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

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Project News

  • New Horizons – Farming Connections

    Farming Connections is a new initiative of the Cowichan Green Community in partnership with the Government of Canada which focuses on bringing farmers out of the isolating lifestyle that farming creates. Our goal is to engage ageing farmers by holding …

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  • Family Food Preservation Workshops

    FREE FAMILY PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS Funded by Our Cowichan Communities Health Network (OCCHN), Cowichan Green Community (CGC) is hosting a series of FREE food preservation workshops geared toward young families.  This project aims to teach or feature a …

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  • Food Recovery Project

      Food Recovery Project – January to October 2018 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 proj …

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Upcoming Events

    • Upcycling Workshop-using Men's Ties

      Tuesday, May 29, 2018
      In this workshop you will learn how to make two different types of small zippered bags from Men's Ties. We will be making a travel or makeup bag and a glasses holder from upcycled men's ties!  A great idea for future...
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    • 2018 CGC AGM

      Tuesday, May 29, 2018
      CGC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is fast approaching on May 29th and we wanted to invite you to this years event! Please join us for an evening of community anchored by shared food and a updates on what the Cowichan's Food Recovery Program...
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Don’t forget to view our full listing of events and workshops.