Ashley Ellis is a Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator in Sarasota County. She has dual expertise in the studies of wildlife ecology and horticulture. With a profound love for the natural world from an early age, she has spent her life fascinated with the interconnections between living organisms and their environments. As an agent, Ashley promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly gardening and landscaping practices through native plant education and landscape design that supports local wildlife. Ashley is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the preservation of our natural world, inviting others to join in the effort to protect and cherish the beauty and diversity of our environment.