Making it Grow

Irmo Town Park

By S. Flynn

Irmo Town Park

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Irmo, SC and talks with Public Services Director Whitt Cline about the Irmo Town Park. This park features walking trails, an amphitheater and picnic areas.

Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms

By S. Flynn

Worms

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to a Worm Farm near Simpsonville, SC where Terry Unger raises Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms. Terry takes us through the process on how he cares for these worms and also talks about how they are used for fishing or for composting.

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

By S. Flynn

The New Nutrition Facts Panel

Clemson Extension’s Food Safety & Nutrition Team Members Dr. Kimberly Baker and Shana Madden join "Making It Grow" to talk about the new Nutrition Facts Panel. People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. Kimberly and Shana will explain to our viewers how to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.

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”.  

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