Ground-breaking News at Black Creek Community Farm (Literally!)
As many of you know, we recently celebrated the launch of our third growing season at Downsview Park. We are excited to share that this past month we reached another amazing milestone - breaking ground at Black Creek Community Farm ! We’ve already begun planting some crops for our late summer harvest (pie pumpkins, butternut squash!) and can’t wait to keep growing.
Last summer, we joined an amazing group of partners - Everdale , FoodShare and Afri-Can FoodBasket – with the goal of inspiring more people to get involved with community farming, and to serve as a model for future local food production projects in our city and around the globe! The farm’s mission is to engage, educate and empower diverse communities through the growing and sharing of food.
Fresh City farms an area of about one-acre on the seven-acre site, which is situated on Toronto and Region Conservation land between Jane & Finch and York University. The project at Black Creek is being led by Everdale, and is supported by a number of other organizations: York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ryerson University’s Centre for Studies in Food Security, the World Crops Project, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority who made the land available and is supporting the development of the project. Watch this video from the TRCA featuring Black Creek Community Farm.
Join Fresh City, Everdale, TRCA, FoodShare and Afri-Can Food Basket for two amazing events on our grand opening weekend! On Thursday, July 25 th you can attend the Growing Change Field Supper and eat in the field where your supper was grown. Tickets are limited and all proceeds will support the Black Creek Community Farm project. You can also join us on Saturday, July 27 th for a day of free farm fun at our community festival .