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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    Let’s Chop It Up!

    Let’s Chop It Up! The newest initiative to come out of the Cowichan Green Community, Let’s Chop it Up is a SkillsLink program designed to empower and educate a small team of young adults with the necessary tools needed to find employment within the Cow …

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    KinPark Family Drop-In

    KinPark Family Drop-In Cooking Class News: Register for April’s cooking classes! Call or e-mail Alyssa at 250-748-8506 or alyssa@cowichangreencommunity.org! In the fall of 2014, Cowichan Green Community opened the KinPark Family Drop-In at KinPark Yout …

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    KinPark Kids Camp

    KinPark Kid’s Camp – Time to register! KinPark Kid’s Camp is preparing for another awesome summer of gardening, growing and cooking fun! We are now accepting registration for the summer. To register, call Alyssa or Jennifer at 250-748-8506, email camp@ …

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Upcoming Events

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      The Future of Farmland and the ALR in BC

      Thursday, April 28, 2016
      The Cowichan Green Community is pleased to host, The Future of Farmland and the ALR in BC: An Evening with Richard Bullock and Harold Steves. An opportunity to hear from two prominent figures in the BC food movement, Richard Bullock, the former ALC...
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      Taste of Spring Fundraiser

      Sunday, May 1, 2016
      Bill Jones, of Deerholme Farm, and the Cowichan Chef's Collaborative will host a fundraiser in CGC's honour on May 1, 2016 at the Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar. This afternoon event will be a long table affair, with individual...
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      Chill Fest

      Saturday, May 7, 2016
        Cowichan Green Community and Canadian Mental Health Association are hosting a second Chill Fest at KinPark Youth Urban Farm to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week. A variety of community organizations will be present to run fun activities, games, music, dancing,...
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Don’t forget to view our full listing of events and workshops.