CGC impresses councillors

North Cowichan councillors congratulated Cowichan Green Community on an exceptional year

North Cowichan councillors congratulated Cowichan Green Community on an exceptional year after representative Judy Stafford gave her annual report.

Coun. Kate Marsh said she was particularly interested in the programs that saw local farmers growing crops to order for local markets and Coun. Rob Douglas asked if there might be opportunities for collaboration between the CGC and North Cowichan.

Stafford said there were all sorts of opportunities opening up, including the possibility of a processing facility for herbs.

“He’s looking to set up one here in North Cowichan,” Stafford said.

She also pointed out that the CGC’s commercial kitchen at their Duncan facility is busy as small business owners rent it to process their products efficiently.

It’s great to see these value-added businesses starting up in the Valley, she said.