Sean Flynn

School & Community Gardening with Clemson Extension

By Sean Flynn

carrotsSchool Gardening for SC Educators is an extension-based program that combines horticulture training, ongoing technical support and equipment for schools to start and sustain successful school gardens. The program uses innovative approaches to overcome common school gardening obstacles such as poor soil, seasonality and food safety concerns specific to school gardening.

Native Plants for Wildlife

By Sean Flynn

FlowersWe tour the home of Clemson Extension Area Forestry Wildlife Agent T.J. Savereno in Sardis, SC and see some of the native plants here and their value to wildlife.

Plant Pounding for Shirt and Paper Designs

By Sean Flynn

Plant pounding design on a shirtUse flowers and leafs from your garden and turn them into fun activity Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty learns more about this fun activity from Allison Jones, Education Program Coordinator from the SC Botanical Garden. as she shows us how to “plant pound” for designs on shirts and paper. Plant Pounding Art Materials: Cutting board or piece of plywood board hammer washi, masking, or painter’s tape scissors paper towels Flat, tender leaves or flowers Paper and/or Fabric (muslin or 100 percent cotton will work best) Iron Vinegar solution ( I used 1 part...

Hollies for Pollinators

By Sean Flynn

Butterfly on a HollyClemson Extension Apiculture and Pollinator Specialist Ben Powell talks with fellow agent and the host of "Making It Grow" about why hollies are some of his favorite plants for pollinators.

The Theatre Park in Lake City, SC

By Sean Flynn

Theater Park"Making It Grow" visits Lake City, SC and talks with Horticulture Supervisor Bradley Roberts of Moore Farms Botanical Garden about Theatre Park. The ruins of this old movie theatre can easily be seen as a theatre entrance shell. This was once the home of the Ritz movie theatre, where a matinee and an evening show played daily. The Ritz Theatre closed its doors in 1956, but now serves as a must see outdoor venue in the heart of downtown, Lake City. With lovely landscaping courtesy of the horticulture staff at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, this park also has sitting areas, a water feature and a...

The Spanish Moss Trail

By Sean Flynn

The Spanish Moss Trail"Making It Grow" visits Beaufort, SC and talks with Volunteer Executive Director Dean Moss to learn more about the Spanish Moss Trail. This 10-mile greenway is a 12-foot wide, paved path dedicated to those who want to walk, run, bike, fish, skate, scoot or stroll ‒ offering spectacular Lowcountry water and marsh views, coastal wildlife viewing, and historic points of interest as it meanders through Spanish moss-draped neighborhoods.

Sunflowers at Sol Flowers

By Sean Flynn

SunflowersSol Flowers is a sunflower field grown so that visitors can enjoy and purchase gorgeous sunflowers. Pre-bundled sunflowers are exchanged for a donation to the Foothills Community Foundation. They have an open house around the first of July every year, so check their Facebook page for up to the minute details!

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