IndigiScapes Eco Markets are back on Saturday 1 April 2023 with a theme of ‘Make a Difference’.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event was the perfect opportunity for getting friends or family together to share some outdoor fun.
“In keeping with the theme, there will be a native plant and fresh produce display providing inspiration for market patrons to think about the small changes they can make to become more eco-friendly,” Cr Williams said.
“There will also be opportunities to ‘make a difference’ with our community environmental programs.
“The Eco Market falls on the first day of the school holidays, giving families a great opportunity to enjoy time together in a stunning open-air location right here on Redlands Coast.
“Children will be kept busy with a choice of great outdoor activities and craft, with messy play, nature-based crafts and yoga.
“A local artist will be sharing her skills as a weed and natural fibre weaver, and our unique native fauna and flora face-painting remains a popular feature.
“The Suitcase Rummage and Rack Sale is always popular, and author Chloe Butterfield will be inside the centre signing her new book Little Explorers Guide to Queensland National Parks.
“Council’s Environment and Education team will also be on hand to answer your questions about the centre and our programs and activities.”
Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the Eco Market had something for everyone, with old favourites and new faces.
“With more than 40 stallholders selling eco-friendly products, food and drinks, there will be plenty to keep people occupied and entertained,” Cr McKenzie said.
“A line-up of talented local performers will give the market a festival atmosphere, and a highlight is always the local artisan stalls, selling handcrafted and upcycled wares, including ceramics and mosaics, eco-friendly skincare and beeswax products, homewares, clothing and accessories, and of course, plants.
“There will also be plenty of food options on offer, including coffee, French pastries, donuts, slow cooked pork and beef and plenty of vegan options.
“There will also be delicious take home treats from local producers of gluten-free baked goods, fudge, fresh local mushrooms and bush tucker inspired treats.”
IndigiScapes Native Community Nursery, cafe, gift shop and Discovery Centre will all be open.
Council encourages the use of public transport to visit the Eco Markets. Bus 270 stops outside IndigiScapes Centre, with services from Capalaba and Victoria Point. Timetable details can be found on the Translink website.
The Eco Markets will be held at Redland IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba on Saturday 1 April, from 8am to 12pm.
For more information, visit the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre website.