The CGC Newsletter

Each month, CGC publishes an e-newsletter. Featuring upcoming events, information on our current events and projects, and community announcements. Subscribe using the form on this page to learn more about our work in the community.
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Celebrate Seeds

  Celebrate Seeds! Dear Readers,February brought spring to us a month sooner than expected, and Cowichan Green Community (CGC) warmly embraced the lengthening days.  Excited to see the blooming of snow drops and crocuses, we took advantage of thes …

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Love Your Garden

  Love Your Garden :) Dear Readers,February is often heralded as the month of love and romance. A time for cupid’s arrow to strike, the word February evokes images of chocolates, roses, heart shaped Valentine’s cards, and those tiny, yet irresisti …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! At the start a new year, we look forward to all the possibilities that the next 365 days hold. Accordingly, this newsletter is filled with updates and hints as to what to expect from Cowichan Green Community in 2015. From the continuati …

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Warm Winter Tidings

  Warm Winter Tidings! Dear Readers, We take our work at Cowichan Green Community pretty seriously sometimes! If you’ve ever stopped by our office on a Monday afternoon, you’ll typically find our staff and volunteers preparing for a busy week ahea …

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A November Newsletter

  November Newsletter Dear Readers, The month of October brought many reasons for Cowichan Green Community (CGC) staff and board to give thanks and celebrate. From coordinating a host of successful public events to the official launch of our Famil …

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Celebrating Food and Farmers

  October Newsletter Dear Readers,On Thursday, October 16, Cowichan Green Community will recognize World Food Day. A day dedicated to bringing attention to global food insecurity, the theme of this year’s event is the family farm. With the goal of …

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A Recipe Exchange

  September NewsletterA Recipe Exchange * Photo Credit (Recipe Card) Dear Readers,As the weather begins to cool and as the days grow shorter, our staff are reminded to relish the last weeks of warm sunny weather. From walks by the river, bike ride …

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A Fresh Start

  August Newsletter:A Fresh Start Dear Readers,Cowichan Green Community (CGC) is proud to celebrate the completion of two significant projects. First, the exterior beautification of The Station Building is now complete. The painting team has packe …

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Into the Swing of Summer

  CGC Newsletter: In the Swing of Summer Dear Readers, Change is in the air as CGC prepares for the launch of our summer programs. First, if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to check-out The Station’s new paint job, make sure to come down to Du …

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Project News

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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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Upcoming Events

    • Work Party Wednesdays

      Work Party Wednesdays

      Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
      @ the Urban Food Forest   We are looking for volunteers to join us for Work Party Wednesday 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...
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