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Carolina Garden World hosts 5th Annual Sustainability Day this Saturday, April 20

Annuals or perennials? Are native plants better than non-native? What kind of fertilizer is best for Upstate yards and gardens?

You’ll find the answers to these and many other questions during Carolina Garden World’s 5th Annual Sustainability Day to be held this Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.

Held each year in celebration of Earth Day, Sustainability Day features vendors, seminars, door prizes and free samples—all designed to encourage environmentally-friendly products and practices, according to Carolina Garden World Owner Tina Clark.

“My goal in starting Sustainability Day was to offer a free event to raise the awareness of environmentally-friendly, sustainable practices and to demonstrate how easy they are,” Clark said.

From herbs and native plants to fertilizers and earthworm castings, Sustainability Day attendees will learn lawn and garden best practices and receive information on topics such as how to effectively deal with invasive plants such as Kudzu. The Spartanburg Beekeepers Association will even be on hand with its popular demonstration hive and instructions on how to set up your own hive.

Sustainability Day sponsors include Espoma Organic, Botanical Interest, BFG Supply, BWI Companies and Milorganite Fertilizer.

Participating vendors are:

Carolina Native Nursery
Earthen Organics Earthworm Castings
FoxFarm Soil & Fertilizer Company
Goldmine Rain Barrels – Tom Condor
Hazel’s Soapery
Lil Bauer-Freitag Holistic Life Coach
Master Gardeners
Meadowlark Farms School of Folk Medicine
Puddin Acres, handmade pottery
South Carolina 811
Spartanburg Beekeepers Association
Spartanburg Community College Horticulture Programs
Steve Patton, Landscaper & Master Gardener
Work, Inc.

Sustainability Day at Carolina Garden World also features horticulture experts presenting educational classes, including:

10:30 a.m. – “Advantages of Native Plants” presented by Carolina Native Nursery
11:00 a.m. – Tree Maintenance Walk with Dory Davis of Work, Inc.
11:30 a.m. – “Intro to Home Herbalism” presented by Meadowlark Farms
12:30 p.m. – “Coping with Invasives” presented by Steve Patton
1:00 p.m. – Tree Maintenance Walk with Dory Davis of Work, Inc.
1:30 p.m. – Goldmine Rain Barrels with Tom Condor
2:30 p.m. – “Eco-Holism” presented by Lilo Bauer-Freitag
3:00 p.m. – Tree Maintenance Walk with Dory Davis of Work, Inc.

WHAT: 5th Annual Sustainability Day
WHERE: Carolina Garden World, 1020 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302, (864) 583-3942
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free

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