Community Urban Food Forest

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The Community Urban Food Forest is located just outside CGC’s offices at The Station, 360 Duncan St. The garden is full of beautiful edible and medicinal plants that were planted together to create an amazing, diverse, and intriguing demonstration of food forestry. The plant selection for the garden was carefully considered in order to mimic the ecological processes of a forest. Plants chosen included pollinator attractors, nutrient accumulators, and soil stabilizers.

We invite you to take the time to walk around the paths, breath in the fresh garden air and relax on a bench under our pergola. We also welcome volunteer help to maintain the food forest gardens during Work Party Tuesdays.

 

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The food forest gardens were created by CGC staff and over 200 hours of volunteer time. The project was funded by the Employment Program of BC and was completed in July 2014. Cowichan Green Community staff and volunteers have since been taking care of the site and harvesting the berries, herbs, and nutritious leafy greens it now produces!

 

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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

    • Duncan Seedy Sunday

      Sunday, March 17, 2019
      Duncan Seedy Sunday 2019 This annual event is a sure sign that Spring is on the way! Come join your friends and neighbours at this year's popular Seedy Sunday, where you will find: - Seeds for sale and swap - Edible and ornamental plants, trees and shrubs, plant starts and seedlings for sale - Free workshops on Seed, Garden and Ecology-related subjects - A Kids Activity table - Food trucks - Garden accessories such as mason bee homes, pots, tools... and more!
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