Tierra Hermosa Local Market fosters creativity and community

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Tierra Hermosa Local Market has launched a series of maker-led workshops with the idea of creating a platform for the makers they have met to showcase their art, beyond selling product in their store, and give the community opportunities to create meaningful connections.

Owner Cheri Mara said the goal is to offer the ‘Create-In-Community’ events on a biweekly basis through the spring.

The next workshop is on Feb. 21 with Wasaga Beach based wildlife photographer Jason George, who has a book and photo cards in the store. George will lead a 90-minute intro to Wildlife Photography workshop, sharing tips on how to locate wildlife and capture their image. Open to all ages.

On March 6, Kim Andrews from ‘The Good Wax Candle Co., who pours the candles for Tierra Hermosa, will teach people how to make their own natural eight- ounce candle with a custom fragrance.

Mara said they are playing around with different concepts, giving priority to the makers featured in the store, but are also exploring other potential creative activities.

A third of the makers with items in the store are now local and Mara said the goal is to get that up to 50 per cent.

Workshop fees vary and reflect the cost of the take- home products. Register online at www.tierra-hermosa. ca/events or call 416-819-9375. Tierra Hermosa Local Market is located at 2 Francis St. E., Creemore.

Contributed photo: Julie Thurgood-Burnett from Hereward Farms led a workshop at Tierra Hermosa Local Market on Feb. 7, making Valentine’s lavender wax sachets using all-natural products.

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