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October 8, 2016 was Sooke’s first Ecohome Tour, a tour of alternative living options. The tour featured “seven shining local examples of how the alt. energy, micro-home and natural building revolutions are taking root in the Sooke region.”
On that day, it rained. It poured. The one road into town, Sooke Road was blocked due to a fallen tree. It didn’t look good. At least one of the home owners, Lee Hindrichs (Proactive Health Style), settled into the possibility of low attendance. To her surprise, something wonderful happened: the people flooded in.
Here is her post from Facebook, reprinted with permission:
“The day for the Ecohome tour began with sheeting rain and the only road into Sooke closed due to a fallen tree. Being Thanksgiving weekend we rather thought the tour was a bust. We were about to settle into a cup of tea and a visit with friends when the first carload of folks showed up; after that, the folks just streamed in!
“It was amazing.
“We figure over 150 people toured our place and asked questions about grey water irrigation, rain catchment, solar panels, using essential oils to improve our environmental footprint, composting toilets and creating a food forest.
“It is so inspiring to see how many people are hungry for a sustainable lifestyle.
“The majority of the visitors were from over the Malahat, Langford ,Victoria& Colwood, Sidney, Brentwood Bay along with a few from such far flung places as New York, Melbourne, Ontario and VANCOUVER.
“An inspiring day and a great example of what Transition Sooke is creating.”
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