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.
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.
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.
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/
Leaves – bring your excess
Manure – fresh or composted
Plants – herbs, edibles, berry bushes
Woodchips – for pathways or mulching
For more information contact: Nora at 250.748.8506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org