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Local product community breakfast – Sunday April 27th

April 11, 2014

Transition Cocagne will be hosting its fifth community breakfast featuring products from Southeastern NB Sunday April 27th from 8am to 12pm at the Club d’age d’or in Cocagne. The cost is 10$ for adults and 5$ for children (under 12). For more information you can leave a message at 576-1152 or consult the blog http://www.cocagnetransition.org.

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Informal gardeners meeting – 16th March 6:30 pm

March 4, 2014

Transition Cocagne is organising the annual informal gardening meeting, on Sunday March 16th at 6:30 pm to help plan the 2014 planting season. It’s an informal meeting between gardeners who want to share their knowledge, tricks, and cherished varieties.

 Bring your garden plan, leftover seeds, catalogues, and questions. It’s an informal meeting so feel free to bring drinks (beer, wine, juice, tea). The meeting will take place at the offices of the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (4585 Route 134, Cocagne).  You can invite your friends.  BYOB http://www.transitioncocagne.org

Cider-making Workshop with Claude Jolicoeur – New Price

November 27, 2013

Thanks to a new partnership with the Really Local Harvest COOP we are able to offer the cider making workshop at a reduced cost.

Really Local Harvest, Transition Cocagne along with Slow Food Cocagne Acadie are holding an apple cider-making workshop on December 7 and 8th at Cocagne River Orchard 501 Chemin Cocagne Sud with Claude Jolicoeur a cider-making master and award winner from Quebec and author of The New Cider Maker’s Handbook, a book which is acclaimed as the most comprehensive reference on cider making.

This two day bilingual workshop will introduce you to the art of cider making as you create your own 19 or 23 litre batch (24 to 30 wine bottles). Participants will also receive Claude Jolicoeur’s book the New Cider Makers Handbook (a 50$ value). The workshop will be from 9am to 4pm — Bring your lunch

The new cost is $75 or $45 for Slow Food members and includes the full two days of workshop plus the apple juice and the book.

You must supply your own primary fermentation bucket for the workshop. Additionally, some other basic equipment will be required to permit completing the fermentation:, 19 (or 23) liter carboy, racking tube and hydrometer. We can arrange for beginner kits to be bought at the workshop for about $80 and these will last a lifetime of future cider/wine/beer making.

Register by December 5th, places are limited and first come, first served.
To register email at Transitioncocagne@gmail.com or call 506-227-8032 (Rémi)

Public presentation on : Source for small scale renewable energy and energy efficiency

November 20, 2013

This event is presented by Renewable NB and the Shediac Bay Association in partnership with Transition Cocagne, The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group and Transition Cocagne .

Date: December 3rd from 7-9 pm

Venue: Shediac Multifunction center- 58 Festival St, Shédiac

There will be two bilingual video presentations :

Moving Forward – Allons de l’avant

Our Energy Future – Notre avenir énergétique

The guest speaker, Woody Thompson CANSIA Certified Installer will give a presentation in English on Residential Solar Power & Solar Water Heating Systems.

Efficiency NB – Hector Doiron will talk about Efficiency NB’s Residential Energy Efficiency Program and will share available resources for new construction.

For more information, please call 506-778-8591

Questions and Refreshments to follow

Cider-making Workshop with Claude Jolicoeur

November 14, 2013

Transition Cocagne along with Slow Food Cocagne Acadie are holding an apple cider-making workshop on December 7 and 8th at Cocagne River Orchard 501 Chemin Cocagne Sud with Claude Jolicoeur a cider-making master and award winner from Quebec and author of The New Cider Maker’s Handbook, a book which is acclaimed as the most comprehensive reference on cider making.

This two day bilingual workshop will introduce you to the art of cider making as you create your own 19 or 23 litre batch (24 to 30 wine bottles). Participants will also receive Claude Jolicoeur’s book the New Cider Makers Handbook (a 50$ value). The workshop will be from 9am to 4pm — Bring your lunch

The cost is $200 or $170 for Slow Food members and includes the full two days of workshop plus the apple juice and the book. Prices for couples that include one batch of cider and one book is 320 $ /couple. 

You must supply your own primary fermentation bucket for the workshop. Additionally, some other basic equipment will be required to permit completing the fermentation:, 19 (or 23) liter carboy, racking tube and hydrometer. We can arrange for beginner kits to be bought at the workshop for about $80 and these will last a lifetime of future cider/wine/beer making.

Register by November 30th though places are limited and first come, first served.

To register email at Transitioncocagne@gmail.com or call 506-227-8032 (Rémi)

Claude Jolicoeur started making cider in 1988 using a “no-compromise” approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, he has been a regular contributor to cider making forums, and his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). For more information on Jolicoeur’s The New Cider Maker’s Handbook please see cjoliprsf.ca

 

 

 

 

Next activity – Introduction to lactofermentation Nov 10th

October 31, 2013

with owners of Broadfork Organic Farm of Nova Scotia

Lactofermentation is a natural and ecological food conservation method. This
method allows us to conserve vegetables and their nutritional value without
energy consumption and without the addition of chemical preservatives. The
workshop will allow us to learn the technique using fresh organic vegetables
in season. Everyone will take home 3 jars of lactofermenting vegetables (2 –
500ml mason jars and 1, 1litre mason jar) Vegetables and jars are included
in the workshop price .

Date and place : Sunday November 10th, 2013, 1-4pm, Centre 50 (Club d’âge
d’Or de Cocagne), Cocagne, NB

RSVP- the number of participants is limited so first come , first serve.
Please register by email: transitioncocagne@gmail.com .

The cost is $55 per person and $50 for Slow food Cocagne Acadie and
Transition Cocagne members.

Info : 506-227-8032 or transitioncocagne@gmail.com

Presentation of development of renewable energies

October 22, 2013

The CDR- Acadie, Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group and Transition Cocagne would like to invite you to a presentation et discussion on The potential of development of renewable energies with the COOP model.
 
The invited speaker is Martin Gagnon, director of la Coopérative de développement regional du Bas-St-Laurent et de la Côte-Nord. During the presentation, you will learn how to reduce your electricity bill.

 The activity will be Tuesday October 29 at 6:30pm at the Blanche-Bourgeois School.
 
This presentation will be in French.