The Future of Food is Growing!

Cowichan Green Community Society, (CGC) is a non-profit organization that has been focusing on environmental sustainability in the Cowichan Region since 2004.

We envision a food secure Cowichan nourished by celebrating our connection to food, to our environment and to each other. Cowichan Green Community cultivates resilient, inclusive and healthy local food systems and vibrant social fabric. Our Mission is to cultivate food, community, and resilience.

CGC is a hub for social innovation, community engagement and community building. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like reFRESH Food Recovery, FruitSave - a fruit gleaning project- and community gardens. We also run educational programs like our KinPark Kid's Camp, and organize Seedy Saturdays to promote the role of ecological agriculture in the local community.

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Project News

  • Agricultural Equipment Library

    In 2018 Cowichan Green Community received funding through the Municipality of North Cowichan to begin and Agricultural Equipment Library. We are pleased to bring you the following equipment available for rent! Rental rates are a day rate.   Equipm …

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  • Farming Connections

    Farming Connections                         Farming Connections is a new initiative of Cowichan Green Community in partnership with the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program …

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  • Food Recovery Project

    Food Recovery Project (reFRESH Cowichan)   In late 2018, Cowichan Green Community received a second round of funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to further develop the very successful Cowichan Food Recovery Project. Th …

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Upcoming Events

    • Chow Down Cooking Class

      Monday, November 18, 2019
      This is a free family cooking class! Join our facebook group for regular updates: Please pre-register with Debra by emailing or call 250-748-8506  
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    • Top 10 Farm Financial Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

      Thursday, December 12, 2019
      A participatory, interactive workshop from Rossworn Henderson LLP Chartered Professional Accountants. We will discuss some common pitfalls, strategies to stay on track, and existing resources available to help you and your agriculture business THRIVE!
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