Trailside Village businesses to organize fundraiser for community herb garden project

A model of the garden / Courtesy

A handful of businesses in Fayetteville’s Trailside Village will be holding a fundraiser for a new herbal and native herb garden this weekend.

Yarb Apothecary, Biodesic Strategies, AM / PM Bar and others will be hosting the event on Saturday April 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. for the new community garden “permaculture” project that will be located on the Trailside Village grounds.

The event will feature music by Kalyn Fay, KRis Mastin and Jude Brothers at Back Space, as well as a pop-up market, herbal mocktails, free snacks, and an educational booth on the project.

Pop-up market vendors include Postal Planet, Bandana of the Month Club, Rose Home Co, What Have We Vintage Glassware, Biodesic Strategies, and Cheanie Maria Noai.

It’s a ‘bring your own lawn chair’ event, and social distancing and masking will be needed.

There is a recommended donation of $ 5 for entry, which will also get you into a raffle for the prizes.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the new garden, which is part of a larger project called Eco-archipelago: a network of community forest gardens which aims to create edible food-producing landscapes instead of more ornamental landscapes.

To learn more about fundraising, visit the Facebook event.

Terri S. Tomasini