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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    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! 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 Special Upcoming Event: Register for a medicine walk with Della Rice on June 14th at Bright Angel Park! Call or e-mail Alyssa at 250-748-8506 or alyssa@cowichangreencommunity.org! In the fall of 2014, Cowichan Green Community ope …

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Upcoming Events

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      Edible Garden and Farm Tour

      Saturday, July 9, 2016
      Get ready to take a walk on the edible side! This year's Edible Garden and Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 10AM - 3PM. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each at the Garden Pantry...
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Don’t forget to view our full listing of events and workshops.