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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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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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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Project News

  • VIU circle

    KinPark Family Drop-In

    KinPark Family Drop-In In the fall of 2014, the Cowichan Green Community opened the KinPark Family Drop-In at KinPark Youth Urban Farm. Part of a two-year grant from Community Action Initiative, the focus of the Drop-In is to provide a fun, engaging pl …

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Upcoming Events

    • Ag Cafe

      Wednesday, December 9, 2015
      Introducing AgCafe, a chance to sit back, have a cuppa, and chat with other farmers about issues and experiences that concern you such as... Water, finances, crop successes (and failures), new and heritage breeds, new tools and equipment, tool and...
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