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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    KinPark Family Drop-In

    KinPark Family Drop-In   Welcoming Jennifer Dorby to the KinPark Family Drop-In family! Jennifer will be working hard alongside Alyssa Loucks to continue running great family programs the KinPark Family Drop-In has to offer… In the fall of 2014, …

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    KinPark Kids Camp

    KinPark Kid’s Camp – We’ll see you in 2016! We’d like to thank all the community groups, parents, and kids who came out and made CGC’s 2015 KinPark Kid’s Camp a total blast! We had a great summer filled with games, outdoor education, cooking, and garde …

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    Cowichan Agriculture Training Program

    CAT media share list The CAT team has dedicated a morning each week over the winter engaging in media share sessions. We thought you might be interested in what we’ve watched, heard, and read, too. We’ll keep adding to the list, and we hope you enjoy i …

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Upcoming Events

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      Tastings and Teachings at the Garden Pantry Store

      Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - Friday, February 26, 2016
      Every Wednesday and Thursday in FebruaryJanuary, from 11am-2pm, our Garden Pantry Store will host a "Tasting and Teachings" with local artisans and food producers. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with some of the vendors who retail...
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      Valentines Candy Gram - Youth Outreach Fundraiser

      Monday, February 8, 2016 - Saturday, February 13, 2016
      The Cowichan Green Community's Youth Outreach Team (Y.O. Team) has been working diligently on a Valentines fundraiser. Come check out their creations in the Garden Pantry Store from February 8th-13th (10AM- 4PM). The group consists of 8 youth between the ages of...
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      Water Wise Garening

      Saturday, March 5, 2016
      Join David Pink of Warmland Irrigation and Nora Arajs of Ceres Edible Landscaping for a workshop on water-saving ideas for your garden. The summer of 2015 saw extreme drought in our region and drier summers are predicted to be the new...
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