Food Art Fun is August 12th!


Food Art Fun– Art in the Food Forest is a celebration of Art, the Environment, and Our Community.

2018 is our 3rd year of this annual event! We close off part of Haliburton street for adults and kids to run free, make art, listen to great music and make community.




Local street Market
Live music/Storytelling

Bike Repair
Face painting
Giant bubbles
FREE Hotdogs
Arts & Craft for all to join in
AND much much more!

Bring the whole family!

Upcoming Work Parties – Bayview Edible Educational Ecosystem (BE3)

We have already had three successful community work parties to build the Bayview Edible Educational Ecosystem (BE3) at the intersection of Princess St and Needham St. Thank you for your help and support!
There are a few more upcoming Community Work Parties where you can be involved:
  • Sunday, May 27 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM: event info
  • Friday, June 1 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM: event info
At these work parties we plan to engage in a variety of activities, including sheet mulching, food forest understory planting, installing nurse logs and boulders, painting artwork, snacking on healthy food, and many more! Please bring work gloves and tools (shovels, rakes) if you have them. We will have some MyCDC tools available for use. Find out more about the project here.
We look forward to seeing you there! 
In community, 
MyCDC Team

Second Year: FOOD ART FUN

Hello Community!

The second year of the fabulous FOOD ART FUN event is happening on Sunday, August 13th- 12:00pm-4:00pm

Read about last year’s event

This year, we will be closing off the street in front of the South End Community Food Forest for more space. There will be performances, art, paint and a small vendor market. Come do art, have fun and connect with your community!

If you’d like to be a vendor please send us an e-mail with details about your business: . Tables are $15.

Also if you want to get involved as a volunteer, performer &/or crafts’ person get in touch!

MyCDC Design-A- Shirt Contest 2017!

The Mid-Island Community Development Coop (MyCDC) crew is looking for an original artwork to grace its first-ever t-shirt!

T-Shirt Contest Poster

Here is your chance to show your creativity and contribute to a growing movement around community development and sustainability here in Nanaimo.  Submit your original artwork to the MyCDC T-shirt design contest by the deadline: July 10th, 2017.

We are looking for a design that’s funky, stylish and unique! The winning design will be the official MyCDC t-shirt design of 2017.

100% of all proceeds from sales will go to fund community-based projects in Nanaimo.

 If you’d like to participate simply send your design with your name, age, address and phone number to

Guidelines & Rules


1st Place: Winning artwork will be featured on the official MyCDC t-shirt of 2017. Artist will receive $150 and 2 t-shirts

2nd Place: Artist will receive 2 free t-shirts

3rd Place: Artist will receive a free t-shirt





Catstream Dignity Project First Work Party 2017!

We had a great turn out on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the first Catstream Dignity Project work party!

The aim of the project is to enhance the habitat necessary for the salmon population to return as well as for our community to appreciate our natural spaces (Permaculture Zone 5). This is a long-term project and so to begin, we  removed garbage, pulled invasive plants as well as enhanced trails to increase public use of the parkland. Go by the Catstream Bridge off of Park Avenue between 6th and 7th and take a look at what we did!

South End Community Food Forest GRAND OPENING! Video Promo

On October 21 at 4:00, come down to the opening of Nanaimo’s first food forest! It is located beside 364 Haliburton Street. This project has been over a year in the making, transforming an empty lot into an edible landscape. There will be food, and many people from the community in attendance. Bring a friend, and come check out the possibilities of community development!

South End Community Food Forest Grand Opening Promo Video

Food Forest Opening Oct 21


First South End Food Forest Official Opening…come celebrate with us!


We are proud to announce and invite you to attend the official opening event of the South End Community Food Forest!

Friday, October 21st, 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Food Forest next to 364 Halliburton Street. 

We know that many of you, members & volunteers, have contributed greatly to make this possible. Thank you! Please come celebrate our accomplishments.

All are welcome. Bring family & friends!

DATE: Friday, October 21st
TIME: 4:00pm-6:00pm
LOCATION: next to 364 Haliburton Street

More detailed information can be found in the following PDF: