Memories of the Summer with Our Elders

Oh, those warm summer days… The Seniors Program is preparing for another year of growing, learning and fun. 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 seniors’ program is being able to...

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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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October 1: Black Creek Pop-Up Market & Community Wellness Fair

Black Creek Pop-Up Market & NWT OHT Community Wellness Fair Saturday, October 1: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) Corner Commons (southeast corner of Jane & Finch Mall): 1911 Finch Ave. W., Toronto ON, M3N 2V2 Please mark your calendars! Alongside the next and last Black Creek Pop-Up Market, the...

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Brunch at The Farm Fundraiser: Get Your Tix Today!

A message about our Brunch at the Farm fundraiser

We have made the difficult decision to cancel Brunch at the Farm, scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18, 2022. With our team’s attention currently focused on addressing community needs and concerns, our limited capacity prevents us from being able to create and deliver an outstanding event experience at this time....

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