Lisa Hickey is an Urban Horticulture Extension Agent for the University of Florida, Manatee County Extension Service. Her master’s degree is in Horticulture Science and her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. Over the last eight years, it has been her job to educate the citizens of Florida, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers. As she teaches an average of 9,000 residents annually, her take away message is to reduce your impact on the environment. Her goal is to change the daily behavior of citizens in the community by focusing on topics in horticulture; providing solutions to landscape & wildlife problems, introducing low impact methods through landscaping in a Florida friendly manner, and teaching tips on water conservation and quality.