Sue Barton’s role at the University of Delaware (UD) is the perfect embodiment of the University’s Land-grant mission. She teaches. She conducts research. And she takes UD’s knowledge to the public. Barton is both a professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Cooperative Extension specialist of ornamental horticulture. She’s also been a driving force behind the organization and educational efforts of the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association, which serves horticulture businesses in the First State. She’s a can’t-miss presence at training sessions and expos.
PHOTO: Sue Barton explains the benefits of a bioswale installation in South Bethany to landscape architecture majors. Courtesy of the University of Delaware.