Germinate is evolving to integrate more offerings & in doing so, a new name was chosen to better represent the expansion. While all core principles & designs remain, it will take a little time to transition, to incorporate new art work, logo & updates on the site.
Rhizaecosm is a compilation of handcrafted wearable, functional & decorative art, coalescing natural, wild, symbolic, ancient, spiritual & bohemian elements. The collection includes jewelry, textiles, carving, home décor & apothecary. Rhizaecosm illustrates that functionality, aesthetics & sustainability can coexist by transforming natural, reclaimed, local, wildcrafted, organic & ethical materials.
Transcending gender & generations, the Rhizaecosm aesthetic appeals to those focused on eco-conscious natural living, seeking local, ethically & sustainably made wares, to individuals who surround themselves with functional & wearable art that has meaning & purpose.
RHIZAE meaning roots & COSM, signifying universe, embodies the principle that there is a correspondence between the various planes of being, between the macrocosm & microcosm, between celestial & terrestrial phenomena, that we are quantumly entangled, intimately linked, composed of stardust, that every action or inaction has an effect, thus bringing sacredness or intention into each moment, each act of creation, will influence our surroundings.
FESTIVALS & MARKETS
Georgian Peaks ~ February 24 ~ Craigleith Ontario
Rock Shop ~ March 27 to 28 ~ Collingwood Ontario
A pop up market with our friends in this eclectic space.
Quayle's Brewery Spring Market ~ MAy 6 to 7 & 13 to 14 ~ Coldwater Ontario
40 local artisans, mother's day gifts, food & craft beer.
Georgian Bay Art Collective Spring Market ~ MAy 21 ~ Collingwood Ontario
A dozen local artisans, focused on handmade wares , food & craft beer
at the Collingwood Brewery beer garden.
Paisley Blues Fest ~ June 2 to 4 ~ Paisley Ontario
Music, artisans, food & drink, in the Beautiful setting of Paisley.
Artfest ~ July 1 to 3 ~ Kingston Ontario
200 Artists & Artisans. Walk the shady paths throughout the park & enjoy outstanding pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, gourmet food, craft beer & wine, live music, art workshops, children's programs, murals, outdoor theatre, poetry & First Nations art.
Mariposa Folk Festival ~ JulyY 7 to 9 ~ Orillia Ontario
A festival focused on the promotion & preservation of folk art in Canada through song, story, dance, craft,
culture & community engagement.
Muskoka Arts & Crafts Festival ~ July 14 to 16 ~ Bracebridge Ontario
The Summer Show is one of Ontario’s oldest and largest rural outdoor shows, hosting talented artists from across Canada & is a long-standing highlight of Muskoka’s summer season for residents and visitors to the region.
RIVER & SKY MUSIC FESTIVAL ~ July 20 to 23 ~ Field Ontario
A phenomenal festival with an amazing eclectic line up of local emerging artists & musicians from across Canada & beyond, diverse crafters & artisans, engaging workshops, delicious local food, a focus on sustainability & friendly folks ... set in a
beautiful area along the Sturgeon River.
goderich celtic roots festival ~ august 11 to 13 ~ goderich Ontario
A celebration of the music, craft, and culture of the seven Celtic nations on the shores of Lake Huron.
SUMMERFOLK FESTIVAL ~ August 18 to 20 ~ Owen Sound Ontario
Summerfolk is all about stories. Whether sung, spoken, crafted, or lived, those memories will continue & the word will
be passed from generation to generation. Summerfolk maintains the concept that folk music is the
music of all people, from different classes & different settings.
Creemore Copper Kettle Festival ~ August 26 ~ Creemore Ontario
Hand Crafted Hand Crafted Jewelry, Wood Carving, Home Décor, Body Care, Clothing, Food & Beverages
by local makers & Artisans.
Artfest Art Powered Pop Up ~ September 23 to 24 ~ Nottawa Ontario
Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of creativity and culture in the scenic Nottawa Art Studio & Retreat. As a delightful component of Canada's Culture Days, this show promises to be a two-day extravaganza that amalgamates artistic expressions, live music, delectable cuisine, a retreat tour, and interactive activities for all ages.
Artful Harmonies ~ October 14 ~ Nottawa Ontario
An incredible celebration of art, live music, community, gourmet food & drinks, in the scenic Nottawa Art Studio & Retreat,
& all in support of a great cause. All funds raised support educational bursaries for art & music classes for youth
The Art & Treasure Market includes artists, craft makers & treasure curators selling their work & collectibles.
MERAKI ARTISAN Market ~ November 4 ~ Nottawa Ontario
A market of unique locally hand crafted items.
Meraki is a word that modern Greeks use to when one puts a piece of self, soul, creativity or love into their work.
Fair November ~ November 16 to 19 ~ guelph Ontario
Bringing together some of the very best in handmade goods crafted by Canada’s most talented artisans and designers.
Quayle's Brewery Christmas Market ~ November 25 to 26 ~ Coldwater Ontario
Festive drinks & specially curated vendors.
artisan holiday show ~ december 1 to 3 ~ Owen Sound Ontario
Features a multitude of mediums including textiles, wood, pottery, jewellery, photography, beauty products, glass, fine
foods & more. Find unique & useful items from independent designers, makers & artists from the region & beyond.
Christkindl Market ~ december 8 to 9 ~ Durham Ontario
Enjoy the sights & sounds of a European Christmas with traditional European food, baking, local artisans & vendors,
along withchildren's activities, barnyard animals & great entertainment.