Cowichan Lake Community Garden

Background

The Cowichan Green Community (CGC) was contracted by Island Health to design and build a community garden with volunteers in Lake Cowichan. The quarter acre garden is located in Centennial Park, on the Town of Lake Cowichan property.  Volunteer work parties have been in action since November 2014.

In April 2015, Tree Canada with their funding partners Loblaw, Telus and Silk, granted the CGC further funding to plant the food forest area of the garden and provide educational workshops for the public.

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Garden Plan

The Garden

Locals in the Cowichan Lake area now have a super sunny and beautiful community garden space for growing their own tasty, nutritious food!  The garden can be accessed through the entrance of the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena at 311 South Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan.  The entrance gate is across from the baseball field.

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The garden design includes an area with raised wooden boxes for garden members to grow their own vegetables in, a compost and soil building demonstration area, tool shed, a community gathering place with picnic tables and a food forest. The entire garden is fenced to keep deer and elk out.

Other gardeners will be around to chat to and also to share gardening knowledge with. The beautiful pergola encourage socializing and friendships to be made.

The garden volunteers are currently getting organized to become their own garden society, so stay tuned for how to contact them directly.

How to Get Involved

Workparties:  There will be scheduled work parties at the garden to help plant the food forest; build pathways; do compostingpergolaflowers and create healthy soils for the food plants.

Raised Beds: Please contact us if you are interested in having a raised wooden garden box

Shared Gardens: Please contact us if you are interested in adopting a shared garden area

Webpage: Cowichan Lake Community Garden Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483766288563310/

Donations:
Leaves – bring your excess
Spoiled hay
Manure – fresh or composted
Gardening tools
Plants – herbs, edibles, berry bushes
Woodchips – for pathways or mulching

 

For more information contact: Nora at 250.748.8506 or email nora@cowichangreencommunity.org 

 

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Upcoming Events

    • Organic Master Gardener Course

      Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017
      Organic Master Gardener in Duncan! CGC will host this dynamic 8-week course from Gaia College March 28 - May 18 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings). Learn the foundations of organic land care - topics include: soil biology, botany, composting, soil fertility, waterwise gardening, permaculture, garden installation, tree pruning, landscape health, and garden design. Be prepared for a paradigm shift! Tuition: $695 + GST Space is limited, register early! Register at the Garden Pantry Store, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan. There will be a FREE information session on Monday March 14th at 6:00 pm at CGC. For more information call Nora at 250.748.8506
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