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Create Weekly Showcase

Martha BakesCreate marathons are now five-hour stacks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, known as "Create Weekly Showcase." The Showcases repeat as double-stacked strips Sunday-Thursday featuring thematic, timely shows. January 2020 Happy, Healthy New Year (Jan. 3-5) New year, new you! Kick of 2020 with Create's healthy-living experts, as they show you how to nourish your mind, body and soul. Lidia Bastianich, Ellie Krieger and the Jazzy Vegetarian share nutritious and satisfying recipes, while instructors Miranda Esmonde-White and Stacey Millner-Collins demonstrate how to incorporate yoga and stretching...

One Bossy Chicken

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow logoHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . I talked earlier about our much missed neighbors who had live-wire boys, the world’s best dog, and short-lived chickens with one exception, Fontella Bass who had been rescued from the jaws of death on numerous occasions, she’s named for the woman who recorded the song Rescue Me. When her former owners moved, they decided to leave her in her by-then completely free-range state. She does, however, need a safe night-time roost so I had to chase her around and put her in a dog crate on the back porch. Now she goes...

Good Folks, Good Animals, Great Neighbors

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow logoHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . First, they had two young boys who ran around barefooted most of the year and were interested in everything that was going on in their yard or ours, the grosser and gorier the better. Their parents grilled a great steak and mixed a mean Bloody Mary and had gizmos galore – one blows up a lawn mower tire and another steams delicious South Carolina oysters. But the icing on the cake was the animals. Clovis, a field trial English Cocker Spaniel, is the most perfect, and I use those words on purpose, most perfect dog...

Victorian Christmas at Historic Columbia

By Sean Flynn

Victorian Christmas"Making It Grow" toured Historic Columbia to see the variety of holiday decorations and experience past traditions at the Robert Mills House  and the  Hampton-Preston Mansion. Reservations are available for those wanting to tour and for those that visit, tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Vertical Roots Farm

By Sean Flynn

photo of a vertical farmMaking It Grow visits Vertical Roots Farm at the South Carolina State Farmers Market. Andrew Hare talks about how they grow produce in repurposed shipping containers.

How to Fry Peanuts

By Sean Flynn

Peanuts"Making It Grow" traveled to Bowman, S.C. and visited with Blanche Weathers, wife of S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, to learn how to fry peanuts.

Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce

By Sean Flynn

Bowens Island Cocktail SauceRobert Barber brings in his family's recipe for cocktail sauce, Bowens Island Cocktail Sauce, and shows Making It Grow Host Amanda McNulty and Suzy Ellision from the South Carolina Specialty Food Association some of the ways to use it.

Beautiful Dogwoods

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow logoHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Riding up to Clemson recently, the sides of the highways were showing good fall color from the large hickories, tulip poplars, and maples. A smaller tree that was adding to the beauty was our native dogwood, Cornus florida with reddish burgundy leaves. Dogwoods are happiest at the edges of woodlands. In those settings, they have their shallow roots established in soils rich in leaf mold; soils that can hold water but offer good drainage. In filtered light conditions, dogwood branches gracefully reach outward to...

More Rail Trails

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow logoHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Since we now have cooler weather and can enjoy outdoor exercise more, I’m going to continue to talk about our rail to trail system in South Carolina. The most famous is the widely popular Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, but in contrast there is one in a rural town filled with charm --the Ten Governors Rail Trail in Edgefield. Over the course of 200 years, this quaint Aiken County town sent ten of its local sons to serve governor. This paved trail, only a mile long, has a history of each one and is unusual in...

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