Sean Flynn

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”.

Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

By Sean Flynn

Cinnamon-Honey Granola BarsClemson Extension Health Agents Shana Madden and Danielle McFall share facts about cinnamon being used as a dietary supplement. They also answer questions about this spice as how it may or may not relate to diabetes and lowering blood sugar. In addition, they show us how to make a tasty cinnamon-honey granola bar!

The Middling Cotton Gin | Making It Grow

By Sean Flynn

Middling Cotton GinClemson Extension Agent and Host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty visits St. Matthews, SC and the Middling Cotton Company. Amanda talks with manager Bobby Padgett about this state-of-the-art cotton gin and walks us through the entire process from being picked to being distributed.

Timms Mill

By Sean Flynn

Timms MillClemson Extension Agent Barbara Smith from the Clemson Home and Garden Information Center takes us to Timms Mill in Pendleton, SC and introduces us to the Wortham family. Timms Mill was originally built on the banks of the Six and Twenty Creek in 1784 and was in continuous use until 1960. Dr. David and Lisa Wortham purchased the property in 2001 and began the restoration process. Today, it grinds grits and cornmeal on Wednesdays and Saturdays for local restaurants, produce stands or for those who stop by. Visit the official website for more information.

The Food Safety Modernization Act

By Sean Flynn

Produce Safety The Food Safety Modernization Act is transforming the nation’s food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. Brooke Horton from the SC Department of Agriculture joined us at "Making It Grow" to share how South Carolina is helping farmers prepare.

Making It Grow's 25 Anniversary - Part 7

By Sean Flynn

Amanda McNulty, Dr. John Nelson, Vicky Bertagnolli, Tony MeltonDuring Making It Grow's 25th Anniversary at the Sumter Opera House, Clemson Extension Agent and Host Amanda McNulty talked with the Clemson Extension Agent Vicky Bertagnolli and Dr. John Nelson from the University of South Carolina AC Moore Herbarium.

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