Susan Henry-Bassaragh

Hello! My name is Susan Henry-Bassaragh. I am the new Market Garden Facilitator and recently joined the hard-working Market Garden team at Black Creek Community Farm. Come by the farm and say “hello”, I would love to meet you! I am the youngest of 4 girls. My parents and 3...

Leeann Tanaah

  Greetings! My name is Leeann, and I am a Farm Educator at the Black Creek Community Farm. I graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber specializing in Media Communications, specializing in Journalism. I have experience working with a plethora of people in the community through facilitating workshops from Harm Reduction...

Andre Baynes

Andre Baynes is an educator and designer with a passion for community-focused education and action toward collective land stewardship. With a background in traditional gardening, design, and storytelling, Andre brings a unique perspective to land stewardship education. Their work aims at imagining and building nature-centric systems for a world beyond...

Nadia Mirdha

Living in the city all my life, I have always been surrounded by multiculturalism, leaving me with an appreciation for diversity. I grew up understanding the importance of community involvement. I was introduced to agriculture early on as a child, and having my own family now, I try to continue...

Rachael Chong

Our Farm Manager Rachael is keen to bring her knowledge and experiences from her work as a market gardener at The Working Centre in Kitchener. Building relationships with people and nature are important to her. Doing hands-on work alongside others, as well as sharing and respecting diverse foodways are critical...

Bashir Munye

Chef Bashir Munye is part of a new generation of Toronto chefs who are inspired by global cuisine while creating the future of local and sustainable food ideas. A true global child, Bashir’s experience of food embraces many geographical and cultural boundaries. Born in Somalia, and raised in Italy, he...

Hermmela Tafesse

Hermmela Tafesse is our Farm Education Coordinator. They were formerly a part of Foodshare’s Youth Grown program, growing fresh vegetables, herbs and greens under the name Kassa Harvest. After a few years of working in the art world Hermmela decided that what was important to them was in the soil,...

Ohemaa Boateng

Ohemaa Boateng, a long-time resident of the Jane-Finch community, has been a leading organizer for urban agroecology, social justice, community work, food security, and climate action in Toronto. Ohemaa started her journey into food justice work at Black Creek Community Farm as a farm staff – spearheading the Farm School...

Sashoya Simpson, staff at BCCF, sitting outside with bright sun, her face leaning on her right arm

Sashoya Simpson

As a long-time resident of Jane-Finch, Sashoya is an oral-storyteller, animation writer and theatre performer. She has been working with BCCF for the last 3-4 years in various capacities from Farm School/Camp Program assistant to Youth Program Coordinator and now Emergency Food Box Program Assistant. The work at the farm...

Mildred, staff at BCCF, holding some veggies in a bag and smiling. She is wearing a teal BCCF t-shit!

Mildred Agsaoay

Mildred Agsaoay is an active resident, volunteer and organizer in the Jane and Finch community for the past 10 years. She is in her third year as Coordinator of the Urban Harvest Program and she hopes to inspire more residents to grow their own food, share their surplus and learn...