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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    Cowichan Agriculture Training Program

    Cowichan Agriculture Training Program The Cowichan Green Community was thrilled to launch the Cowichan Agriculture Training program in April, 2015! This innovative one year program will provide participants with the opportunity to learn a wide spectrum …

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    Cowichan Lake Community Garden

    Cowichan Lake Community Garden The Cowichan Green Community (CGC) has been contracted by Island Health to design and build a community garden with local volunteers. The project is in partnership with the Town of Lake Cowichan and was spearheaded by Cou …

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    Urban Food Forest Farewell – July 2014

    Memoirs from a Food Forest The hills are alive with the sound of ‘food foresters’ celebrating the fruition of an amazing food forest project. The time has come to run through the CGC’s community food forest and sing joyfully, while picking strawberries …

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Upcoming Events

    • KinFarmin' Fun Weekly Work Party!

      KinFarmin' Fun Weekly Work Party!

      Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Thursday, April 28, 2016
      Release some stress by pulling weeds and planting seeds at our KinFarm Family Drop-in! Families and youth are welcome to check out the farm and get their hands dirty. It is a great opportunity for people to gather, relax, have...
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    • Work Party Tuesdays

      Work Party Tuesdays

      Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
      @ the Urban Food Forest   We are looking for volunteers to join us for Work Party Tuesdays at CGC's Community Urban Food Forest. If you are new to food forests or gardening, this is a great opportunity to learn lots about plants...
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    • KinPark Kids Camp

      KinPark Kids Camp

      Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, August 28, 2015
      Join us for a fun-filled summer where you can learn how to grow, cook, and eat fresh grown food, learn about bees, recycling, and the environment, play in the park, and make friends!   The Details Who Children Ages 6-12...
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Don’t forget to view our full listing of events and workshops.