s Story: Around about 1999 John Skull, from the Cowichan Community Land Trust, sent me an article about Green Burial. This sent me on a journey forward to becoming a major advocate for the combination of land conservation/protection to be coupled with Green Burial. By way of background I should tell you that I…
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October 3, 2013 0

OUR Team Profile: Morgan

Name Morgan Nationality American Time at the Ecovillage I got here in mid-May and will be here through October Reasons for coming? I wanted to do a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) to learn in the classroom and in a hands-on setting about using permaculture in my life and teaching others about it. I learned about…
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August 12, 2013 0

Cremation and Scattering

What is cremation? An alternative to intact body burial, cremation makes use of high temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce a body to its basic chemical compounds. These ash-like remains are then able to be buried, scattered, or retained by family members for personal preservation. Cremation dates back at least 20,000 years to partial…
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July 11, 2013 0