Ceres Landscaping Team

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Nora Arajs

Nora moved to the Cowichan Valley from Victoria three years ago to pursue her interest in organic agriculture and permaculture. Deeply interested in food resiliency, permaculture, and seed production, she has a Permaculture Design Certificate and is an Organic Master Gardener. Her professional background includes expertise in film production, communications, marketing, online education, and project management. She is excited about developing a deeper connection to the community through the creation of edible landscapes – small and large.


Position: Manager, Ceres Edible Landscaping

Email: nora@cowichangreencommunity.org


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Cyle Serra

Cyle has been getting his hands dirty since before he could walk. His Italian grandparents are urban farmers in Toronto and they inspired him to peruse a career in Edible Horticulture. Growing up on Saltspring Island and schooling in Victoria, he is a recent addition to the Cowichan gardening community. Cyle is excited to hone his horticulture craft amongst the plethora of passionate plant people in the valley.


Position: Landscaper

Email: cyle@cowichangreencommunity.org


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Luca Granata

Luca moved to the Cowichan Valley to pursue his passion for the outdoors. He enjoys an active lifestyle and gets satisfaction from creating things out of natural materials. He has volunteered on numerous organic projects around the world and has experience installing and maintaining landscapes according to permaculture principles. His interest in horticulture centres on urban farming, and he spends his free time growing as much food as he can in his own garden. With a background in Architecture, Luca enjoys using his creativity to design landscapes to be both beautiful and productive.


Position: Horticultural Technician

Email: luca@cowichangreencommunity.org


Project News

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    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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Upcoming Events

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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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