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The State of Southern Cuisine

By Walter Edgar

Shrimp and grits, 21st century style.

January and February gave us the State of the Union address and the State of the State address – important stuff. But, for a Southerner, there are specific, important areas of life in these United States that these addresses didn't cover – areas that we need to check on once in a while. So, in early 2019, what is the State of Southern Cuisine?

Is it still making inroads in the food ways of other sections of the country? Are chain restaurants affecting what people in the South call ‘Southern Food?’ Who is innovating Southern Cuisine while staying true to traditions?

Loquats Important to Honeybees

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. I was outside cutting magnolia to make a Christmas wreath and stopped to admire the flowers on one of my loquat trees. Loquat has a melodious scientific name, Eriobotrya japonica, and is sometimes called Japanese plum.

Timms Mill

By Sean Flynn

Timms Mill

Clemson 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.

Camellias are Great for Pollinators

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. There is a huge push to grow native plants in an effort to help pollinators. But don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater – some of our most beloved non-natives are important food sources, too. Right now, camellias are coming into their glory.

Making It Grow's 25 Anniversary - Part 7

By Sean Flynn

Amanda McNulty, Dr. John Nelson, Vicky Bertagnolli, Tony Melton

During 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.

Making It Grow's 25 Anniversary - Part 4

By Sean Flynn

Amanda McNulty, Chase Smoak, Cory Tanner and Tony Melton

During Making It Grow's 25th Anniversary at the Sumter Opera House, Clemson Extension Agent and Host Amanda McNulty talked with the Clemson Extension Agents Cory Tanner and Chase Smoak.

Making It Grow's 25 Anniversary - Part 3

By Sean Flynn

Amanda McNulty, Rowland Alston, Debbie Hayes and Tony Melton

During Making It Grow's 25th Anniversary at the Sumter Opera House, Clemson Extension Agent and Host Amanda McNulty talked with former host Rowland Alston, former chat room host Debbie Hayes from Outdoor Appearance and Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton.

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