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!
The FoWP meets every Sunday from 12-3pm and lately we’ve been feasting. We chip in according to ability and take turns shopping and cooking meals. Seems the right thing to do over the winter. Everyone knows that food is the basis of community: the meals that we share relax us into the social bonding that can be so hard, but that is vital to building community. We also nourish our bodies which, so often are deprived nutrition through the eating of those industrial foods that are affordable when you are on fixed income. fresh baked bread, cabbage rolls, fresh salads, … Continue reading Meeting Feasts!
Members of Friends of Watkinson Park, like many folks, are feeling the weight of current events in the US. FoWP are concerned about how these events … Continue reading FoWP in Solidarity with Against Islamophobia & White Supremacy- National Days of Action