Our Current Projects

Our current ongoing projects

By July 2014 The Station land will be converted into a productive, perennial, food-growing landscape through CGC’s new Urban Food Forest Project.
Started: January 6, 2014
On June 28, 2013, after months of negotiations and effort, CGC became the proud owner of The Station!
Started: June 28, 2013
CGC builds an urban farm at Kinsmen Park. From sheet mulched garden beds, a berry walk to a greenhouse check out what's growing at the park!
Started: April 16, 2013
In partnership with Gaia College, a comprehensive organic gardening course for the urban garden enthusiast.
Started: January 22, 2013
Providing inspiration, training and support to youth through environmental education.
Started: October 17, 2012
Zero Waste Educational Outreach! Offering free workshops for schools and community events in the Cowichan Region.
Started: February 1, 2012
Browse our database to find and exchange seeds from growers in the Cowichan Region.
Started: February 1, 2012
Profiles of food producers from the Cowichan Region
Started: June 1, 2011
"The Food Chain" is our listing of emergency food providers in the Cowichan Valley.
Started: January 1, 2011
Showcasing local farms and food producers to create stronger connections between consumers and producers
Started: May 1, 2010
Organizing volunteers to harvest urban fruit trees and share the fruit with the community.
Started: March 1, 2005
The Kinsmen garden is on Alderlea Street, behind Cowichan Secondary School.
Started: January 1, 2002

Past Projects

Our completed finished projects

What do you get when you take good books, kids, soil and seeds and mix them together? Storytime at the Kin Park Urban Farm of course!
Started: July 2, 2013
Providing low-income seniors and families with access to fresh, local produce at the Duncan Farmers' Market
Started: June 4, 2013
Nominate someone special for a chance to win our annual "Green Superhero Award".
Started: May 1, 2013
CGC conducted an agricultural market research project and produced "growing connections - a handbook for purchasers + farmers in the Cowichan...
Started: November 13, 2012
Learn to can, pickle, store, dry and freeze your favourite foods!
Started: August 14, 2012
CGC has received funding to retrofit an under-utilized building in Kinsmen Neighborhood Community Park.
Started: May 1, 2012
An educational campaign dedicated to increasing knowledge and resources on seed saving.
Started: July 1, 2011
Growing Food, Growing Jobs, Growing Community
Started: November 8, 2010
Activating Our Stories Creating our Home
Started: May 29, 2010
Putting the crunch back in lunch!
Started: May 18, 2010
Dedicate one row in your vegetable garden for the food bank.
Started: May 1, 2010
Join local wild foods experts for a five-part diverse walking series throughout the Cowichan Region focused on fresh air, light exercise and wild...
Started: May 1, 2010
They've started to dig in preparation of a community edible oasis!
Started: January 31, 2010
How "food secure" is the Cowichan Valley?
Started: October 1, 2009
A great way to get around without the cost of owning a car.
Started: May 1, 2009
Ensuring our community is on the right path towards food security.
Started: January 1, 2008