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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, 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 programs like our KinPark Kid’s Camp, and organize Seedy Saturdays to promote the role of agriculture in local community.

 

Project News

  • Family Food Preservation Workshops

    FREE FAMILY PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS Funded by Our Cowichan Communities Health Network (OCCHN), Cowichan Green Community (CGC) is hosting a series of FREE food preservation workshops geared toward young families.  This project aims to teach or feature a …

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  • Food Recovery Project

      Food Recovery Project – January to October 2018 The Cowichan Green Community has received funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to initiate a food recovery project. With the assistance of 4 participants, this proj …

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    Incubator Seed Farm

    Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm   The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm (CISF) is a growing project that addresses food security in the Cowichan Region.  Located on Municipality of North Cowichan land on Beverly Street, the Incubator Farm team has been bu …

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Upcoming Events

    • Love of Upcycling March Workshops

      Tuesday, March 6, 2018
      Garden Totes Date: Tuesday March 06 Two Workshop Times: 10 am to 2:00 pm OR 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Fee: Due at time of Registration- $30/person/workshop OR $25 if registered on/before Feb 28th. We will be Upcycling canvas/twill pants, recovered...
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    • Duncan Seedy Sunday- 2018

      Sunday, March 18, 2018
      Cowichan Green Community is pleased to announce that we will host the 10th annual Duncan Seedy Sunday. On March 18th, 2018, this family- friendly event will be taking place at the Cowichan Tribes Si’em Lelum Gymnasium (5574 River Road, Duncan, BC). An...
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    • LOVE OF UPCYCLING MARCH WORKSHOPS

      Tuesday, March 20, 2018
      Gardening Aprons Date: Tuesday March 20th Two Workshop Times: 10 am to 2:00 pm OR 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Fee: Due at time of Registration- $30/person/workshop OR $25 if registered on/before Mar. 13th We will be Upcycling recovered fabrics, marketing...
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