Making it Grow

The Value of Black Cherry Trees

April 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Prunus serotina, black cherry, is our most important and largest native cherry tree in North America. It has a huge range, from the middle of Canada to Florida, over to Texas and Arizona and...

Southern Heritage Crops

March 25, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Southern Heritage Crops

To 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...

Sweet and Sour Collards

March 6, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Sweet and Sour Collards

Jessica 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...

Winter Flower Arrangements

March 4, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Winter Flower Arrangements

Katie 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...

Botanical Valentine Treats

March 2, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Botanical Valentine Treats

For 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...

Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

March 1, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Cinnamon-Honey Granola Bars

Clemson 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...

The Middling Cotton Gin

February 7, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Middling Cotton Gin

Clemson 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...

All About Dandelions

February 2, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The common name dandelion is derived from the French phrase d ent de lion – lion’s tooth, referring to the deeply serrated leaves of some species, including the one we most commonly see –...

Loquats Important to Honeybees

January 18, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Timms Mill

January 17, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

The Food Safety Modernization Act

January 16, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow 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...

Camellias are Great for Pollinators

January 16, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow 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,...

Making It Grow's 25 Anniversary - Part 7

January 7, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow 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 6

January 6, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
The Band 6 Chickens and a Beer Part 2

During Making It Grow's 25th Anniversary at the Sumter Opera House, the special musical guest "6 Chickens and a Beer" play another song for the audience.

Making It Grow's 25 Anniversary - Part 5

January 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Terasa Lott and Katie Altman

During Making It Grow's 25th Anniversary at the Sumter Opera House, Clemson Extension Agents Terasa Lott and Katie Altman discuss tips to help conserve water.

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