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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  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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Edible Landscapes

  August 2015 Newsletter: Edible Landscapes Dear Readers,The 6th annual Edible Garden & Farm Tour will take place in just over two weeks and we are so excited by the diverse array of gardens and farms that are participating in this year’s tour …

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Taking Stock

  July 2015 Newsletter: Taking Stock Dear Readers,On June 16th, CGC celebrated another successful AGM. With over 100 people in attendance, the venue was packed with guests eager to dig into a local food potluck (thank you Transition Cowichan for c …

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Planning for Summer

  June 2015 Newsletter: Planning for Summer Dear Readers,Summer is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! Now, we know we live in a climate where we can do most summer activities all year round. However, not all of us are brave enoug …

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Gratitude for Community

  Grateful for Community: May 2015 Dear Readers,As Cowichan Green Community’s (CGC) Annual General Meeting approaches, we often find ourselves discussing our relationship with our membership. Fortunate to have a strong and active membership, we ar …

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Hatching New Projects!

  Hatching New Projects! Dear Readers, Fun Food Fact: Did you know that each day of the year is associated with a food holiday, or day of observance?  For example, within North America, January 20th is a day devoted to cheese lovers, the potato is …

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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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Project News

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    KinPark Family Drop-In

    KinPark Family Drop-In   Welcoming Jennifer Dorby to the KinPark Family Drop-In family! Jennifer will be working hard alongside Alyssa Loucks to continue running great family programs the KinPark Family Drop-In has to offer… In the fall of 2014, …

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Upcoming Events

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      Tastings and Teachings at the Garden Pantry Store

      Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - Friday, February 26, 2016
      Every Wednesday and Thursday in FebruaryJanuary, from 11am-2pm, our Garden Pantry Store will host a "Tasting and Teachings" with local artisans and food producers. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with some of the vendors who retail...
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