November update:
Thank you for your interest! Farm School field trips and workshops are fully booked for the 2022 season.

We will be reopening our booking forms in the new year. We look forward to hosting you in 2023!

At Black Creek Community Farm, we are committed to providing meaningful learning experiences to assist teachers and families seeking to enrich their children’s learning.

It is our goal to provide experiential learning that…

    1. Empowers children and youth by nurturing self-esteem and confidence
    2. Fosters environmental stewardship through hands-on exploration
    3. Supports a healthy and active lifestyle
    4. Is linked to the Ontario curriculum

Programs for All Grades


We tailor our programming to support what children are learning in class and at home by providing a unique, hands-on approach to environmental education.


Through FoodShare’s Supportive Partnerships Platform we are a TDSB approved vendor. Please contact our Farm Education Coordinator at farmschool@blackcreekfarm.ca or (416) 393-6381 ext.103 for questions or more information regarding booking. 

Ready to book?

Click here to fill out a Field Trip Request Form.

Farmers for a Day

Participants will experience a day as an urban farmer. We will explore the different tools that farmers use and their purpose, take a look at the honeybees and the worm bin (vermicomposting), explore the chicken coop, and greenhouse, and conclude with a garden necklace craft, tree planting, or a plant part relay race. 

This is a very hands-on program, perfect for children 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 and how they contribute to a meal, followed by a lesson on how food gets into our grocery stores and the importance of eating what is in season.

Get ready to learn about food waste, our dependence on fossil fuels to transport our food, the impact of our diets on climate change, and what can we do to take action! This program is all about the senses. Students will get to harvest, taste, and prepare delicious snacks or lunches using the harvest they picked from our garden.


Outdoor Survivalist

This program is designed to encourage children 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 will understand 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.  Followed by a guided salve making or nature craft.

 

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 students FREE
Extra adults $10 + HST
*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.

Ready to book?

Click here to fill out a Field Trip Request Form.

Additional Programs to book


Travelling Curriculum

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. Whether you’re a school teacher, an educator at a childcare centre, running a day camp, or homeschooling, we can bring a little bit of nature right to you. To book a visit, please complete the Travelling Curriculum Request form!

 

TRAVELLING CURRICULUM FEES
1 session $300 + HST
2 sessions $350 + HST
3 sessions $400 + HST
4 sessions $450 + HST
*Each session is 1 hour long, one class per session. We can run up to 4 sessions per visit. Please book your sessions back to back (e.g., if you are booking two classes the sessions should both be in the morning or both in the afternoon).

Ready to book?

Click here to fill out a Travelling Curriculum Request Form.

Subsidies

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 farmschool@blackcreekfarm.ca.
Please Note: All subsidies are granted based on availability.

Making payments

You can make your payment in any of the following ways:
  1. Credit card payment (made online, after registration)
  2. 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)
  3. Cash dropped off at the farm

Refund policy

Registration is not complete until a minimum 50% deposit is received. Full payment must be received 2 weeks before your booking date. If a reservation is cancelled, there will be an administration fee of $50. Your deposit is refunded with 3 or more weeks’ notice.

 

TTC

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.

Have Questions? 

Contact the Farm School Coordinator:
(416) 393-6381 ext.103
farmschool@blackcreekfarm.ca.

Children’s programming is funded by United Way.