Sean Flynn

Victorian Christmas at Historic Columbia

By Sean Flynn

Victorian Christmas

"Making It Grow" toured Historic Columbia to see the variety of holiday decorations and experience past traditions at the Robert Mills House  and the  Hampton-Preston Mansion. Reservations are available for those wanting to tour and for those that visit, tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Vertical Roots Farm

By Sean Flynn

Vertical Roots Farm

Making It Grow visits Vertical Roots Farm at the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Andrew Hare talks about how they grow produce in repurposed shipping containers.

How to Fry Peanuts

By Sean Flynn

Peanuts

"Making It Grow" traveled to Bowman, S.C. and visited with Blanche Weathers, wife of S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, to learn how to fry peanuts.
 

Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce

By Sean Flynn

Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce

Robert Barber brings in his family's recipe for cocktail sauce, Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce, and shows Making It Grow Host Amanda McNulty and Suzy Ellision from the South Carolina Specialty Food Association some of the ways to use it.

Pond Botany

By Sean Flynn

Pond Botany

Clemson Extension Agent Chase Smoak invites Dr. John Nelson from the University of South Carolina Herbarium to explore and botanize around his family’s pond in Pinewood, SC. To take a closer look at the plant material around the pond, they decide to walk on in!

Botanizing a Seep

By Sean Flynn

Botanizing a Seep

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and Dr. John Nelson of the University of South Carolina Herbarium take a field trip to Clarendon County near Pinewood, SC as they explore a Seep. This formally wooded area they visit has the constant presence of water and it affects the new plant material growing there. Amanda and Dr. John tour the area and highlight several of the plants they find.

The Dairy Heifer Project

By Sean Flynn

The Dairy Heifer Project

The Heifer Dairy Project began in 1974 and was designed to provide boys and girls who have non-dairy backgrounds an opportunity to raise a dairy heifer and experience the dairy industry. We follow 4H 12 year old twin girls Madelyn and Logan Bolin of Clover, SC as they first receive their cows at the Clemson Spring Dairy Weekend. Then, we visit them over the summer to see the day to day responsibilities for caring for the cows. Finally, we watch them compete in the SC State Fair Dairy Cow Show and also as they auction off their cows they received the previous year.

Farm to School at Briggs Elementary

By Sean Flynn

Farm to School at Briggs Elementary

"Making It Grow" visits Briggs Elementary School in Florence, SC to learn more about Farm at Briggs. While holding chickens, Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and teacher Jeff Murrie talk about the garden and its purpose. Amanda also talks to the students about what they have learned and what they have enjoyed about working in the garden. Mr. Murrie is also a graduate of Clemson Extension’s School Gardening for SC Educators which is a horticulture-based program designed to help SC educators grow successful school gardens to address childhood obesity and improve academic outcomes.

The McLeod Farms Corn Maze "Amazers"

By Sean Flynn

The McLeod Farms Corn Maze "Amazers"

Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty travels to McBee, SC and McLeod Farms and talks Spencer McLeod on how they grow and cut the corn to achieve the planned design in their corn maze. This year’s design is a super-hero theme called “Amazers”!

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