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

Plan - 5-step Landscaping Process
It is good to follow a program when developing an ecological landscaping project. Here is a 5-step process, as presented by Evergreen Canada.


Choosing Plants - Pioneer Species

Choice of plants can be unnerving! What to choose? Where to plant? How to arrange flower beds? We consulted Evergreen Canada's  Native Plants Data Base to enlighten us. Check out Espèces pionnières de la forêt acadienne - prepared by the Kent Watershed Coalition.


Getting Stock

Our region is rich in natural resources for native plants. Though we did not encourage transplanting from natural sites, there are many ways to obtain trees and shrubs.


Preparing the soil

Deepen your knowledge of proper methods of soil preparation for planting. Discover three methods.


Getting information - Biodiversity gardens

There are many books, magazines and websites that give information on design, development and maintenance of an ecological garden, we have assembled a list for you, as a point of reference.


Upcoming activities

July 11, 2020 - Butterfly plants to give away

9 to 11 a.m.
at the GDDPC office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne
Do you want to help the Monarch butterfly? Plant some butterfly plants (swamp milkweed) in your flower bed!
Plants are free, but you can always make a donation.
Thanks for your help!

July 8, 2020 - Gardening workshop with Bernadette Goguen

6:30 p.m.
At the Cocagne community garden, 1789 route 535 in Cocagne
For more information: contact Mathieu Bastarache This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 899-1586.
Please Bring your chairs if you need one!
Come learn about various methods in gardening maintenance and tips for controlling pests. With Bernadette Goguen, CFM and gardener.
Please book with the GDDPC by July 7 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by tel. at 576-8247.
It's free! Donations can always be made to the garden.

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