Celebrate with Redlands IndigiScapes Centre the natural wonders of Redlands Coast at the environmental centre’s series of Eco Markets, kicking off tomorrow (Saturday 1 May, 2021).
Mayor Karen Williams said the May event – the first of four scheduled for this year – would be held in the centre’s beautiful native botanic gardens and include market stalls featuring sustainable products, upcycled fashion, fresh produce and more.
“There will also be live music, local arts and crafts, books and displays, including permaculture and native beekeeping,” she said.
“The IndigiScapes nursery, cafe and gardens will all be open for the community to come along and connect and restore in nature.
“Redlands Coast, from islands to coastal areas and hinterland, boasts a wonderfully diverse natural environment, with 40 per cent protected green space, and so much to see and do.
“Council’s IndigiScapes is one of those great places where people can immerse in nature and discover more about their own naturally wonderful home.
“You will be able to visit the markets, buy native plants from the nursery, enjoy the walking tracks and native botanic gardens, visit the Discovery Centre and gift shop, and choose from a range of delicious food.
“If you like, you can also pack a picnic basket and rug and relax in the gardens while the children enjoy the nature playground and maze.”
Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the Eco Markets in May would be followed by an Environment and Community Fair on Saturday 5 June, to mark World Environment Day.
“This will be a celebration where people can explore more about global conservation movements and how they can contribute to them with action at home,” Cr McKenzie said.
“The year’s theme is Ecosystem Restoration, which can take many forms, such as growing trees, greening cities, rewilding gardens, changing diets, or cleaning up rivers and coasts.
“With World Oceans Day falling on 8 June, the Environment and Community Fair will include marine environment groups and highlight the impact of single-use plastics on our ocean and marine life, encouraging reduced reliance on plastics leading into Plastic Free July.
“Redlands Coast is an amazing place to live, work and play, and I encourage everyone to come along and play in nature at these IndigiScapes events.”
WHEN: 8am to noon – Saturday 1 May 2021; Saturday 5 June 2021; Saturday 4 September 2021; Saturday 4 December 2021
WHERE: 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba. Additional parking available via the nursery and My Horizon entry
WHAT: Market stalls, live music, upcycled fashion, fresh produce, native nursery, cafe and more
MORE INFORMATION: indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8999
The events will operate under a COVID-safe plan