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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 SkillsLink Let’s Chop It Up!, and organize Seedy Saturdays to promote the role of agriculture in local community.

 

Project News

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    For the Love of Upcycling

    For the Love of Upcycling: Recycling Senior’s Knowledge of Upcycling                             Cowichan Green Community is offering a series of Workshops, that have been funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, a …

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    Incubator Seed Farm

    Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm   The Cowichan Valley will soon be home to the first of its kind Seed Incubator Farm. Based on the successful ‘Incubator Farm’ model that has been implemented in numerous places to train new farmers, the Cowichan Incub …

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  • KinPark Kids Camp

    KinPark Kids Camp

    KinPark Kid’s Camp Our KinPark Kid’s Camp has now wrapped up for the summer of 2017. Please stay tuned for our next camp season in 2018! KinPark Kid’s Camp is a great opportunity for children ages 6 – 12 to learn plenty about gardening, and farming whi …

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Upcoming Events

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      Upcycling Felted Wool Sweaters

      Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
      NOVEMBER WORKSHOP SERIES: Upcycling Felted Wool Sweaters into Bodum and Teapot Covers: Tuesday, November 14th,  Two workshop times: 10AM - 2PM OR 5:30PM - 8:30PM Learn how to create embellished cosies for bodums (coffee presses) and tea pots. Samples/Examples can be...
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    • #GivingTuesday

      Tuesday, November 28, 2017
      Cowichan Green Community (CGC) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. CGC’s goal this year is to raise $5,000 to go...
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