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Eco market celebrates Mother Earth, mothers

You’re invited to celebrate Mother Earth and your mother at the inaugural GTB Bioregional Eco Market, where you’ll discover local products and gifts, each of which has its own eco story.

The event, which will be held Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Markham Museum’s Transportation Hall, is hosted by the City of Markham and was created by the Legacy Project and Markville Secondary School Eco Club.

You’ll find cookies, squares and other treats from a local farm market; maple syrup, salsas and organic cider from Heartwood Farm & Cidery; honey, chocolate and fresh vegetables from Mount Wolfe Farm; hand-carved wooden spoons by Jim Jones; and handcrafted Indigenous gifts – including beadwork, art cards, dreamcatchers and more – from The Cedar Basket.

Discover ideas from York Region’s LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) Backyard Tree Planting Program, seedlings grown by the Markville Secondary School Eco Club, and information from the Markham Public Library on its seed bank, lendery and repair café. A Mother’s Day table invites you to celebrate your mother and Mother Earth through stories across generations and ‘side-by-side’ cards. Try some water-inspired art with community artist Bree Legget.

A bioregion is an area with its own unique features and stories. Markham is located in the Greater Tkaronto Bioregion (GTB), which stretches across the length of the Oak Ridges Moraine and past the Niagara Escarpment. ‘Tkaronto’ is the Indigenous name for what’s
now known as Toronto.

Admission is free. Click here to learn more about the event. Admission to the event is free. Markham Museum is located at 9350 Markham Rd.

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