South Carolina ETV

Making It Grow! Visits Newberry Opera House

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2013

ETV's Emmy-award-winning program Making It Grow! recently paid a visit to the historic Newberry Opera House to meet and take gardening questions from the audience. 

Hosted by Amanda McNulty from Clemson Cooperative Extension, Making It Grow! is a weekly interactive program featuring a panel of Master Gardeners and special guests.  The program answers viewers' horticultural questions, showcases local gardens and gardening events from around the state, and features a mystery plant identified by USC's Dr. John Nelson.   

The show has a wide appeal, ranging from novice gardeners to expert landscapers, and has become one of ETV's most popular programs.  Making It Grow! will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year in October. 

While in Newberry on June 30, the cast and crew visited the local farmers market and met with fans at the Newberry Opera House.  Then at 3:00 p.m., the show took to the stage for an hour of answering gardening questions from the audience, discovering new mystery plants and discussing best gardening techniques in South Carolina, and enjoying live music with musicians including Doug and Bunny Williams and Codi Lester.        

The program will air Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV, with repeat broadcasts scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. on the South Carolina Channel and Saturday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. on the South Carolina Channel.      

Making It Grow! is produced by SCETV and Clemson University.    

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.



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