Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment. Be sure to also check out our outdoors guide for the Upstate and a listing of museums and galleries.

Friday, October 30, 2020
Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You
Oct 30 all-day
Online

Mfchpvvaq4alitdl2b3v file

Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You

This 1 hour and 20 minute long video course is accompanied by a 24 page course manual to help you get growing. Enter your email above for free, instant access. There is no credit card or payment needed, it’s our gift to you!

By signing up for this course, you’ll also receive our super-useful newsletters full of seasonal tips, how-to’s, wild food recipes, and more. Plus, you’ll get special deals on classes and be the first to hear about new programs. Don’t worry, we’ll keep all your info private and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Upstate Nursery Fall 2020 Native Plant Sale
Oct 30 all-day
Upstate Greenhouse

The South Carolina Native Plant Society is committed to our core mission of educating the public about the essential role of our heritage native plants in the restoration of the Upstate’s ecosystem. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten public health here in the Upstate; nevertheless, we remain determined to making SC native plants available to our membership and friends. We’re pleased to announce that our annual Fall Sale will be held at our Upstate Native Plant Nursery as it has in the past, with a few innovative twists.

Autumn is the best time of year to plant and this year we have a selection of over 4,000 native species, many of them difficult to find in commercial nurseries. This years collection includes shrubs, perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns, grasses and some trees. We have more native azaleas than we’ve ever offered in past Fall Sales as well as pollinator plants for butterflies and birds, and native plants that flower throughout the growing season.

Sunday, September 13th – Friday, September 25th the SCNPS-Upstate Native Nursery will be closed in preparation for the sale.

• Monday, September 21st begin processing electronic orders from the Website

• Saturday, September 26th begin curb-side pick-ups and shopping appointments

• Friday, October 31st cease accepting order via the Website

• Saturday, November 7th terminate the Fall Sale curb-side pick-up program

Fall at Biltmore
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm
Biltmore

Image may contain: sky, cloud, tree, twilight, outdoor and nature

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color as George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are beautifully transformed by autumn’s touch. The arrival of cool weather, an abundance of outdoor activities, plus special harvest-themed dining and Winery offerings make for a truly unique and exceptional fall getaway.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You
Oct 31 all-day
Online

Mfchpvvaq4alitdl2b3v file

Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You

This 1 hour and 20 minute long video course is accompanied by a 24 page course manual to help you get growing. Enter your email above for free, instant access. There is no credit card or payment needed, it’s our gift to you!

By signing up for this course, you’ll also receive our super-useful newsletters full of seasonal tips, how-to’s, wild food recipes, and more. Plus, you’ll get special deals on classes and be the first to hear about new programs. Don’t worry, we’ll keep all your info private and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Upstate Nursery Fall 2020 Native Plant Sale
Oct 31 all-day
Upstate Greenhouse

The South Carolina Native Plant Society is committed to our core mission of educating the public about the essential role of our heritage native plants in the restoration of the Upstate’s ecosystem. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten public health here in the Upstate; nevertheless, we remain determined to making SC native plants available to our membership and friends. We’re pleased to announce that our annual Fall Sale will be held at our Upstate Native Plant Nursery as it has in the past, with a few innovative twists.

Autumn is the best time of year to plant and this year we have a selection of over 4,000 native species, many of them difficult to find in commercial nurseries. This years collection includes shrubs, perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns, grasses and some trees. We have more native azaleas than we’ve ever offered in past Fall Sales as well as pollinator plants for butterflies and birds, and native plants that flower throughout the growing season.

Sunday, September 13th – Friday, September 25th the SCNPS-Upstate Native Nursery will be closed in preparation for the sale.

• Monday, September 21st begin processing electronic orders from the Website

• Saturday, September 26th begin curb-side pick-ups and shopping appointments

• Friday, October 31st cease accepting order via the Website

• Saturday, November 7th terminate the Fall Sale curb-side pick-up program

TD Essential Saturday Market
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Market

The modified format allows for the market to continue to offer fresh and local essential grocery items while still maintaining health and safety guidelines.

Prior to visiting, shoppers should review the below market modifications and guidelines to help shop smart and safe each week.

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You
Nov 1 all-day
Online

Mfchpvvaq4alitdl2b3v file

Top 10 Vegetables to Plant That Will Really Feed You

This 1 hour and 20 minute long video course is accompanied by a 24 page course manual to help you get growing. Enter your email above for free, instant access. There is no credit card or payment needed, it’s our gift to you!

By signing up for this course, you’ll also receive our super-useful newsletters full of seasonal tips, how-to’s, wild food recipes, and more. Plus, you’ll get special deals on classes and be the first to hear about new programs. Don’t worry, we’ll keep all your info private and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Cuba Agroecology Tour
Jan 5 – Jan 14 all-day
Organic Growers School

Join OGS for a Tour of Cuba’s Sustainable Farms

Learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation.

Connect with farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policymakers, and experts working to transform the global food system.

Acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in your own communities

Agroecology = Agriculture + Ecology

Agroecology is the study of ecological systems as they apply to agriculture. It is a science, a movement, and a practice. At OGS, we like to think of the farm as a system and observe nature as the ideal model of sustainable production.

Agroecological practices strive to incorporate all elements of an agricultural ecosystem—water, nutrients, soil, plants, and animals—to maximize production and minimize impact. Agroecological methods include the following:

  • Silvopasture = animals in the woods
  • Agroforestry = forest farming
  • Permaculture = systems designed to be sustainable and self-sufficient

Of course, each of these methods has been practiced on every continent since humans have existed, though they are only recently being named and defined by the modern sustainable agriculture community.

During this trip, you will participate in and observe how the Cuban agricultural community has embraced agroecology in all of its forms and learn why Cuba is considered one of the leading global experts in agroecological methods.

The Union of Concerned Scientists provides a succinct and informative overview of Agroecology in “The ABCD’s of Agroecology: What Is It All About?”.

Join OGS for a Tour of Cuba’s Sustainable Farms
Jan 5 – Jan 14 all-day
Organic Grower School

Learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize organic farming and hunger remediation.

Connect with farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policymakers, and experts working to transform the global food system.

Acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in your own communities.

Agroecology = Agriculture + Ecology

Agroecology is the study of ecological systems as they apply to agriculture. It is a science, a movement, and a practice. At OGS, we like to think of the farm as a system and observe nature as the ideal model of sustainable production.

Agroecological practices strive to incorporate all elements of an agricultural ecosystem—water,

nutrients, soil, plants, and animals—to maximize production and minimize impact. Agroecological methods include the following:

  • Silvopasture = animals in the woods
  • Agroforestry = forest farming
  • Permaculture = systems designed to be sustainable and self-sufficient

Of course, each of these methods has been practiced on every continent since humans have existed, though they are only recently being named and defined by the modern sustainable agriculture community.

During this trip, you will participate in and observe how the Cuban agricultural community has embraced agroecology in all of its forms and learn why Cuba is considered one of the leading global experts in agroecological methods.