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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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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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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Project News

  • KinPark Kids Camp

    KinPark Kids Camp

    Book now for CGC’s 2015 KinPark Kids Camp! Join us for another fun-filled summer where you can learn how to grow, cook, and eat fresh grown food, learn about bees, recycling, and the environment, play in the park, and make friends. More about KinPark K …

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Upcoming Events

    • Work Party Wednesday - web photo

      Work Party Tuesdays @ the Urban Food Forest

      Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015
        We are looking for volunteers to join us for Work Party Tuesdays 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 plants and ecosystems! Over the winter-early...
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