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Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Values
Our Vision and Purpose:We envision a food-secure Cowichan nourished by celebrating our connection to food, to our environment, and to each other. Cowichan Green Community (CGC) cultivates resilient, inclusive and healthy local food systems and vibrant social fabric. Our mission is to cultivate food, community, and resilience. CGC is a community leader, creating a future where our foundation is built on health and well-being; our environment, economy, and social fabric are resilient and inclusive; where we celebrate our connection to the earth and to each other. CGC is also a hub for social innovation, community engagement and community building. CGC creates positive change through education, regenerative projects, and celebration. CGC’s Guiding Principles are evident in all of the work that we do: we value inclusion, responsibility, commitment, positive solutions, diversity, collaboration, and environmental reverence. Our food security projects include the creation of food policy documents such as the Cowichan Food Charter and the Cowichan Food Security Plan, projects like Kin Park Youth Urban Farm, a Food Recovery Project to re-distribute excess grocery store produce, FruitSave – a fruit gleaning project – , the Cowichan Grown Farm Map, the Farm & Food Hub, and several community gardens. We also offer educational workshops, events and organize Duncan’s annual Seedy Sundays to promote the role of agriculture in our community.
Since 2001, CGC has been honoured to have interacted with thousands of people through our many locations and to engage the public through our various outreach projects, media campaigns, school presentations, event booths, community gardens, and workshops. CGC staff, volunteers, and board members assist with fundraising, office and store staffing, community garden projects, workshops, and day-to-day operations. While participating in numerous community meetings and networking with local service providers, CGC’s mantra has been ‘the future of food is growing.’
Currently, CGC’s office and reFRESH Store are located at 360 Duncan Street, in downtown Duncan, BC.