Black Creek Community Farm workshops

Start on March 19th 2016. End on April 30th 2016

March 19, 2016 10am-2pm

Maple Syrup Day


Come learn the basics of maple syrup production! We'll start with a forest walk to learn to identify maple trees by their twigs and bark, check out how sap is collected, and then gather around the fire for a demo of the syrup boiling process. End your visit with a plate of pancakes with maple syrup, and a cup of hot cocoa ($10).


For more information or to RSVP, contact or call 416.393.6381.


March 23, 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Planning for Success: Grow Your Best Garden Yet


Starting a vegetable garden for the first time? Or maybe you're ready to take your garden to the next level this year. Whether you're growing in your yard or on a balcony, this workshop will help you make the most of your garden all season long. 


You'll learn to choose the best crops for your garden, when to plant to take full advantage of the growing season from spring to fall, and tricks to help you get the most out of your space.


Bring notes, sketches or photos of your garden to get tips and feedback from the farmers at BCCF.


Workshop fee: $50, included organic seeds and take-home materials to help you get started.


Contact or 416.393.6381 to reserve your spot.



March 30, 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Grow Your Own Seedlings: Starting Veggies From Seed


Learn how to grow your own vegetable and herb plants from seed! Join us for a hands-on workshop covering how to choose the right seeds, when different varieties need to be started, and caring for your seedlings until they are ready to be planted outdoors. 


We'll teach you how to make your own home-made seed starting "soil" and seedling pots, and give you the info you need to make an inexpensive indoor seed starting set-up.


Workshop fee: $50, includes organic seeds and a seed starting guide.


Contact or 416.393.6381 to reserve your spot.

April 23 and 30, 10 am – 4 pm

Volunteer Opportunities: Food Forest Planting Days

With the help of our fantastic volunteers, in 2015 we beat back the invasive species in our woodland and replaced them with over 100 perennial food plants. This year we are even more ambitious! We plan to plant hundreds of fruit trees, berry bushes, perennial herbs, vegetables and medicinal plants in 2016. Please email for more information or to RSVP – or sign up through the Facebook events listings below.

Food Forest Planting Day #1: April 23, 10 am – 4 pm

Food Forest Planting Day #2: April 30, 10 am – 4 pm