Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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July 18, 2019

Dieppe - As part of this workshop we explored Dre Catherine Mah's evaluations from the Dalhousie University Food Policy Lab in conjunction with the organization SENB Foods about municipal food policies.

The question we asked ourselves; what can food do for our local government and the community? First of all, in agriculture, we have to recognize that we are still producing in unseeded Native American territories.

Health is a human right and should promoted and held as a priority. Good health starts with good nutrition. We can use food as tools to build our community. It already influences personally our daily decisions and our budgets. That being said we can also influence our local governments to focus our resources on building a healthy, sustainable and connected community.

Food insecurity affects 1 in 8 family settings; 1.7 million Canadians experience food insecurity.

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.

Together, and only together, can we achieve a healthy, sustainable and safe food system. This choice begins with you and with your will for a community that serves your basic needs and for your wellbeing.

Several projects are happening close to you and demand your interest. For more information, see the links below; contact us. 576-8247

Cocagne community garden
Kent Food Security

Upcoming activities

May 30, June 6 and 13, 2020 - Distribution of butterfly plants

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at GDDPC, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne (map here)
Plants to give (milkweed / milkweed)
To help the Monarch butterfly.

June 13, 2020 - Wildlife at night outing (frogs, birds and more)

Details to come
With Roland Chiasson
At the Cocagne Trail
Please bring a mask, as we cannot guarantee 2m of distance all the time.
If you want, bring a flashlight and mosquito repellent.

June 21, 2020 - Easy Spring Dyes Workshop - Cocagne Country colors

1 to 4 p.m.
At the Marcel Goguen farm, 475 ch. Cocagne Sud in Cocagne
Experiment with us how to use the plants available in spring and create easy natural dyes.
With Marie-Claude Hébert and Bernadette Goguen
Please reserve with the GDDPC by June 15 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by tel. 576-8247
Registration is $ 20 and you can pay at the door or by e-transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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