Black Creek Community Farm – Julian Hasford

Julian Hasford

My family immigrated from Ghana to Canada in the late 1970s, settling in Jane/Finch (Driftwood) where I spent my childhood before moving to the Peel region. Several years later, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at York University, I began employment with the City of Toronto’s Community Gardens Program, where I worked as an Environmental Community Recreation Programmer for 12 years (2001-2013). While with the City, I was actively involved in the establishment of the initial Toronto Urban Farm at 4929 Jane St (from 2004-2011) and was involved in supporting all aspects of farm management, including community engagement, youth programming, and food production and distribution.