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Urban Food Forest opens at The Station in Duncan

Cowichan Green Community is celebrating the grand opening of their Urban Food Forest and the first anniversary of The Station, Saturday, June 28.

After purchasing The Station one year ago, CGC has transformed the old Phoenix Motor Inn. Major renovations have created affordable rental suites and commercial space for Cycle Therapy. The last of the interior renovations are underway to welcome Harmony Yoga as the final tenant.

"The vibrancy and buzz of The Station has extended to the greenspace around the building with the installation of beautiful, productive, innovative landscaping," said the CGC's Katie Gateley. "The Station's Urban Food Forest is set to be an inspiring community demonstration site, highlighting the potential for transforming commercial urban sites into fruitful growing spaces."

"The food forest is growing into an enchanting place, where community can explore new perspectives on food production, creative land use, and urban sustainability," said Tessa Stiven, Food Forest project supervisor.

The celebration will feature the Tzinquaw Dancers, garden tours, children's scavenger hunt, face painting, art showcase, pie walk, music, food and family fun.

This free event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 10, with birthday cake in the early afternoon.

For more information, contact 250-748-8506, or email