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COGS has started discussions with ACT Greens

In January 2017 COGS and the ACT Greens started discussing a number of significant and forward-looking initiatives, including:

  • an expansion of community gardening facilities
  • cultivation of roadside verges
  • development of a regional food economy and a Canberra brand

The potential contributions to urban horticulture and urban agriculture in the ACT are great and exciting.

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What's on

Jun
5
Mon
MOVIE – SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY AT 6.30PM ON 5 JUNE 2017 @ PALACE CINEMA
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Seed: the Untold Story

“Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: the Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12 000 year old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.”
Showing for one night only as a special on-demand screening – you need to book online and you only get charged if enough tickets are sold ahead of time and the movie screening can go ahead.
Monday 5 June at 6.30pm at Palace Electric Cinema. 
Tix are $20 for adults and $15 for students.

To book tickets, go to https://au.demand.film/seed-the-untold-story

Jun
25
Sun
COGS MEMBERS’ MEETING – 25 JUNE 2017 @2PM @ MAJURA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This month there will be 2 speakers at our June meeting of COGS Members.  They are :

  • Shaoying Wang who was born and bred in rural China. With her love for rural communities and their traditional organic way of living, Shaoying would like to share with us some of the wonderful things in rural China, such as food use, food growing and cooking, wild plants used for food and/or medicine, folk arts (expression of love for nature) and the farmers’ market.   Do you know that there are 24 growing seasons in rural China’s calendar? Shaoying will also bring some herbal teas and traditional dumplings for us to try.  Shaoying  is taking a small group to visit rural China to meet the farmers this September and she will also give us some information about this tour.
  • Community sector worker Heidi Zajac came up with the idea of the Cooking Circles where groups of women and girls gather to cook, learn from each other and then share a meal. The project was born out of Heidi’s experiences in East Timor, cooking with local women in their homes.  Cooking Circles’ vision is to build a socially connected community for women and girls with the aim of reducing social isolation and help them form supportive networks and communities through cooking and food.  There’s more information on Cooking Circles at cookingcircles.org

It should be an interesting and informative afternoon and COGS welcomes all members and their friends to come along.

Oct
18
Wed
ANTWALK 1.30PM 18 OCTOBER
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Photos from Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS)'s post

Such a great COGS get together this afternoon at the Charnwood community garden- round 45 or so keen members braving the cold winds as Charnwood..

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