Tag: workshops

Clay plaster and sculpture

This year Athena Steen brings her son Benito Steen to OUR Ecovillage to join Elke Cole to teach 3 courses on natural building. Whether you are a well seasoned natural builder, a tradesperson greening your skill set, or an artist builder this course has something for everyone to learn with these master builders.  See descriptions…
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January 18, 2019 0

O.U.R. Sustainable Wellness Retreats

What is Sustainable Wellness? Sustainable Wellness + Integrative Health + Community = Healthy Earth Sustainable wellness is co-creating healthy community through teaching the inherent healing ability we each have within ourselves. We offer workshops, retreats, and ceremonies for you to learn and experience the healing power of nature through both traditional wisdom and scientific knowledge. We believe that by…
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November 6, 2018 0

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

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

OUR Upcoming Courses

Courses and Events Westcoast (+ North America) Communities Conference: Restorying Our Cultural CommonsSeptember 13-15, 2019 This conference is an intentional experience of community. Whether you live in an intentional community / ecovillage / co-housing and are interested in joining or starting one, are a networker or organizer, or are new to intentional communities, this conference…
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January 18, 2018 0

How to Get Involved With Us in 2018!

Only one month in, we already have volunteers lined up and en route from more than 7 different countries from around the world, including several from Brazil and Mexico, the UK, Dominican Republic, France, the US and of course Canada. Many more travelers and could-be helpers are still proposing their contributions and additions of energy…
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January 16, 2018 0

How Much Natural Building Are you Ready to Learn?

Ecological building: Natural Plasters, 3D clay-sculpting and hemp blocks – those are the workshop topics this year at OUR Ecovillage.  OUR courses begin in July and will be taught by expert builders Athena Steen and Elke Cole, followed by our ecological design and Just Biofiber courses starting in early August.   With OUR “Ecological building”…
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January 16, 2018 0

Fine finishes: Clay plaster and sculpture

How much plaster do you want to learn? Athena Steen returns to teach 2 courses from introductory to artistic. Choose from a weekend to a full week starting July 14th, 2018.   Sign Up for the Weeklong Workshop here Weekend Introduction to clay plaster and paints July 14 &15, 9 am-5 pm with Athena Steen…
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January 9, 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

ReStory Festival 2018

Restorying Our Collective Future How do the stories of our past shape the way we see ourselves—limiting or inspiring us as we move forward? How can storytelling be used to reimagine the ways we interact, teach, learn, and build healthy communities? How can stories impact our behaviour toward each other, toward our political systems, toward…
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August 15, 2017 0