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. For the last six years CGC’s mandate has revolved mainly around improving food security by developing strong relationships with local food producers and increasing urban and rural food production. CGC is a community leader, creating and supporting a future where our foundation is built on health and well-being; our environment, economy and social fabric are resilient, inclusive and vibrant; we celebrate our connection to the earth and to each other; and all persons are valued equally. CGC is also a hub for social innovation, community engagement and community building; nurturing the relationships between ourselves and our environment. CGC creates positive change through education, regenerative projects, and celebration. CGC’s Guiding Principles are evident in all of the work that we do: we value inclusion, intention, responsibility, commitment, positive solutions, diversity, collaboration, and environmental reverence. 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 FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project- and community gardens. We also run educational workshops, host the Seeds for Change Speaker Series, and organize Seedy Saturdays to promote the role of rural and urban agriculture in our community’s resilience and sustainability.

Project News

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    KinPark Family Drop-In

    KinPark Family Drop-In In the fall of 2014, the Cowichan Green Community opened the KinPark Family Drop-In at KinPark Youth Urban Farm. Part of a two-year grant from Community Action Initiative, the focus of the Drop-In is to provide a fun, engaging pl …

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    KinPark Kids Camp

    KinPark Kid’s Camp – We’ll see you in 2016! We’d like to thank all the community groups, parents, and kids who came out and made CGC’s 2015 KinPark Kid’s Camp a total blast! We had a great summer filled with games, outdoor education, cooking, and garde …

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    Cowichan Agriculture Training Program

    Cowichan Agriculture Training (CAT) Program   CAT interns with Niki Strutynski at Tatlo Road Farm CAT is a pilot program which provides the opportunity to learn a wide spectrum of ecological agriculture skills and approaches. Over the course of on …

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Upcoming Events

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      KinFarmin' Fun Weekly Work Party!

      Thursday, September 3, 2015 - Thursday, October 29, 2015
      Release some stress by pulling weeds and planting seeds at our KinFarm Family Drop-in! Families and youth are welcome to check out the farm and get their hands dirty. It is a great opportunity for people to gather, relax, have...
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      Work Party Tuesdays @ the Urban Food Forest

      Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
        We are looking for volunteers to join us for Work Party Tuesdays at CGC's Community Urban Food Forest. If you are new to food forests or gardening, this is a great opportunity to learn lots about plants and ecosystems! Over the winter-early...
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      Compost Can Save The World! Session #1

      Saturday, November 7, 2015
      Research has shown that living soils produce higher yields and healthier food–that just plain tastes better. Living soil does this all while at the same time capturing and sequestering carbon. The first step to living soil is good compost. Yes,...
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