Inspiring Cowichan Green Community AGM features local foods potluck

In keeping with tradition, the Cowichan Green Community has planned another show stopper annual general meeting, featuring a presentation by Ann and Gord Baird of Eco-Sense and a local foods community potluck “Our hope is to leave guests well fed and inspired,” said CGC spokesperson Vanessa Goodall.

Taking place on June 16 from 4:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m., the AGM will be held at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church (930 Trunk Rd., Duncan), and will commence with the community potluck.

As this event coincides with Transition Cowichan’s fourth annual Eat Local Challenge – a pledge to eat only Vancouver Island-grown food for 24 hours – CGC’s staff and board, as well as Transition Cowichan, will contribute dishes that reflect the diversity of foods grown and produced in the Cowichan region. Guests are invited to prepare a locally inspired dish to share.

Planning to deliver a fun, fast paced slide show, Ann and Gord Baird will share their journey building the Eco-Sense home in Victoria and creating abundant permaculture gardens. Weaving in stories of their lifestyle, philosophy, and personal motivations, the Bairds will address how they went about creating a “reasonable life.”

The evening will conclude with the formal procedures: an opportunity to review the work and financial management of the past year, to elect board members for the coming year, and to renew or purchase a membership to CGC.

At this time, winners of CGC’s 2015 Green Superhero Awards and 2015 Board of the Year Award will be announced. Both awards aim to recognize and honour community members and groups who demonstrate leadership within the green sector.

Admission to this event is by donation. For more information on the AGM, or the benefits and impact of becoming a member of the Cowichan Green Community, contact 250-748-8506 or, or visit cowichangreencommunity. org