Redlands Coast residents dreaming of a sustainable Christmas will find plenty of inspiration at the IndigiScapes Eco Markets on Saturday 4 December 2021.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event would be held in the centre’s native botanic gardens and include live music, family-friendly activities, fresh produce, upcycled fashion and market stalls offering sustainable products.
“The IndigiScapes Eco Markets were launched this year and have been successful in fostering an appreciation of our natural environment and engaging with the community about sustainable lifestyle choices,” she said.
“The December event will be the last of four eco markets to be held this year and will have a festive focus on sustainable gifting and decorating leading into Christmas and the New Year.
“The markets offer the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts for family and friends while also supporting small local businesses.
“You can start the morning with breakfast at the IndigiCafe while enjoying a sustainable fashion parade and op shop styling presentation.
“Then wander through the markets and visit the suitcase rummage and rack sale where you might find the perfect outfit for Christmas.
“Make sure you say hi to Council’s community education adviser Ranger Stacey who will be very visible on the day, both on the main stage and throughout the markets.”
Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the Eco Markets would offer activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages from 8am to midday.
“There will be three areas set up for entertainment with musicians, singers, belly dancers and a demonstration of eco-friendly Christmas decorating ideas,” Cr McKenzie said.
“There is also an extensive list of stallholders selling everything from fresh produce, living picture frames and natural cleaning and skin care products to jewellery, pottery, arts and craft, and recycled timber homewares and gifts.
“Children are also catered for with outdoor nature play, eco craft, and native flora and fauna face painting.
“Patrons will be spoilt for food choices, with fresh local cuisine with a bush tucker twist available at IndigiCafe and stalls offering French pastries, donuts, potato twisters and coffee.
“The Native Nursery will also be open from 9am to midday for advice on native plants and sales.
“There really is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than exploring local markets in the natural environment and surrounds of IndigiScapes.”
The markets will operate under a State Government-approved COVID Management Plan, with digital check-in, social distancing, good hygiene and sanitising measures encouraged by use of signage throughout the site.