The CGC Newsletter

CGC publishes a quarterly 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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Fall Newsletter

  Fall 2016: Let The Harvest Begin As we move from the summer warmth to fall harvest, you may have noticed an increase in traffic around The Station, KinPark Urban Farm, and at our new Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm on Beverly Street. Fall is a time …

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July 2016: New Projects & Staff

  July 2016: New Projects & Staff Over the past few months, CGC has received a number of questions regarding our activities on the parcel of land on Beverly Street. Well, we are pleased to officially announce that the Cowichan Incubator Seed F …

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Many Hands Make Light Work

  June 2016: Many Hands Make Light Work! More often than not, June is a quieter month at Cowichan Green Community’s office. Typically, we are in the midst of organizing a few events, our staff are out in the field working on garden and farm projec …

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A bounty of farm and food resources

  May 2016 A bounty of farm and food resources CGC was honoured to kick-off the month of May by participating in the Taste of Spring fundraiser. This event, which raised nearly $4,000.00 for CGC’s teaching kitchen, brought together the culinary ex …

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Events, Farewells, and New Projects

  April 2016 – Events, Farewells, and New Projects Spring has officially arrived and, with that, CGC finds itself in the throws of organizing our spring (and summer) events. This month we are busy preparing for the Taste of Spring Fundraiser. Bill …

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A Spring In Our Step

  March 2016 – A Spring in our Step! The countdown to spring is officially on and we have lots in store this month to get you and your garden ready for another growing season. On March 5th, Nora Arajs and David Pink, of Warmland Irrigation, will h …

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  February 2016 This past month, amidst a bit of protest from CGC’s staff, we bid farewell to our amazing colleague Rosalie Sawrie. Rosalie, whose worked at CGC for the past three years coordinating everything from our volunteers to administering …

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What’s New at CGC?

  January 2016 The Cowichan Green Community has decided to kick-off the New Year (albeit a little bit late) with a brand new newsletter format. We know that people’s time is short, so our new newsletter will feature our three top stories and event …

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Happy Holidays to You!

  Happy Holidays December 2015 Newsletter Dear Readers, As we welcome the start of the winter holiday season, CGC would like to thank our members, volunteers, donors, supporters, and readers for contributing to an incredible year. We had a lot of …

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Community Food Resources

  November 2015 Newsletter Community Food Resources Dear Readers, As the harvest season slows down, and as we prepare to enter the cooler months, we thought this might be a good time to highlight some of the community food resources available in t …

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  October 2015 Newsletter Giving Dear Readers,This month we’ve decided to celebrate the act of giving. The recent loss of our portable at the KinPark Youth Urban Farm, due to a fire, (more details found in the KinPark Youth Urban Farm update below …

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    September 2015 Newsletter: Feast Dear Readers,September is a month full of harvest themed events and celebrations, and CGC is primed and ready to enjoy and share the bounty of the 2015 summer harvest! This month, we’ll be attending the Savour …

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Project News

  • Before Your Plate

    Before Your Plate The Before Your Plate program is currently running its First Term, from September 20th to December 23rd, 2016. Applicants interested in applying for Term Two (January 9th, 2017 to April 14th, 2017) may begin applying in December. Befo …

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Upcoming Events

    • Agricultural Land Leasing Workshop

      Saturday, January 14, 2017
      An interactive information session for land owners interested in leasing out their own agricultural land and for farmers or prospective farmers/producers seeking to lease land for agricultural purposes. The workshop is designed to provide guidance and information about lease considerations, managing the risks and understanding property tax and income tax implications. Presenters: Chris Henderson, Chartered Accountant; Howard Joynt, Professional Agrologist.
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