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
FoWP are feeling pretty great about our first sleep over protest. We had a chili and roast corn feast, fire bowl, music (Mike Barths and Don Lewis – also community members), video projection (Rebecca Garrett), shadow puppets (Joce and Naty … Continue reading Sleep over in Watkinson Park
The Junction is being gentrified at an accelerated pace. As developers take over, the poor are driven out and affordable rental housing is destroyed. The poor are stigmatized and at risk, ill at ease in their own neighbourhood. FoWP seeks … Continue reading Sleepover in the Park!