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
Follow the students of l'école Blanche-Bourgeois on a guided tour of the biodiversity gardens,
Select the audio track that corresponds to the numbered area on the map. Have a great visit!
*Note that the audio tour is in French

The objective of the Biodiversity in the Schoolyard project is to develop a teaching guide that demonstrates the importance of biodiversity and provides practical ways that people can follow to increase biodiversity on school grounds.

As part of the ecological landscaping program, the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (PCSDG) helps to implement community nursery, gardening, composting and water recovery projects with students of École Blanche-Bourgeois.

There are plenty of things you can do to accomodate natural spaces at home, at our school or our workplace to protect biodiversity. A no mow zone is a simple and effective way to discover and protect biodiversity at home! You will find the five steps to do it yourself (French only).

We have compiled practical tools to help schools and citizens to make ecological planning to increase biodiversity on their land.

By developing an ecological landscaping project of the schoolyard at the Grande-Digue school, we have shown landscaping methods which are suitable for the conversion of grass into a nature area.

By creating Natural Spaces on various schoolyards, the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group has and continues to create unique learning opportunities. The group also develops educational tools in order to build cultural identity linked to the Acadian forest among students and teachers. An example of one of these tools is a virtual book titled "In the hands of children'', written by Mélanie Daigle and illustrated by Emerise Leblanc-Nowlan. Additional support materials have been developed in order to further explore various concepts which are feasible either in the classroom or outdoors and will help students reach various learning outcomes as well.

With the help of the PCSGD, Notre-Dame school is undertaking the ecological landscaping of their schoolyard. Plans and specific approaches are based on the tools elaborated by the PCSDG ecological landscaping program.

Upcoming activities

Feb 22, 2020 - Grande Digue Carnival

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Western breakfast and kiosks
$ 8 adult $ 4 child
The GDDPC is here for your questions on climate change adaptation and the "In Giardino" garden club presents wild mushrooms.
Beaver Ski Club Poker Run
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $ 5
See the rest of the program here.

FREE! Feb 6,14,26, 2020 - Start a food business - information session (in French)

Organized by the Bouctouche farmers' market and the Acadie regional development cooperative (CDR-Acadie)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch included
At the Bouctouche Farmers Market
Find out how to use your talents, passions and cooking skills to create a business!
Register today 506-744-1020 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 3, 2020 - Presentation on the Grande Digue dune restoration

7:00 p.m.
Parc Rotary Dieppe
Hosted by Ami.e.s de la Nature Sud-Est

March 7, 2020 - Seed swap

Co-organized by the garden club `In Giardino` and the GDDPC
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
Introduction to seed saving with Seeds for Life
If you do not bring seeds to exchange, but you want to take seeds, admission is $ 5
Please bring your seeds to exchange, clearly identified.

April 22nd, 2020 - Earth Day

Garbage clean up in the community
Together we will make our community more beauty
More details to come!

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