Making it Grow

Dehydration with Clemson Food Safety and Nutrition Team

Dehydrated apple slices

Rhonda Matthews is a member of Clemson's Food Safety and Nutrition Team, and she's based in Greenwood. She's sharing a new idea, but it used to be something people did a lot. The technique for preserving food is centuries old. Now since we've had that resurgence of grow your own, eat your own, we're seeing folks doing all kinds of food preservation. Freezing and canning are extremely popular, but we want to address dehydration best practives.

Dehydration is a really an easy, straightforward, and safe way to make the end and beginning of your garden just last and last.

Mason Salad Jars

Mason Salad Jars

Laurie Aker is a food stylist extraordinaire and everything she does not only looks great, but tastes great, too. Laurie shares with us the advantages of using mason jars.

Landscaping Tips

By D. Ashmore

Landscape of a House

On this special segment for "Making It Grow" we learn about some landscaping tips to use around your home landscape. Durant Ashmore of Durant Ashmore Landscaping Nursery gives us tour of a home he landscaped while pointing out the many landscape principles he used.

The Focal Point

The first question that a landscape designer asks himself is, where is the focal point. And 99 times out of 100 in anyone's front yard, that focal point is going to be the front door. So highlight the front door. The last thing we want to do is block the front door.

Making It Grow Goes Behind the Scenes with a Wild Flower Garden Designer

By C. Ness

Tommy Burgess gets a close up of Greenville garden

Team Making It Grow traveled to Greenville, S.C. and visited with a group of flower farmers who service farmers markets, florists, and local businesses.  Southern Wild is a landscape design and garden maintenance business, as well as home to an urban, cut-flower market garden.  Making It Grow host, Amanda McNulty, talked with one of the growers, Julie Hill, about how she transformed her yard into a vibrant flower farm.

"Making It Grow" Wins Telly Award

By G. Rawls

"Mason Jar Salad"

The Telly Awards has named ETV and Clemson University’s “Making It Grow” as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their segment titled “Mason Jar Salads”.  

Lemon Coconut Crumb Bar

By S. Flynn

Lemon Coconut Crumb Bar

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" is joined in the studio by Samantha McDowell from The Clemson Food Safety & Nutrition Team who will show us who to make a dessert with coconut oil.

Yield: 12-16 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Clemson Blue Cheese Recipes

By S. Flynn

Clemson Blue Cheese Recipes

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty was visited in the studio by SC Chef Ambassador Heidi Trull from Grits & Groceries near Belton, SC who created several dishes and snacks featuring Clemson Blue Cheese.

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

By S. Flynn

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty is joined by Jody Martin from The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. This event at the Florence Civic Center January 13-14 is designed to incorporate the industry's deep traditional roots along with today's thriving innovations to streamline the promotion and the expansion of the business of agriculture in South Carolina and beyond.

More information at http://scagribizexpo.com

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