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

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