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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October 2018

Cocagne - This fall, GDDPC volunteers have planted a wildflower field for pollinators at the Cocagne Marina.
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The PCSDG seeded a wildflower field near the arena at Cocagne Marina which is about 1 acre in size. Besides, we added in more humid places 400 holes with milkweed and 280 holes with Joe Pye weed. Here is the list of the wildflower mix:
  • Milkvetch,
  • turtlehead,
  • Canada tick trefoil,
  • Joe Pye weed,
  • ox-eye sunflower,
  • roundhead bushclover,
  • cardinal flower,
  • great blue lobelia,
  • dotted mint,
  • smooth Penstemon,
  • meadow rose,
  • evening primrose,
  • black eyed susan,
  • green headed coneflower,
  • smooth aster,
  • new England aster,
  • blue vervain,
  • golden alexander
  • and 4 kinds of native grasses

The goal of the project is to attract more pollinators and this field will provide them with food, shelter and a place for reproduction. In February 2016, the United Nations presented a study on the importance of pollinators’ roles for the future of food production and, thus, food security on a global scale. Indeed, according to this study, 75% of key agricultural crops, as well as 90% of wild flowering plants depend on animal pollination. However, pollinators are declining and we want to better protect their habitats.

At least for 3 years, we will observe the plants and pollinators in this field of wildflowers to evaluate the success of the project. This is the time needed for the wildflower field to establish itself.

This project is made possible through a grant from Wildlife Preservation Canada and the Environmental Trust Fund. We thank the recreation council of Cocagne who lent the ground for the experiment and finally a big thank you to the volunteers Yvan Picard, Louis-Émile Cormier and Stuart Tingley for having lent a hand.

If you want to know more, check out the Wild Pollinators & Their Natural Habitats project page.

Upcoming activities

March 30, 2019 Saturday - FORUM ON AGRICULTURE value our agricultural sector

A more detailed schedule of the day is under development, organized by the Kent Regional Service Commission (KRSC)
Acadieville Community Center
For more information :
Maurice Maillet, President, (506) 744-0727, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roger Richard, Member of the Organizing Committee (506) 775-2807, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 14, 2019 Sunday - Teachings on planting calendar and the 4 elements

with Rosmary Tayler, from Earth Haven Learning Center
10am to 3pm
Notre Centre, 468 Route 530, Grande Digue NB E4R 5K3
$ 30 dinner included, $ 50 for 2 people from the same household, $ 20 student
Please register and pay to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Interac transfer)

April 27, 2019 Saturday - Actions for the Earth

9am to 5pm

9 to 12am Shoreline clean-up in Cocagne
Meeting in front of the Pelican restaurant
Material and dinner provided!

1 to 2:30pm Workshop Identification of local trees
with Rémi Donelle, meeting at 4599 route 530 in Grande-Digue.
+ Plant your own butterfly garden
with Louis-Émile Cormier and Stuart Tingley

3:30 pm to 5 pm Presentation on energy efficiency of houses
with Robert Robichaud, NB Power Advisor
+ Participate in the energy efficiency program with PCSDG
Location remains to be confirmed.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures