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Exploring South Carolina Virtually: The Upcountry

June 26, 2020 - Posted in Local by Julia Roach
Exploring South Carolina Virtually: The Upcountry

South Carolina’s Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties make up the Upcountry of South Carolina. These counties house mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and so many more unique sites that can only be found there! Nothing is more...

Sunflowers at Sol Flowers

June 25, 2020 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Sunflowers

Sol Flowers is a sunflower field grown so that visitors can enjoy and purchase gorgeous sunflowers. Pre-bundled sunflowers are exchanged for a donation to the Foothills Community Foundation. They have an open house around the first of July every year, so check their...

Hydrangeas In Bloom

June 24, 2020 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Hydrangeas

"Making It Grow" visits the garden of Sumter, SC resident Dr. J. Grady Locklear just in time to see his hydrangeas in full bloom.

Pollinator Gardens in Greenwood, SC

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Monarch Butterfly

Clemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Greenwood, SC and takes a tour with City of Greenwood Horticulturist Ann Barklow where they have various pollinator gardens. Greenwood, SC is also recognized as a Bee City for their pollinator-...

Cooking with Vegetables

May 7, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Healthy Dish

Clemson’s Health and Nutrition Agent Angela Forbes visited Sumter with ideas of adding more fresh produce and color to our meals.

How to make "Botanical Eggs"

April 8, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Botanial Eggs

Allison Jones from the South Carolina Botanical Garden shares with us at "Making It Grow" how to use onion skins and purple cabbage along with materials from your yard to decorate eggs! Botanical Eggs 1. Making Dye: Materials: Eggs (Boiled or raw, for blowing out later; If...

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

April 8, 2020 - Posted in Business by Sean Flynn
Crab

As the water temperature gets warmer during the spring months, crabs begin molting their old exoskeleton and remain “soft” until their shells begin to harden over the coming days. Soft-shell crab is the culinary term for crabs that have gone through this process – allowing...

Sumter Rotary Club Farm to Table Event

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Business by Sean Flynn
Sumter Farm to Table

Farm to Table events are growing in popularity and for our featured segment, "Making It Grow" highlights the upcoming Sumter Rotary Farm to Table event.

Dining Etiquette

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Etiquette

The SC Commissioner's School for Agriculture allows high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in agriculture at a week-long camp at Clemson University each summer. One of the experiences is an etiquette class taught by Blanche Weathers, the wife of...

Essential Activities of Agriculture Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . During a recent interview, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers detailed the breadth of agricultural activities considered essential during this time of national crisis, and that there is...

Paradise Plants Plus

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Camellia

Making It Grow visits Paradise Plants Plus in Columbia, SC and talks with owner Dan Clayton. Paradise Plants Plus grows camellias from the late 1700’s to about the 1940's. The intrigue is the stories of how they came to be named and of course their beautiful blooms. Dan...

Bill and Hildie Lyddan's Garden

February 19, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Charleston Garden

Bill and Hildie Lyddan love old houses and creating gardens that compliment the architecture. In their downtown Charleston, SC garden, they did just that and included water features and uses plants for a "green and white" theme.

Home Remedies for Longer Lasting Cut Flowers

February 12, 2020 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Roses

With Valentine’s Day coming up, "Making It Grow" visits with Clemson University Associate Professor Dr. Jim Faust and he shows us an experiment he did with his students using home remedies to make roses last longer in your vase!

Victorian Christmas at Historic Columbia

November 29, 2019 - Posted in Home 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...

Vertical Roots Farm

November 28, 2019 - Posted in Business by Sean Flynn
photo of a vertical farm

Making 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.

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