Craig Ness

Soft Shell Crabs

By Craig Ness

“Making It Grow” taped a segment at Hudson’s Resturaunt in Hilton Head, SC. Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talk

Making It Grow taped a segment at Hudson’s Resturaunt in Hilton Head, S.C. Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty talked with owner Andrew Carmines about their soft shell crabs and also their oyster operation.  In the spring, Hudson’s has a soft shell crab shedding operation that includes shedding boxes in the packinghouse with a water circulating system to facilitate and manage the molting process. Once the crabs back out of their shells, they are immediately removed and served at the restaurant. Last year they shed out over 2,300 crabs

Making It Grow Goes Behind the Scenes with a Wild Flower Garden Designer

By Craig Ness

Tommy Burgess gets a close up of Greenville garden

Team Making It Grow traveled to Greenville, S.C. and visited with a group of flower farmers who service farmers markets, florists, and local businesses.  Southern Wild is a landscape design and garden maintenance business, as well as home to an urban, cut-flower market garden.  Making It Grow host, Amanda McNulty, talked with one of the growers, Julie Hill, about how she transformed her yard into a vibrant flower farm.