Backyard composting workshop at Black Creek Community Farm

We’re partnering with FoodShare’s composting experts to offer this great hands-on workshop. We’ll cover everything you need to know to turn green waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden: * Choosing appropriate “feedstock” materials * Achieving the proper nitrogen:carbon ratio for ideal decomposition * Moisture, temperature and time * Troubleshooting problems You’ll also get to practice your composting skills in the BCCF compost facilities. To register, please follow the link above. A limited number of subsidized spots are available – please send us an email to inquire. Call us at 416-393-6381 or email for more information. >

Homegrown Park Rangers Annual Milkweed Party

Sunday, May 29, from noon to 5 p.m. our team of Homegrown Park Rangers will be at the southwest end of Christie Pits Park with a limited number of milkweed seed packs and plants for sale, plus butterfly-friendly art and crafts. If you’ve been to any past Homegrown events, you already know we love to collaborate with other groups to amplify the fun factor. This year we’re again hosting our milkweed pickup at the same time as three other great events in the park — the Bike with Mike festival, the North American Native Plant Society plant sale and the Christie Pits Art Crawl. See you May 29! In the meantime, stay tuned on >

Black Creek Food Justice Day of Action

Come out and join us for our Spring Day of Action for Food Jusice! We'll be marching, planting, learning, dancing, eating, and fighting for our food justice demands! We will be meeting at 11 a.m. at the SE corner of Jane and Finch. -From 11-1 We will march and plant along Jane St. and have mini planting workshops -At 1pm we will gather at the Black Creek Community Farm (4929 Jane St.) for a FREE and delicious bake-oven pizza lunch and Black Creek Garden Resource Network seedling giveaway. Our Demands!! Improve Growing Spaces and Support for Urban Growing 1. Make City Parks and Hydro Corridors accessible for community residents to... >

Urban Beekeeping Certificate

The Urban Beekeeping Certificate introduces you to the fundamentals of beekeeping. You'll gain the skills to become a beekeeper. Three experienced beekeepers will lead you through knowledge building and hands-on beeyard sessions.  This six session series spans the seasonal cycle of bee keeping from spring to fall.  Come experience and learn together with 15 people! The small class gives you lots of opportunity for interaction between other students, beekeepers and bees.   Partnership between FoodShare Toronto and Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative. Beekeeping Sessions  Session 1: The Honey Bee and Beekeeping Basics  Learn the basics of beekeeping, the... >

Advancing an Edible Education: Government Consultation on Experiential Learning

From Sustain Ontario's Edible Education NetworkThe Government of Ontario has initiated a consultation period seeking comments on the Future of Experiential Learning in Ontario until the end of May 2016, as the Ministry of Education is expanding experiential learning to provide students with a broader range of learning opportunities that are “connected to the community”. To help inform the development of this policy for Ontario schools, the Ministry is seeking feedback from various stakeholders, such as educators, business representatives, community organizations, non-profit agencies, and postsecondary institutions. Building on the >

Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Day at Black Creek Community Farm

On May 4th & 11th we will be expanding our outdoor classroom and could use your help! On these two prep days we will be building: -spiral herb garden -tire obstacle course -balance beam -giant mulch pile -wood stands for garden boxes -tipi's A delicious lunch will be served & fun will be had!  Please RSVP on FB or send an email to For information about our Outdoor Classroom Volunteer Day on May 11th please click here: >

Rye's Homegrown First Friday volunteer day

Volunteer at this month's First Friday: May 6th Interested in urban agriculture? Ryerson University is home to a ¼ acre urban farm located in downtown Toronto on the Andrew and Valerie Pringle Environmental Green Roof on the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. Come help get the season started by moving and spreading compost on Friday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to visit the farm, meet other garden enthusiasts, and learn more about urban agriculture.What: Drop-In Volunteer Event, every first Friday of the month.When: Friday May 6th, 1–4pmWho: Anyone and everyone is welcome, bring... >