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
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!
Friends of Watkinson Park gathered on the eve of Halloween to practice the magic of effigy creation. Making effigies was a very potent experience: there was a lot of joy but also some flaring emotions. But as the bodies take … Continue reading Halloween Installation in Watkinson Park
FoWP started harvesting the tobacco leaves and other seeds from the garden this past week including: yarrow, echinacea, columbine. Next week we have amazing cardinalis seeds and sage that we will harvest. The garden attracted many butterflies and bees to … Continue reading Seed Saving
Friends of Watkinson Park collaborated with OCAP, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge and Red Wagon Collective/Monday Art Group on a project for Nuit Blanche. The project was part of an installation called: A Monument to the Century of Revolutions, which … Continue reading Friends of Watkinson Park does Nuit Blanche