Well, as so very often happens; best laid plans are made to be changed and nothing is ever as certain as we think. I had planned to take the next couple of months to get ready for spring and work on my own garden, but I just couldn't turn down the invitation to attend a few fundraising markets. So we have started our market season ahead of schedule, but will still be taking things easy and gradually building momentum as we move towards spring.
Our first market was the Waihola midwinter market raising funds for the improvement of the local playground (Waihola Playgrounds Trust). The weather was just perfect and we were impressed with the support shown by the Waihola community. I love the small town feel and will be sure to attend again next year.
Moving forward into August, we are looking at another fundraising market, this time for the Mosgiel Playcentre. The Mosgiel Big Day Out is to be held on Sunday 9th August at the Elmgrove School. It is shaping up to be a great event with a good mix of new and second hand goods. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see what specials we will be running on the day.
Other potential markets in the pipeline include occasional appearances at the Blueskin Community Market, we will test out the newly established Beach Market St Clair in August, and we definitely want to return to the Botanic Gardens Plant Sale in October. We will be posting the dates and places as we get closer to each event.
I hope to see some familiar faces in the crowds so do pop down and visit with us. In the meantime, stay warm and dry, I get the feeling that winter isn't done with us quite yet!
I'm Kimberley, and I live in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am very passionate about growing strong healthy plants that enrich us and our environment. Welcome to my place - feel free to look around!