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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

  • 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 Registration is now taking place for our fourth year of KinPark Kid’s Camp begins this summer, July 4th at the KinPark Urban Farm! Please read the following for more details and for our registration package. KinPark Kid’s Camp is a g …

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Upcoming Events

    • T-Shirt Yarn

      Upcycling T-Shirts: Creating and using T-Yarn

      Monday, June 26, 2017
        Date: Monday, June 26th Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Cost: FREE - pre-registration is required. Where: 360 Duncan Street, Duncan. Cowichan Green Community Meeting Room What is T-Yarn? Learn how to make yarn from t-shirts. In this workshop, we...
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      Edible Garden and Farm Tour

      Saturday, July 8, 2017
          Get ready to take a walk on the edible side! This year's Edible Garden and Farm Tour will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 10AM - 3PM. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each at the...
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