Carolina Garden World will hold its third annual Sustainability Day on Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1020 S. Pine St., Spartanburg.
Sustainability means a lifestyle using sustainable methods. Or it means diverse and productive biological systems. People now are paying more attention to how they separate their trash to help with recycling efforts. That practice is a way people can focus on being more sustainable.
Saturday’s event will help people understand the importance of sustainability. Tina Clark, owner of Carolina Garden World, said in the past, she had a good turnout for the program.
Vendors will set up booths and handout free items. Groups participating in the program include the Spartanburg Beekeepers, Spartanburg Recycling, Fox Farms, and Compost House.
Seminars also will be held throughout the day. Some of the seminars will include discussions about the Converse Heights Ravine Project, tree care, composting and more. Attendees also will be able to purchase art made from recycled items, pottery and more. In addition, organizers plan to award door prizes.
Clark said she couldn’t think of a better way to educate the community than by holding a Sustainability Day. Clark also is known for being an animal lover and will have her guinea pig, cat, and dog with her to greet the visitors.
Spring is also the time for plant sales. The Spartanburg Men’s Garden Club will hold it’s spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the horticultural gardens at Spartanburg Community College. The plant sale is in partnership with the School of Horticulture’s plant sale. The college will offer annuals and perennials students have grown from seeds.
Proceeds from these plant sales will help to fund projects in Spartanburg County.
— Linda Cobb is a master gardener who lectures, teaches, and does garden design in South Carolina. She can be reached at 864-574-8493 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website at www.mygardenersguide.com.