IndigiScapes Eco Markets focus on sustainable gifting

There will be plenty of inspirational ideas to support sustainable giving this festive season at the IndigiScapes Eco Markets on Saturday 3 December.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event would include family activities, live entertainment and market stalls offering sustainable products.

“The IndigiScapes Eco Markets have been successful in fostering an appreciation of our natural environment and engaging with the community about sustainable lifestyle choices,” Cr Williams said.

“We can all play our part this Christmas by supporting local business and choosing unique and eco-friendly products.

“At the Eco Markets there will be stalls offering a wide range of hand-crafted items, sustainable giftware, native plants and fresh produce.

“If you are looking for inspiration for natural gift ideas, there will be a talk on sustainable garden giving such as plants, herbs and fresh produce.

“There will also be a workshop on how to make unique and sustainable wrapping paper, gift bags and cards using natural materials, which is a wonderful way to add an individual touch this Christmas.

“If you’re looking for some unique Christmas-themed decorations using natural fibres, you can join an open weaving circle guided by Minjerribah, Southern Moreton Bay Island and volunteer Bushcare artists and weavers.

“Drop by and have a chat with Council’s Environment and Education team to learn more about our environmental programs, and say hi to our community education advisor Ranger Stacey who will be visible on the day, on both the main stage and throughout the markets.”

There will be a range of sustainable gift and gift-giving ideas at the IndigiScapes Eco Markets.

Division 7 Councillor Rowanne McKenzie said the IndigiScapes Eco Markets were a great day out for the whole family.

“There is a fabulous line-up of live entertainment on the stage, including an interactive drumming and dance routine,” Cr Mckenzie said.

“There will also be a suitcase rummage and rack sale, worm farms, and information on composting and recycling.

“Artisan market stalls will be selling everything from rock paintings, eco-friendly kitchen products, ceramics and headbands to bee products, herbal and natural skincare, dog treats and accessories, and heat packs.

“For the children there is messy play, energetic outdoor garden play, and native flora and fauna face painting.

“Patrons will be spoilt for food choices with stalls selling vegan food, donuts, potato twisters, baked treats, a sausage sizzle, juices and coffee.”

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.

Note, Queensland is on the Amber level of Queensland Health’s COVID-19 alert system, which recommends wearing a mask on public transport.

The Eco Markets will be held at Redland IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba on Saturday 3 December from 8am-12pm.

For more information, visit the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre website.