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Greetings!

Greetings Volusia County!

My name is Brittany A. Council-Morton and I am the new University of Florida/IFAS Urban Horticulture Extension Educator for Volusia County. As the Urban Horticulture Extension Educator for Volusia County, it is my duty to provide educational guidance on best management practices as they relate to horticulture, landscape, and turf/lawn needs. I am also charged with providing leadership to our esteemed Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer program by enhancing our educational outreach within the county. Volusia County is rich in its environmental footprint and I want to add to that legacy as we work together to increase awareness and provide education.

As a Virginia native, I bring 9 years of extension knowledge where I covered 4-H and Urban Agriculture and served as the Master Gardener. Covering multiple program areas allowed me to gain experience in youth development and volunteer management, learn about urban agriculture food systems to address food desert/food insecurity concerns, and identify effective techniques to engage youth and families in gardening. I also had the privilege to expand my teaching skills as an adjunct instructor at Virginia State University, where I taught physiology & reproductive anatomy to undergraduate animal science students.

I thank you all for welcoming me with open arms and look forward to working with you overtime. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at bcouncil1@ufl.edu or stop by the Volusia County Extension Office.

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