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Mistletoe: a Holiday History

By Amanda McNulty

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. While filming at Historic Columbia recently, I learned that it wasn’t until the 1850’s that British and American Christians began seriously decorating their homes for Christmas. Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, brought his Germanic holiday traditions to England. Along with decorating a tree came the custom of hanging mistletoe over a doorway.

Prescribed Burn

By Sean Flynn

Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burning is an important part of forest management. To learn more, Clemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty visits The Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center where they were conducting prescribed burns.

Christmas at the SC Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion Christmas Tree

"Making It Grow" Host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty visits The SC Governor's Mansion and talks with The First Lady of SC, Peggy McMaster about their Christmas decorations and the tours available for visitors. The Columbia Garden Club decorates the Mansion each year and also uses ornaments designed by South Carolina artists for the Christmas Tree.

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

By Libby Dallis

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

Clemson Extension agent and host Amanda McNulty visits Flowers Forever & Bellabeads in Columbia, S.C. and talks with owner Cristina Segarra. We see first-hand how they preserve flowers by creating memorial jewelry, and also pressed and freeze-dried floral designs.

Common Sense Rules for Safe Produce

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The produce safety rules portion of the Food and Drug Administrations’ new Food Safety Modernization act are based on common sense.

25 years of Making It Grow

By Sean Flynn

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Take a look at some of the highlights from the past 25 years of SCETV and Clemson Extension's Making It Grow!

Curbing Food Recalls

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division has a new responsibility these days.

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