• Feb2023

    Please look through your cupboards to find 1 and 2 litre mason jars you are willing to donate to SweetGrass Roots Collective’s Jar Drive. Jars will be used to package sweetwater from maple trees at Black Creek Community Farm. SweetGrass Roots Collective will distribute these jars to Indigenous community. Jars...

  • Jan2023

    Black Creek Community Farm is honoured to host amazing placement students from a wide variety of disciplines. Many thanks to Jovita for sharing this biography with us. Interested in getting involved? See our openings for placement students.  My name is Jovita Ndagire, a fourth year student at York University doing Business and Society....

  • Black Creek Community Farm is honoured to host amazing placement students from a wide variety of disciplines. Many thanks to Lara for sharing this biography with us. Interested in getting involved? See our openings for placement students.    Hi, I am Lara. I am in my second year of the Community Worker Program...

  • Winter in Our Farm Park

    January 27, 2023

    As winter and cold have rolled into the farm, the Farm Park team has worked on getting our site organized, cleaned up, and planning for next year. Some of our activities have been putting on the wiigiwaam skirt, cleaning up our community garden plots, creating our programs calendar for next...

  • Oh, those warm summer days… The Seniors Program is preparing for another year of growing, learning and fun. We’re planning for a whole new group of elders who will join our program for the 2023 season.  For those interested a large part of our seniors’ program is being able to...

  • Nadia has just joined the team as Development Manager – Welcome!  Tell us about you! Living in the city all my life, I have always been surrounded by multiculturalism, leaving me with an appreciation for diversity. My family is originally from Bangladesh and while visiting during summer holidays, I grew...

  • Dec2022

    Origin Story: How did you become involved with food security or food justice work? I first got involved with agriculture back when I was a child growing up in Jamaica. Living in the countryside, I was often surrounded by fruits and vegetables growing around me as well as sustainable livestock...

  • Two new staff joined the year-round team: Rachael and Hermmela. We had an amazing crew of seasonal staff as well – Ellie, Atisa, Neil, as well as other seasonal staff who were working with the Market Garden team part-time: Maïmouna, Niya, Kioni, Krisha, Khalid, Lisa, and placement students Theodora, James,...

  • In our Farm Park in 2022, we estimate that 540 individual volunteers contributed 1746 hours to support maintaining pathways and trails, removing invasive plants, and planting medicinal/edible plants, harvesting, etc. We planted over 140 different species (80% native) and 700 plants including native and edible trees, shrubs, pollinators and herbaceous...

  • Black Creek Community Farm is honoured to host amazing placement students from a wide variety of disciplines. Many thanks to Eirene for sharing this biography with us. Eirene was a volunteer this season, and then joined as a placement student.  Interested in getting involved? We are always welcoming new volunteers and...