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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During this year of Canada 150 and Cocagne 250 celebrations, the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group is requesting your input.

We are looking for stories about food. Whether it is food production, processing or eating, we want to hear your stories. You can decide to share something you’ve learned from your parents or something you’ve discovered on your own. We want to gather what is part of our heritage, our own history.
Some examples :

‘’Supposedly blue potatoes are the best potatoes to eat with salt herring!’’
‘’My grandfather grew ‘Scarlet Runner Beans’. I have always planted these and have seed to share.’’
‘’I always make my grandmother’s clam chowder recipe. Happy to give you the recipe.’’
‘’The first greens we eat in the spring are dandelion greens’’

You most certainly have some of these traditional and family knowledge gems that we would so love to know about and share with others.
Please let us know if you are interested in helping us grow our local knowledge bank. We could meet with you, talk over the phone, exchange emails, photos or videos… Any way is good!
Thank you for sharing this message
We are looking forward to hearing from you

Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group
C .P. 1035, Cocagne, NB E4R 1N6
506-576-8247, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Atlantic Canada Shorebird Survey (ACSS) began monitoring several sites where birds stop. The members of ACSS monitor migratory bird populations and ensure they continue to be able to rely on these major areas during migration.

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group invites you to participate in the CORRIDORS project to increase natural habitat connectivity in the Cocagne watershed.

Want to help conserve the biological biodiversity of the Cocagne watershed? Contact the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group at 576-8247.

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the Seeds for Life committee met with Beauséjour MP and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dominic LeBlanc in Shediac.

From June 1 to june 24 2017, visit the Centre culturel de Kent-Sud to admire the visual arts work of the students of the schools of the region. Among these original works are illustrations of a book entitled "In the Hands of the Children" that was commissioned by the GDDPC. These illustrations were created by Mrs. Emerise Leblanc Nowlan and are on sale. Proceeds will support gardening activities at Ecole Blanche-Bourgeois in Cocagne.
Denise LeBlanc, collaborator and member of the PCSDG’s GREEN CEMETERIES committee speaks to the CBC about green burials.

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 11 members of the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, meet at the Passage Funeral Home Cooperative in Shediac Bridge NB.

The PCSDG would like to thank local artist Andrea Buckle from St-Thomas-de-Kent for having created ten sculptures which will be presented to several engaged citizens at the “Biodiversity in the Pays de Cocagne” presentation to be held on May 22nd.

Upcoming activities

November 9th: Commemoration of war veterans’ native of Cocagne

Thursday, November 9th – 7:00 pm

The Historical Committee will be presenting a commemoration in honor of Cocagne citizens who served in World War I of 1914-1918 and in World War II of 1939-1945. List of War Veterans, recruitment of soldiers in Cocagne, and more.

Free admission – Donations are welcome.
Info: 506 576-2202, www.cocagne.ca

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures