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SunPumps Brings Solar Energy To Elkington Forest

Elkington Forest was recently featured in an article about a new and exciting technology called SunPumps, in the November issue of International Commerce Journal. This was followed by a similar article in the Canadian Business Journal. SunPumps, created on Vancouver Island by Solaris Canada, have recently been recognized as the one of the most advanced…

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IN LOVE WITH THE MYSTERY

Announcing!! On page 172 of the current issue of O, Oprah has just quoted a passage from Ann Mortifee’s book “In Love With the Mystery”.  She writes in the “What I know for Sure” column about how she has drawn solace and inspiration from Ann’s words, and she wanted to share Ann’s wisdom with the…

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Old World / New World

Old world resourcefulness and New world / Ecological “best practices” Ari Cota, Living Forest Communities VP of Development and the Chief Engineer for the project, is totally jazzed by the resourcefulness and efficiency of the work crews and the ecological care that he sees being exercised. Northridge Excavating Ltd, of Langford, is the General Contractor…

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This Is Your Town

Recently while hosting three  site visits in one day, I met a lot of very interesting people, and I had an epiphany. Simply put… This is your town; it’s not my town, it’s not a company town. You bring the heart and soul, you bring the culture and ethos of this place.  We started this…

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FSC ECO-FORESTRY VIDEO RELEASE

Over the course of the past three years, we have been very proud to participate with the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada for the certification of Elkington Forest as a FSC eco-forest.  FSC certification is the ultimate international standard for sustainability and ecologically sensitive forest management. We are one of several woodlots on Vancouver Island…

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Dancing

Last Saturday, we went up to Elkington Forest with a family who love the unique combination of forest conservation and direct access to hiking (especially for their monstrously large dog – LUKE). They also appreciate the creation of a community that will provide a peaceful place to raise a young family.  As Canadians that have…

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Saturday Site Visit A Huge Success

The first Elkington Forest site visit of 2013, held last Saturday, was a huge success.  We had members from the Shawnigan Basin Roundtable, Planning students from the University of British Columbia, and potential Elkington Forest home owners. What followed was a number of great discussions surrounding the benefits of intact forest eco-systems within the Shawnigan…

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2013 – A New Year and a Whole New Energy

With the brand New Year, we are SO pleased to announce that we have finally, after many attempts, secured a Letter of Commitment for the financing of Elkington Forest.  This will allow us to re-commence the construction of infrastructure and services for all of the building lots in the Trailhead Hamlet and the Midlands Area.…

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