BOOK NOW FOR FALL 2018!
At Black Creek Community Farm, we tailor your trip to your class. You can create your own field trip by mixing and matching programs from any of our categories or you can let us do the planning for you with your student’s interests & curriculum links in mind.
PRESCHOOL, ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL
Animals & Critters – All of these programs have a focus on animals & critters, their roles, and their importance to the earth, to humans & to each other.
Locally Grown – All of these programs have a tasting component & a food focus. Whether it be preparing a healthy & delicious snack or meal, or going on a tasting tour around the farm, students will learn about the importance of eating locally.
Plants & Soil – Learn all about plants & soil through these hands-on programs that will teach students what plants need to survive, the components of soil and get their hands dirty while digging in to the children’s garden.
Outdoor Survivalist – Learn what it takes to survive in the wilderness, track animals in the forest, learn how to make a fire & build a shelter, and identify wild edible weeds.
Little Artists – Learn to create art masterpieces using treasures found in nature!
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
Farmer for a Day – Experience what it takes to be a farmer & learn about the importance of our urban farm. This program is a hands-on, experiential learning experience for students. Learning takes place while digging in and working alongside farm staff
Tree Planting: TREE FOR ME – Help make Toronto a healthier, more vibrant place to live by making a direct contribution to increase Toronto’s tree canopy. Plant trees at the farm, learn about the importance of forestation in an urban setting, participate in a care and planting workshop, and take a tree to plant at your school! (Tree for Me is an initiative by Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, with the support of the City Of Toronto, hosted by Black Creek Community Farm) -www.treeforme.ca Available until end of early November 2018, weather permitting
Pear/Apple Picking & Cider Pressing –Learn fruit picking techniques, how to handle and process the harvest, and how you can consume so called ‘ugly fruit’. Participate in a DIY cider pressing workshop, and enjoy a freshly pressed apple or pear cider at the farm
Earth to Table Legacies Video Screening – Participate on a video screening, followed by a workshop on topics such food sovereignty, the role of youth in agriculture, the importance of intergenerational and intercultural dialogue, the impact of agrochemicals and functional biodiversity
Pizza Making on our Wood-fired Oven – Get ready for chopping! Using the farm’s bountiful harvest, learn about the importance of communal cooking while creating a healthy and beautiful lunch for your group. There is an added fee of $8/participant. It includes farm fresh salad
Bike Blended Smoothies – Using our one of a kind bicycle-smoothie-blender, we will use a variety of fruit and vegetables to create a vitamin rich formula, using a very sustainable power source, pedaling. $3/participant
FIELD TO FORK
Field to Fork – in collaboration with Pioneer Village. Two great sites in one fun filled day! This program is available from May 1-November 30. Grades 2 – 8. $17 per student. Booking is done through the Pioneer Village Website by clicking here!
Field Trip Details:
Book your field trip for any of the following seasons:
Winter: Jan – March
Spring: May – June
Fall: Sep – Oct (NOW BOOKING for Fall 2018!)
$10 + HST per student for a half day trip- 10:00am-12:00pm or 12:30-2:30pm
$15 + HST per student for a full day trip – 10:00am-2:30pm
1 adult for every 10 students is free, any extra is $5 each
*Subsidies are available for local schools in need. If you require a subsidy please note it on your field trip request form when booking. Email email@example.com for availability
You can contact the Farm School Coordinator at 416.393.6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Please note that in order to ensure the safety of our visitors and provide the best quality programs we must limit our capacity to 30 students per visit.
*Ask us about subsidies available for local schools in need!