At Black Creek Community Farm, we are committed to providing meaningful intergenerational educational experiences to deepen and enrich participants’ learning.
It is our goal to provide experiential learning that…
- Empowers all ages by nurturing self-esteem and confidence
- Fosters environmental stewardship and connection to the land through hands-on exploration
- Supports a healthy and active lifestyle
- Is rooted in food justice principles
- Is linked to the Ontario curriculum and participants’ learning goals
Programs for All Ages
We tailor our programming to expand and build on participants’ lived experience and learning goals through a unique interactive and collaborative approach to outdoor education.
Through FoodShare’s Supportive Partnerships Platform we are a TDSB approved vendor. Please contact our Farm Education Coordinator at email@example.com or (416) 393-6381 ext.103 for questions or more information regarding booking.
Farmers for a Day
Participants will experience a day as an urban farmer. We can explore the different tools that farmers use and their purpose, learn the importance of pollinators by visiting our beehives and native plant gardens, learn to improve soil health by making a worm bin (vermicomposting), explore the chicken coop and greenhouse, and conclude with a garden necklace craft, seed planting activity, or a plant part relay race.
This is a very hands-on program, perfect for participants to experience ‘A Day in a Farmer’s Life.’ Roll up your sleeves, put on your working boots, and get your hands right in the soil. Learn what it takes to get food on your plate!
Earth to Table
Participants will fully understand the process of bringing fresh produce from farm to table. Take a tour of the different parts of the farm from the market garden to the beehives to the fruit trees, and explore how they contribute to a meal.
Get ready to learn how food gets into our grocery stores, about food waste, our dependence on fossil fuels to transport our food, the impact of our food system on climate change, and what can we do to take action! This program is all about the senses. Participants can get the chance to harvest, taste, and prepare foods using the produce they pick from our garden.
This program is designed to encourage participants to take an active role in learning about, protecting, and enjoying the outdoors! Outdoor Survivalists offers plenty of opportunities to freely explore nature… from the tallest cedar to the tiniest micro-organisms in the soil.
Participants can learn how to identify native plant species and wild edibles, take a nature connection hike, identify animal tracks and signs, identify Canadian tree species, and learn about mushrooms. Hands-on activities can include cooking over a campfire, a guided salve-making or a nature craft.
Urban Agriculture and Beyond
Participants will have the opportunity to explore and engage with the farm and make connections to a variety of topics through interactive activities and dynamic discussions.
Explore topics like food justice and food sovereignty, food literacy and body acceptance, Indigenous land-based teachings, environmental stewardship and climate action. Get your hands dirty with a hands-on activity like weeding in the farm fields, sowing seeds in the greenhouses, or removing invasive species in the Food Forest.
|ON-FARM WORKSHOP AND FIELD TRIP FEES|
|Half Day Trip – 10:00am-12:00pm or 12:30-2:30pm||$15 + HST per participant (min. charge of 20)|
|Full Day Trip – 10:00am-2:00pm||$20 + HST per participant (min. charge of 20)|
|1 supervising adult for every 10 participants||FREE|
|Extra supervisors||$10 + HST|
Additional Programs to book
Travelling Curriculum – Mobile Workshops
Would you like us to come visit you for a day? Are you planning a science fair or community event? We are able to provide a few of Black Creek Community Farm’s favourite activities at your location. To book a visit, please complete the Mobile Workshop Request form!
|MOBILE WORKSHOP FEES|
|Half-Day Workshop (2 hours)||$500 + HST|
|Full-Day Workshop (4 hours)||$750 + HST|
Ready to book?
Click here to fill out a Mobile Workshop Request Form.
Local schools and community groups in the Jane & Finch and surrounding area have priority for subsidized fees. If you are in need of a subsidy and you are outside of our catchment area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: All subsidies are granted based on availability.
Credit card payment (made online, after registration)
Cheque made out to FoodShare Toronto (in memo: BCCF Farm Education) & dropped off or mailed to the farm (4929 Jane Street, Toronto, ON M3N 2K8)
Cash dropped off at the farm
We are now more accessible than ever, only a short walk or bus ride away from Pioneer Village subway station! Click here for directions to the farm.
Contact the Farm School Coordinator:
(416) 393-6381 ext.103