We are pleased to announce that Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is coming back to Spartanburg, April 18 – 20, 2017, hosted by Hub City Farmers’ Market (HCFM). PPS is a national and international leader in placemaking (creating vibrant public spaces at the heart of every community). As part of their visit, PPS will be conducting a placemaking/visioning workshop focused on the Northside Harvest Park, home to the Spartanburg Farmers’ Market and Monarch Café.
PPS was instrumental in the growth of Spartanburg’s Farmers’ Market. They first began work in Spartanburg in 2005 with the Spartanburg Nutrition Council (currently known as the Hub City Farmers’ Market). During that time, PPS conducted a training program for local stakeholders, recommended a location for the future site of the market, and hosted a placemaking workshop with input from the community and vendors. As a result of their work, the market opened at the recommended site (the historic train depot) and has since then continued to grow.
In 2014, the Saturday Farmers’ Market expanded to its current location at the Northside Harvest Park, where it shares space with the Butterfly Foundation and Monarch Café. PPS’s visit April 18 – 20 will focus on working with HCFM to take the organization and the market to the next level. Part of this process includes a visioning workshop with the public, held on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Northside Harvest Park, 498 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC. The workshop is fast-paced, dynamic, and participatory. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be provided. Don’t miss this opportunity to help build a vision for Harvest Park and share your ideas. To help HCFM prepare better to accommodate participants, please RSVP by emailing Caroline Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org.