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 our KinPark Kid’s Camp, and organize Seedy Saturdays to promote the role of ecological agriculture in the local community.

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Project News

  • New Horizons – Farming Connections

    Farming Connections                         Farming Connections is a new initiative of Cowichan Green Community in partnership with the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program …

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  • Food Recovery Project

    Food Recovery Project The Cowichan Green Community has received funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to initiate a food recovery project. With the assistance of 4 participants, this project will establish a food recover …

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  • Incubator Seed Farm

    Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm Our Seeds: 2019 Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm Seed Order List *Orders will be processed in order of first come first serve while quantities last. Bulk orders available on request. Please email desired order to kat@cowichangr …

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Upcoming Events

    • Duncan Seedy Sunday

      Sunday, March 17, 2019
      Duncan Seedy Sunday 2019 This annual event is a sure sign that Spring is on the way! Come join your friends and neighbours at this year's popular Seedy Sunday, where you will find: - Seeds for sale and swap - Edible and ornamental plants, trees and shrubs, plant starts and seedlings for sale - Free workshops on Seed, Garden and Ecology-related subjects - A Kids Activity table - Food trucks - Garden accessories such as mason bee homes, pots, tools... and more!
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Don’t forget to view our full listing of events and workshops.