Sean Flynn

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!

Hydrangeas In Bloom

By Sean Flynn

Hydrangeas"Making It Grow" visits the garden of Sumter, SC resident Dr. J. Grady Locklear just in time to see his hydrangeas in full bloom.

Pollinator Gardens in Greenwood, SC

By Sean Flynn

Monarch ButterflyClemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Greenwood, SC and takes a tour with City of Greenwood Horticulturist Ann Barklow where they have various pollinator gardens. Greenwood, SC is also recognized as a Bee City for their pollinator-friendly initiatives.

Cooking with Vegetables

By Sean Flynn

Healthy DishClemson’s Health and Nutrition Agent Angela Forbes visited Sumter with ideas of adding more fresh produce and color to our meals.

How to make "Botanical Eggs"

By Sean Flynn

Botanial EggsAllison Jones from the South Carolina Botanical Garden shares with us at "Making It Grow" how to use onion skins and purple cabbage along with materials from your yard to decorate eggs! Botanical Eggs 1. Making Dye: Materials: Eggs (Boiled or raw, for blowing out later; If you plan to blow eggs out by mouth later, WASH NOW!) Purple Cabbage, chopped coarsely Onion skins, from ~10 onions Vinegar Stainless steel pots Metal spoons (plastic may become stained with dye) Directions: Place dying agent into pot and cover with water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn...

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

By Sean Flynn

CrabAs the water temperature gets warmer during the spring months, crabs begin molting their old exoskeleton and remain “soft” until their shells begin to harden over the coming days. Soft-shell crab is the culinary term for crabs that have gone through this process – allowing the entire crustacean to be eaten, rather than having to shell it to reach the meat. To learn more, Team Making It Grow headed down to Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks and talked with Andrew Carmines about their soft shell crab operation where he also shared some of his favorite dishes.

Dining Etiquette

By Sean Flynn

EtiquetteThe SC Commissioner's School for Agriculture allows high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in agriculture at a week-long camp at Clemson University each summer. One of the experiences is an etiquette class taught by Blanche Weathers, the wife of Commissioner Hugh Weathers, to help prepare young people for formal dinners as they enter college and the workforce.

Paradise Plants Plus

By Sean Flynn

Camellia Making It Grow visits Paradise Plants Plus in Columbia, SC and talks with owner Dan Clayton. Paradise Plants Plus grows camellias from the late 1700’s to about the 1940's. The intrigue is the stories of how they came to be named and of course their beautiful blooms. Dan talks about some of his favorites and alos gives some useful tips on having camellias.

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