Category: Ecolife

Overnight at Northern Sun

This past weekend the family had an opportunity to stay overnight at Northern Sun Farm, an off-grid ecovillage here in Manitoba.  It was a perfect get away and offered some much needed downtime after several very intense weeks. We met

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Summer 2017 Update

The lack of posts on this blog is a real testament to how busy I have been with my projects. The Co-Creator is a newsletter I have been working on since about the time I last updated this blog. The

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Manitoba EcoJournal: Northern Sun Farm Ecovillage

I recently interviewed Gerhard Decker about the Northern Sun Farm Coop ecovillage.  This interview, together with photos of Northern Sun Farm, can be found in the Spring edition of the Manitoba EcoNetwork EcoJournal.  He talks about what it’s like living

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A Brief Update

More updates are coming that include another post on Twin Oaks as well as a new ecovillage startup in Virginia called Cambia.  I also have talks in the works for people who want to learn more about ecovillages.  You will

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NatureSummit, a retreat for educators

NatureSummit is a retreat for educators to learn about and get ideas for helping children feel a sense of wonder outdoors. Occuring every two years, it is scheduled for September 16-18, 2016 at Camp Manitou. I’m excited to mention that

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Beyond Earthships, Ecovillages

Earthships can transform single-family living, significantly reducing the costs and expenses.  Ecovillages take it a step farther, transforming communities and bringing the total cost of living down to near zero or below.

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The Community Directory Kickstarter is the largest online directory of intentional communities and ecovillages on the internet. They have been around since 1987 and work to support communities everywhere. They run a magazine, a bookstore and more. This Christmas season, why not give

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More Ecovillage Research

I’ve been doing research and reaching out again, setting up visits to ecovillages for my family.  There are a number of family farms here in Manitoba, and I’m in contact with one for a November visit.  I’m also looking for

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Permaculture Earthworks in Manitoba

About two weeks ago I became aware of a farm not too far from Gimli that has employed permaculture in designing their landscape.  A friend took me to visit it, and I was really excited to see what I saw. Using bulldozers

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Twin Oaks on ABC News

Having visited Twin Oaks, I like to share what I find of them. The video below has got to be one of the few times that mainstream media has given a fair look at an ecovillage. There still are quotes

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