The Importance of Bees

This chart shows how important bees are for our food. The recent bee collapse is therefore to be taken seriously. View a page with links regarding pollinators and the global issue of pollinator decline.

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Visiting Black Creek Community Farm

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A group of Pollinators visited Black Creek Community Farm at Jane and Finch. It is located adjacent to Black Creek Pioneer Village, nested between huge concrete apartment buildings. The 7 acre lot offers a wonderful oasis of fresh vegetables, beautifully grown organic produce and a source of affordable food for local residents. It is a part of Harvest Share program. Young farmers, some of them employees, some interns, are committed to get the best from the land. They kindly gave a big group of visitors a tour on the field, and we had a chance to try to use some of their weeding tools. The grand opening event is taking place on the weekend of 25 July.

Food handler training at Oriole Food Space

Food handler training at Oriole Food Space

Toronto Public Health, in partnership with Oriole Foodspace, will be offering FREE food handlers training this summer to eligible community members. There is VERY limited space and we will not be able to train everyone who applies. However, we will connect people who are unable to be trained with other supports.

This is a five week training and participants must be available for the full five weeks.

Please share with anyone who you feel would benefit from this training and with your networks. The deadline to apply is July 8, 2013

You can download the application here: