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!
One of the most important aspects of the Watkinson Park redesign was the creation of a native plant garden to contribute to the support of bee, butterfly, bird and other insect beings to thrive in the area. FoWP have been … Continue reading Native Plant Garden underway
Friends of Watkinson Park visited Joce Tremblay again at The Stop. This time we planted some seeds to be sprouted in their greenhouse and later transplanted to the Watkinson Park native plant garden. We seeded: Tabacco, Mulva Mallow, Prairie Sage, … Continue reading Planting Seeds at The Stop for the native plant garden
Residents ‘happy’ to be back in Dundas-Watkinson Parkette despite design disappointments | InsideToronto.com Continue reading Inside Toronto article on Watkinson Park
One of the most important elements of the park redesign that FoWP came up with is the native plant garden. The city put in amazing soil as well as many plants. FoWP envision a wild, grassy garden full of native plants and flowers to attract bees, butterflies, birds and all the beings, human and otherwise that benefit from interaction with plant life and plant growing processes. Recently we were very lucky to be hosted by Joce Tremblay at The Stop Greenbarn’s Urban Agriculture Program. Joce served up a meal of healthy and delicious food, some of which was harvested from … Continue reading Native Plant Garden
The Friends of Watkinson Park is organizing our fourth Party in the park to celebrate Spring time. Please come and bring some art, a poem or song, a contribution to the food table, a native plant for the garden or … Continue reading Spring Party y’all!