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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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 

  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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Giving

  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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Feast

    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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Project News

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    Let’s Chop It Up!

    Let’s Chop It Up! The newest initiative to come out of the Cowichan Green Community, Let’s Chop it Up is a SkillsLink program designed to empower and educate a small team of young adults with the necessary tools needed to find employment within the Cow …

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Upcoming Events

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      Chill Fest

      Saturday, May 7, 2016
        Cowichan Green Community and Canadian Mental Health Association are hosting a second Chill Fest at KinPark Youth Urban Farm to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week. A variety of community organizations will be present to run fun activities, games, music, dancing,...
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