Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF) is a seven-acre site located on conservation land in Toronto. The farm is uniquely situated between a major urban centre (Jane & Finch) and a major university (York).
The project is being led by Everdale, a farm-based charity with 15 years of experience growing food and providing hands-on, solution-based food and farming education to children, youth, and aspiring new farmers.
Everdale is joined by an amazing group of partners: FoodShare, a charity whose goal is Good, Healthy Food for All; Afri-Can Food Basket, a charity engaging the community in the garden for food security; & Fresh City Farms, a local food business harnessing the power of social enterprise.
These four organizations have come together to launch a ground-breaking, community urban farm. The farm will be staffed and supported by community residents and the harvests of fresh, healthy food will feed the local community. The farm will also be an intergenerational place of learning and training where youth will reconnect to the story of their food, a new generation of urban farmers will be trained and the community will gather to celebrate.
This farm is supported and guided by a number of other key organizations:York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ryerson University’s Centre for Studies in Food Security, and the World Crops Project. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has made the land available and is supporting the development of the project.
The farm will re-imagine the urban food and farming landscape and provide a model for other cities around the world.
The first harvests will be in 2013. We welcome your support and involvement.