The Garden Pantry Store

The Garden Pantry Store is now an even more interesting and eclectic retail store. It’s well worth a visit! We’re now on Facebook! Click to take a look at our current showcases and upcoming events!


We support Island artisans and specialty food producers by providing a full service retail environment for them to “showcase” their products! We charge a minimal monthly space rental fee and provide all the advantages of a high traffic brick and mortar retail space including all marketing, merchandising, and inventory control. There are no extra fees or commissions and our vendors receive 100% of their monthly sales. Our vendors are a talented and interesting group and the product mixes in the store change constantly with additional products or flavours being added to their line-ups. For more information on becoming a Showcase Vendor please contact photo for web

Check-out our vendor list


The Think Again Group, Our Upcycling Initiative

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UPcycling: to reuse (discarded objects or materials) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.

We are currently showcasing Upcycled Men’s shirts into great looking and fun aprons, teaspoons into Garden Markers with beautiful garden verses stamped into them, gorgeous Garden bird baths and feeders from Upcycled glass, calendars and thrift store art books into re-usable gift bags and so much more!  Please come in and visit us soon!






Schedule of Upcoming UPCYLING Workshops


Upcycling Canning Jars!  Make ordinary caning jars into extraordinary on-the-go hot beverage/meal containers by creating custom designed “jar sweaters” from felted wool scraps.  Designs only limited by your imagination!

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 Workshop Details:

When: February 13, 2018

Times: 10 am- 2 pm OR 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Where: Cowichan Green Community Board Room, 360 Duncan Street

Price: FREE

Supplies: All supplied are provided…. you just need to bring yourself!

To Register: Space is limited so register early by visiting The Garden Pantry Store, 360 Duncan Street or email



CGC is excited that we offer a different option for the community to support an even more sustainable lifestyle. Community members can both purchase and/or drop off clean and in working order items as well as clean canning jars, lids, rings, and canning tools. All proceeds from donated items help support CGC’s community projects and initiatives drop into The Garden Pantry Store at 360 Duncan Street and our dedicated staff of volunteers will be more than happy to help you.


Tuesday to Friday
10:00am to 4:30pm

10:00am to 5:00pm

Project News

  • Family Food Preservation Workshops

    FREE FAMILY PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS Funded by Our Cowichan Communities Health Network (OCCHN), Cowichan Green Community (CGC) is hosting a series of FREE food preservation workshops geared toward young families.  This project aims to teach or feature a …

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Upcoming Events

    • Love of Upcycling March Workshops

      Tuesday, March 6, 2018
      Garden Totes Date: Tuesday March 06 Two Workshop Times: 10 am to 2:00 pm OR 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Fee: Due at time of Registration- $30/person/workshop OR $25 if registered on/before Feb 28th. We will be Upcycling canvas/twill pants, recovered...
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