Morgan Hopkins the new Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Agent, starting in September 2015. She is originally from South Carolina, but considers herself an Okie (aka from Oklahoma). She holds two B.S. degrees in Environmental Science and Business Management, and an M.S. in Horticulture with a focus on water conservation, all from Oklahoma State University. Morgan has a passion for environmental education and awareness. She enjoys running, yoga, and hiking; essentially anything that involves the outdoors.
Barbara McAdam has been dedicated to the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods and UF/IFAS Extension programs since her first contact while training to become a Master Gardener at the Extension office in 2005. Today she coordinates and conducts the Rain Barrel/Water Conservation Workshops held each month and also takes the program to schools, libraries, corporate lunch-n-learns and more. She maintains her own Florida-Friendly landscape at her home, using three rain barrels to irrigate when necessary. She is our hands on/hands in the dirt "green thumb" member of the team.
Laura Vasquez began working with the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program (FYN) in September 2000. She departed in 2003 to work for Montgomery Botanical Center and then returned to FYN in 2006. She has conducted field research, experiments, sampling, and mapping along with developing educational programs and presentations. She also assisted with the development and initiation of the Urban Conservation Unit in 2009. As a native to Homestead, with a family background in agriculture she has a great interest in the environment.
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