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Making It Grow Wins Four Telly Awards

By Natalyn Klump

Making It Grow


The Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow is a live, interactive call-in program produced by South Carolina ETV and Clemson University. Host Amanda McNulty and team Making It Grow focus on gardening topics while highlighting interesting places and products from around the state. Recently, Making It Grow received four Telly Awards. 

General-How-To/DIY for Television
How to Make Pine Cone Zinnias

Rebecca Turk, Director of Education and Events at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, visits the Making It Grow studio and shows Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty how fun and simple it is to use pinecones to create zinnias in a number of different decorations. 
Crew: Mark Adams, Sean Flynn, Craig Ness. Editor: Sean Flynn

General-Education for Television
The Pawpaw Patch

Pawpaw is an excellent food source that exceeds apples, peaches and grapes in most vitamins, minerals, amino acids and food energy value. The intense tropical flavor and aroma may also be useful for developing processed food products such as blended fruit drinks, baby food and ice creams. Amanda McNulty traveled to the Clemson Musser Fruit Research Center to talk with Dr. Greg Reighard, a Professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences who is conducting research on Pawpaws. 
Crew: Tommy Burgess, Sean Flynn, Steve Yountz. Editor: Sean Flynn

General-Cultural for Television
The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown settlement was founded in 1870 by Ervin James, a former slave who wanted to leave his family with landownership rather than a legacy of slavery and sharecropping. Five years after the Civil War, Ervin bought more than 200 acres of land near the Pee Dee River and that land is still owned by his descendants today. Amanda McNulty traveled to Jamestown in the Mars Bluff Community of Florence, South Carolina and spoke with Terry James about the Jamestown Foundation. 
Crew: Tommy Burgess, Sean Flynn, Craig Ness. Editor: Sean Flynn

General-Documentary: Individual for Television
The James Beard Dinner

Amanda McNulty visited City Roots Farm in Columbia, South Carolina, where the Farm to Table Event Co. hosted a James Beard Foundation dinner featuring local chefs and dishes. Amanda talked with managing partners Vanessa Driscoll Bialobreski and Kristian Niemi as they prepare for this fantastic event.
Crew: Tommy Burgess, Sean Flynn, Craig Ness, Editor: Sean Flynn

Watch Making It Grow on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on SCETV and at 8:00 pm on the SC Channel. Also, watch on Saturdays at 3:30 pm on the SC Channel.