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 katie@cowichangreencommunity.org

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Editorial: Minimal risk in sending kids back to school

Time to poke our heads out of our comfortable nests and venture out into the world again.

Water in Lake Cowichan just fine, says acting mayor

Tim McGonigle said there is no truth to rumours of water advisories

Cowichan Caps help BCHL score commitment record

The BCHL saw 172 players commit to post-secondary institutions this past season

Murray Hatfield and Teresa present evening of magic and comedy streaming live May 29

The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department is inviting you to an evening of magic and comedy

Chemainus animal sanctuary needs your vote in nationwide contest

RASTA is up for $5,000 from Nutram; contest runs until May 31

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

As SD84 schools look to reopen, Kyuquot and Zeballos opt out

Schools in Tahsis and Gold River will open on June 1, with 30 per cent students expected to come in

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Illicit-drug deaths up in B.C. and remain highest in Canada: chief coroner

More than 4,700 people have died of overdoses since B.C. declared a public health emergency in early 2016

CMHC sees declines in home prices, sales, starts that will linger to end of 2022

CMHC said average housing prices could fall anywhere from nine to 18 per cent in its forecast

Most Read