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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Dean Moss is the “unpaid” executive director of the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort. He spent the day with us recently as we filmed this incredible infrastructure treasure that is transforming life in Beaufort for many citizens. Beaufort is flat, the weather is generally pleasant, and bike riding would be delightful except that our culture does not safely accommodate bike and vehicle traffic sharing the same roads. As a fine example of the rail to trail movement, this trail connects urban and rural spaces with room for walkers and bikers and skaters. Bikers use the left lane to pass and call out loudly – passing on the left – alerting pedestrians to their presence. Dean brought his wife’s bike out for me to ride. Oh, what a delight. No dogs chased me, no cars frightened me, trees did shade me, and birds did serenade me. 

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Amanda McNulty is a Clemson University Extension Horticulture agent and the host of South Carolina ETV’s Making It Grow! gardening program. She studied horticulture at Clemson University as a non-traditional student. “I’m so fortunate that my early attempts at getting a degree got side tracked as I’m a lot better at getting dirty in the garden than practicing diplomacy!” McNulty also studied at South Carolina State University and earned a graduate degree in teaching there.