Urban Harvest Hosted March Break Camp Food Workshops

The Urban Harvest program supported BCCF’s virtual March Break Camp by hosting daily food segments as well as food waste reduction/diversion awareness. A total of 28 (12 kids; 16 adults) participated in the workshops where they were given the option to cook along. We were delighted to have Chef Bashir...

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Market Garden placement students harvest root vegetables in the West Field

A year of challenge, learning and abundance in the Market Garden

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,...

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Farm Park Volunteers Planting in the Food Forest

Over 140 Different Species Planted in the Farm Park at Black Creek Community Farm

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...

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Placement Student Profile: Eirene Cloma

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...

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September 3rd Pop-Up Market at Corner Commons

Our next Black Creek Pop-Up Market is on Saturday, September 3, 12-5 pm This summer, we’re hosting a series of monthly Pop-Up markets at Corner Commons, 1911 Finch Ave (in the parking lot of Jane-Finch Mall). Check out Corner Commons’ Instagram stories to see footage and images of the August event. Organized...

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Student placements at BCCF

Wondering what it is like to do your placement at Black Creek Community Farm? Imagine doing your placement on a beautiful 8-acre urban farm that houses fluffy chickens, an outdoor classroom, pavilion, outdoor brick oven, beehives and a serene trail system that leads to a ravine. Our growing spaces are...

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