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, 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! (see video below), and organize Seedy Saturdays to promote the role of agriculture in local community.

 

Project News

  • Preserving Our Wisdom

    Preserving Our Wisdom: Combining the lost art of food preservation with food reclamation   Did you know it is illegal for grocery stores in France to throw out edible food? If caught doing so, fines are high and could even land you a 2-year prison …

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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 Incubator Se …

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    Let’s Chop It Up!

    Let’s Chop It Up! We are currently accepting applications for Term 3 of the SkillsLink program, which runs September 6th 2016 to December 9th 2016. To be considered for the program, applicants must fulfill five criteria: (1) Between 15-30 years of age, …

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