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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Our School Tree Nursery project was a great success this year and its reach extended beyond the borders of the Cocagne watershed!

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.

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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.

Upcoming activities

January 20: Les Cocagneries 2018

In collaboration with the Centre 50 of Cocagne and the parish committee, we are organizing a series of 3 Old Fashion Community Suppers at $10/person. Tickets will be sold in advance (200 limit). You can eat in or take out if you prefer. They will be held at Centre 50 in Cocagne January 20th, February 17th and March 17th. Storm date: following Saturday. January 20, 2018 menu: fried smelts, mashed or boiled potatoes, vegetables, blueberry cake, tea, coffee. 

These suppers are fundraisers for the Cocagne Saint-Pierre Church. Come one, come all!

For more information, please contact the Rural Community of Cocagne

January 29: The Process of Adaptation to Climate Change in the Cocagne-Grande-Digue Community

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Location: Notre Centre in Grande-Digue (468 route 530, Grande-Digue, NB)

A public presentation will be held Monday, January 29, at the Notre centre in Grande-Digue to share the results of an interdisciplinary research, particularly in social sciences, stemming from the ARTisticc project (Adaptation Research, a Trans-Disciplinary Transnational Community and Policy Centred Approach).

February 8: Prepare for your funeral (date subject to change)

The Green Burials and Natural Cemeteries Committee is currently organizing this free workshop. Please check our website regularly: details coming soon !

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures