Faces of BCCF: Meet Placement Student, Jovita!

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....

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Faces of BCCF: Meet Placement Student, Lara!

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...

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Winter in Our Farm Park

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...

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Memories of the Summer with Our Elders

Oh, those warm summer days… The Seniors Program is getting ready for another year of growing, learning and fun. Over here at the farm, 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...

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Faces of BCCF: Meet Nadia, our Development Manager

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...

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Faces of BCCF: Meet Sashoya, our Events Coordinator

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...

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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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Intergenerational Gathering and Learning at the Farm

What a lovely sight to look at! Intergenerational interaction and learning from the “Fall Cooking Workshop with Chef Adrienne Panis” on September 29. Our seniors had a chance to mingle with younger parents, speak to their kids, and welcome others in the community.  Twelve families from the TCDSB Parenting and...

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