Black Creek Community Farm – Earth Day at the Farm

Earth Day at the Farm

Event details

  • Tuesday | April 20, 2024
  • 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

We’re thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Earth Day event celebrating our planet and our efforts to leave it better than we found it!

Join us Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, for a day of community building and land stewardship! Whether you’re passionate about environmental conservation or simply looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day, there’s something for everyone at our event.

Hope to see you there!

Sign up to volunteer! 

Here are some of the activities we have planned:

 

Farm Clean Up

11am – 12:30pm

Dive into the spirit of community service as we come together to tidy up our community farm. Join us in picking up litter, clearing debris, and maintaining the beauty of our agricultural space. Together, we’ll make a positive impact on our environment and foster a sense of pride in our community farm.

 

Share a Meal With Us

12:30pm – 1:00pm

As a token of appreciation for your participation in our Earth Day event, we’re treating you to a scrumptious lunch, completely on the house! Vegetarian options will be available.

 

Urban Harvest Preserved Food Tasting

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come check out our Urban Harvest table and try out some preserved offerings. Sign up to learn to make jams and pickles and other ways to preserve food so you can reduce waste and enjoy your garden harvest and other seasonal foods all year round!

 

Eating Invasive Herbs

11am – 12:30pm

Join us as we venture around the farm to harvest garlic mustard, an invasive herbaceous plant that often outcompetes native vegetation. But here’s the twist –instead of composting it, we’ll show you how we transform it into a delicious treat! After the harvest, we’ll gather for a garlic mustard pesto tasting session, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample this unconventional culinary creation. Get ready to broaden your palate and discover the flavourful possibilities of incorporating invasive herbs into your diet!

 

Seed Exchange

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Explore the wonders of gardening and biodiversity at our seed exchange station. Bring your surplus seeds or simply come to discover new varieties to grow in your garden. Let’s celebrate the diversity of plant life and promote sustainable practices through seed sharing.

 

Sweetwater Installation

11am – 3:30pm

Journey through Indigenous art, ceremony, and perspectives on land stewardship. SweetWater is an outdoor art installation, woven throughout the forest connecting Black Creek Community Farm to the Black Creek Ravine.

 

Toronto Food Stories Residency Showcase

Art Showcase: 11am – 3:30pm

Artist Talk & Performance :1pm – 2:30pm

Toronto Food Stories is an art residency that connects artists and local organizers to share the stories of the people and movements that are transforming our food system, bringing us closer to realizing our right to food, and ultimately achieving food sovereignty in our city.

We will be showcasing two artists from the Toronto Food Stories Residency: Nathan Baya & Siki Soberetonari.

Nathan Baya is an artist, songwriter and performer born and raised in Toronto.

Nathan’s parents immigrated to Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His cultural heritage has influenced his musical sound and through his electrifying energy, he’s performed on over 100 stages across the city. You can listen to his tracks, 24, Mi Amor, Wavy and many more on your favourite streaming platform. Follow Nathan on Instagram and Spotify @nathan.baya Check out his work at nathanbaya.com

Nathan will be premiering his music video “Real Me” and doing a live performance. Revisiting the building where he grew up in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood, Nathan reflects on how his artistic practice changed his life.

Siki Soberetonari is a multidisciplinary artist and farmer living in Toronto. Her writing has been published in Pitch Black Magazine and most recently, YouthOrganize anthology. She is passionate about storytelling, food justice and community development and is committed to living joyfully. Follow Skiki’s artist journey on Instagram @tamunosikii and their farming endeavors @ezinnefarms

Siki will be performing her spoken word on Earth Day.

 

Plastic Upcycling Workshop

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Learn how to reduce plastic waste and create something beautiful in the process. Our DIY plastic recycling workshop will teach you innovative ways to repurpose plastic materials into useful items or works of art. Together, let’s turn plastic waste into a resourceful opportunity for creativity and sustainability.

 

We’re collecting plastic waste donations!

In the lead up to this Plastic Upcycling Workshop, we’re collecting clean HDPE plastic waste! Help us turn everyday plastic waste into something beautiful and useful. Keep plastic out of our landfills, and out of our waterways!

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a durable plastic that is perfect for our upcycling projects due to its durability and versatility.

Check for the symbol usually found on the bottom of the container. HDPE containers will have the number “2” inside the recycling symbol. Bottle caps, shampoo bottles, and laundry detergent bottles are usually made of HDPE.

Please remember to wash the containers before dropping them off in our collection bin on the BCCF front porch.

Thank You For Your Donation!

Hope to see you at this year’s Earth Day Event!