Urban Harvest Black Creek is a City of Toronto project in partnership with the Black Creek Community Farm. Urban Harvest Black Creek is an urban food initiative that aims to harvest and redistribute surplus produce found right in our own backyards.

The project is organizing and training local young people and adults to support homeowners, to pick up surplus fruit and vegetables from backyard trees, shrubs, vines, and gardens. The aim is then to redistribute surplus produce to local food banks, children and youth programs, seniors, and local community programming. Within the next couple of months we will also be facilitating workshops on canning and preserving to partners and gardens in our community.

At this point of the program our plan is to canvass the homes in the Black Creek community to start a conversation with homeowners to see if they want to participate in the program and to gauge the type of fruits and vegetables they produce.

We are looking for friendly volunteers from the community who would like to join us to canvass the Black Creek neighborhood.  When the harvest season starts, we will be using cargo bikes to pick up the surplus produce from community members. If you’re interested please fill out the volunteer form below.

Volunteer Form

Keep a look out for us as we canvass in your neighbourhood.

We will be updating this page to provide more information, stay tuned.

 

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Contact Us:

urbanharvest@blackcreekfarm.ca

416-393-6381

Black Creek Community Farm
4929 Jane Street, Toronto
M3N 2K8

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