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

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