We hope you enjoyed the
2022 SC Jamboree
See you next year!
for a fun day of gardening inspiration
and hands on learning
Click on '2022 Jamboree Program' below to see our past program.
Amanda McNultyAmanda McNulty is a Clemson Extension agent and the host of Making It Grow. She says her philosophy is “It’s a plant and not a person, so relax and enjoy gardening without fretting.” She admits that when a daphne gets the “up and dying” disease, she is sad, but shopping at local nurseries is good for our state’s economy.
Mike GibsonMike Gibson is a self-taught property artist, topiarist, and entrepreneur, who has spent over 20 years beautifying residential and community spaces. In 2021, Mike was a featured contestant on the HGTV produced reality tv show competition "Clipped," featuring Martha Stewart as a judge, streaming on the Discovery Plus app. Gibson lives in Columbia and is currently the Topiary-Artist-in-Residence at Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, SC, where he is helping to restore the legendary garden.
Vanessa Driscoll BialobreskiVanessa is the Managing Partner of the Farm to Table (F2T) Productions and Honey River Catering in Columbia. F2T specializes in producing creative community events and providing unforgettable culinary experiences with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Their mission is to continue to support sustainability in our local food system. Vanessa was the 2017 winner of the Les Dames d'Escoffier International Farm to Sea to Table to Journalism award.
Columbia - sweet grass baskets
Lexington - worm castings
Leesville - Purely Organic fertilizer
Lexington Master Gardener - nature photography cards
Aiken Master Gardener - author of 3 books, mint plants
Children's book illustrator, author gardening and plant knowledge
Ruth Ann Bigger
Sumter Master Gardener - hand-painted glass ball ornaments, painted bluebird houses,
pressed flower cards and framed pictures, garden aprons, and mosaic stepping stones
Aiken - any and all plants for the shade
Columbia - bird nesting boxes, Birds & Beans coffee
West Columbia - garden-related ceramics
Lexington - olive oils and vinegars
Lexington - daylilies, hostas, iris, hypertufa
Camden - annuals, perennials, succulents