Local food challenge, Superhero Awards and Bill Jones converge on Green Community’s Duncan AGM

From a locally sourced pot luck dinner, a presentation on local food foraging by Bill Jones, to the announcement of CGC’s Green Superhero Award recipients Cowichan Green Community’s annual general meeting will be anything but dry, said organizers.

Scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., this event will be hosted at the Duncan Christian Reformed Church (930 Trunk Road), and will kick off with Jones’s presentation.

Jones is a chef, passionate forager, acclaimed author, and owner of Deerholme Farm. His most recent book, The Deerholme Foraging Book: wild foods and recipes from the Pacific Northwest, is a guide to foraging and cooking from the natural bounty around us. He will talk about the range of foraging available locally, his thoughts on sustainable harvesting, and the benefits of integrating wild foods in our diets.

“Jones will leave your mouth watering for the delicious tastes of the wild, and feeling inspired to learn more about the abundance of wild edibles in the Cowichan Region,” said CGC’s Tessa Stiven in a press release.

The evening will conclude with the AGM’s formal procedures: an opportunity to review the work and financial management of the past year, ask questions, raise issues and elect board members for the coming year.

As part of the AGM proceedings, the winners of CGC’s 2014 second annual Green Superhero Awards will be announced. The Annual Green Superhero Awards aim to recognize and honour local community members who demonstrate extreme dedication and enthusiasm in helping the region become a leader in sustainability.

Lastly, this event coincides with Transition Cowichan’s 3rd annual Eat Local Challenge — a pledge to eat only Vancouver Island grown food for 24 hours. We will start the night with a local food potluck, and all attendees are encouraged to bring a locally inspired dish for sharing.

Admission is by donation. For more information contact 250-748-8506 or info@cowichangreencommunity.org or visit www.cowichangreencommunity.org/content/annual-general-meeting-2014.