The 2019 Ecovillage Design Education Program

 5 weeks comprehensive training

June 28th – Aug 3rd, 2019

Cost: $2410 CAD
(includes: PDC/EAT + EDE)


Inspiration and training for being a response-able catalyst for regeneration

Special Offer

OUR Ecovillage is the only place in the world to get

✓ Permaculture Design Certificate and Earth Activist Training 

✓ The Ecovillage Design Education Certificate

All in ONE course!

in the

  • Innovative tools and models to transform existing social paradigms, including movement towards a more regenerative worldview & practice
  • Nature connection & literacy
  • Social tools for personal transformation, empowerment and leadership & Ecological Activism
  • Restorative Health: personal, planetary & their inter-connections
  • Group and process facilitation, participatory decision making
  • Community building, Non-Violent Communication and conflict resolution
  • Permaculture ethics, principles, tools, & strategies
  • Green building, renewable energy, and alternative wastewater treatment
  • Alternative economic models and social enterprise
  • Dragon Dreaming and other project management tools
  • An artistic approach to life incorporating inclusive spirituality
  • Climate change and regenerative bioregional responses
  • Applying design and implementation skills to real life projects

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Permaculture Design Course and Earth Activist Training
Certificate (PDC/EAT) click here

Time for personal integration, connecting with community,
individual meditation and spiritual work

Integrated and participatory community-building leadership

Special EDE curriculum offer!

If you are OUR Ecovillage PDC alumni or taken PDC with Starhawk, you are welcome to join ONLY the 2nd part of the EDE (May 17-June 2)!! 

For further inquiry, send us an email at


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 curriculum is designed for the place where it is offered. We have a programme for this course that was custom made for OUR Ecovillage by world-class curriculum designers, who will be with you in person to facilitate the course.

To view EDE learning outcomes click here
To study the EDE curriculum further, click here

This course is designed and facilitated as an immersed learning experience. We will be creating space to meet ourselves and each other in lectures, discussions, exercises, games, videos, slide shows, field trips, hands-on activities, design exercises and a final design project.

The programme will run all day with evening sessions about two thirds of the time. There will be time for movement throughout the day, as well as free time to be by yourself and to socialise, including a daily siesta time after lunch; to research in the library and online; days off for rest and integration, and a slow start on Sundays.

The second half of the program is designed for you to move into an intimate, participatory and relatively small learning community. You will collaborate and practice co-leadership with fellow learners, from curriculum scheduling to collective design projects. This teaching methodology embodies the “forming, storming, norming, performing” stages of all community building process that M. Scott Perk elaborated in his book “Different Drum; Community Making and Peace” as an experiential learning opportunity.

Our intention is to support you in deepening your understanding and practice of the art of regenerative design, becoming a pro-active village building ambassador of what is possible. We will examine the underlying assumptions of the current culture of consumerism and economic globalization, and encourage exploration of ways to contribute to the emergence of a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity.

What makes OUR Ecovillage so special?

OUR courses are unique from almost all others as you are stepping into OUR ECOVILLAGE – a 25 acre “Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre” and one of the most built out permaculture projects in North America.

For 19 years Our Ecovillage has been working towards “Lawful Permaculture”; having every innovative design and building project that we have created also be fully zoned, permitted & approved by regulatory officials. 

Through partnering with all 3 levels of government, business & corporate sponsors, academia, and the grassroots of the wider community and it’s organizations; at OUR we bring together a range of professionals, permaculture teachers, regulatory folks, and technical stakeholders ready to train others in the next stages of how permaculture projects can become fully legal – like OURS!

More Questions?

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Call us during our business hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm PST at 1-250-743-3067