The FoWP community has been through a lot this summer which culminated with the partial collapse and condemnation of the Peacock Hotel where many of our community members lived. Many of these folks are now homeless or living in worse … Continue reading Halloween For The People!
FoWP’s Spring BBQ and Gardening Party was a raging success! We fed upwards of 100 people with amazing home made food by community members as well as items donated by local businesses. We planted in the garden, did some fence … Continue reading Spring BBQ and Gardening Party
FoWP went to the North American Native Plant Society plant sale to pick up some new friends to plant in the garden during the Spring bbq and Planting Party. we bought: Blue Lobelia Butterfly Milkweed Grey Goldenrod Grey Cone flower … Continue reading plant sale
Friends of Watkisnon Park is excited to report that we received a grant from Park People to do three events this season. We are starting out with a Spring BBQ and Gardening Party! We welcome all food, music, poetry, art, … Continue reading Spring BBQ and Gardening Party!
Last year FoWP worked with Indigenous Land sovereignty earth worker Joce Tremblay to put in a Native Plant Garden. We grew plants in The Stop’s greenhouse and then transplanted to Watkinson Park. In the fall we harvested the plants and this … Continue reading Seed Saving!
It has been part of the mandate of FoWP to engage with the Indigenous history of the Junction and surrounding area specifically through our work with the Native plant garden, but also with an upcoming project that we hope to be able to do this Summer. Glad there finally seems to be some recognition from the city/public around this issue, due to the work of Indigenous communities and artists: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/13/toronto-parks-to-reflect-indigenous-history.html Continue reading Toronto parks to reflect Indigenous history
As FoWP has been saying: “one in five Ontarians have negative feelings against those on social assistance surpassing their unfavourable views against all other groups, except Muslims, who were disliked by 21 per cent of the respondents.” https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2017/12/08/being-on-social-assistance-draws-more-spite-than-race-colour-gender–but-not-more-than-being-muslim-survey.html Continue reading Being on social assistance draws more spite than race, colour, gender . . . but not more than being Muslim: survey