Sean Flynn

The 2019 South Carolina Ag and Art Tour

By Sean Flynn

The 2019 South Carolina Ag and Art TourThe South Carolina Ag + Art Tour a free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring local artisans at every stop! The tour will be rolling into 10 South Carolina counties over every weekend in June!

Green Steps Schools - Catawba Trail Elementary

By Sean Flynn

Catawba Trail ElementaryKeep the Midlands Beautiful, Sonoco Recycling, and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual schools to take annual steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible.

Green Steps Schools

By Sean Flynn

Green Steps SchoolsClemson Water Resources Agent Katie Altman brings in Education Specialist from Sonoco Recycling Jane Hiller and teacher Victoria Pasco from Catawba Trail Elementary School in Elgin, SC to talk about the Green Steps Schools program. This environmental education initiative, established in 2003, encourages individual schools to take steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible.

SC Plants for Spring Gardens

By Sean Flynn

Mill Creek GreenhousesLori Watson from Mill Creek Greenhouses in Columbia, SC visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares some of her favorite plants for Spring!

The SC Longleaf Common Garden Project

By Sean Flynn

Clemson Sandhills GardenClemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" visits with Clemson Extension Agent TJ Savereno at the South Carolina Longleaf Common Garden located at the Sandhills Clemson Research and Education Center. This garden project is focused on a variety of native plants commonly found in the understories of longleaf pine forests. There are three main plant groups associated with longleaf ground cover. One is the group of legumes, which improve soil fertility and produce seeds that are high in protein and consumed by many species of wildlife. Second are native grasses, such as wire grass and...

Southern Heritage Crops

By Sean Flynn

Southern Heritage CropsTo learn more about Southern heritage Crops, Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Charleston, SC and the home of award winning author, chef and TV host Nathalie Dupree. Here, Chef Kristian Niemi joins the conversation and also prepares some of his favorite dishes using southern heritage crops.

Sweet and Sour Collards

By Sean Flynn

Sweet and Sour CollardsJessica Shillato, Executive Chef/Owner of Spotted Salamander Catering in Columbia, SC, visited us at "Making It Grow" and shared with us her recipe for Sweet and Sour Collards. Chef Shillato is also selected as a 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassador to help promote local food and ingredients in the Palmetto State.

Winter Flower Arrangements

By Sean Flynn

Winter Flower ArrangementsKatie Dickson of Moore Farms Botanical Garden has transformed the downtown horticulture of Lake City from boring to dramatically engaging. She brings material she gathered after freezing temperatures to give us ideas on how we can plan our winter garden to provide material for arrangements whenever we need them.

Botanical Valentine Treats

By Sean Flynn

Botanical Valentine TreatsFor Valentines’ Day, Education Program Coordinator Allison Jones from the SC Botanical Garden visited the "Making It Grow" kitchen to show us how to make special Valentine treats along with some young helpers. The first one involved decorating sugar cookies with edible flower petals called “Botanical Valentine Cookies”. The second one was chocolate covered pretzels with icing called “Sweet and Salty Forsythia Branches”.

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