Reducing our food waste is an important and simple environmental action that can not only help you produce nutrient-rich soil for gardening but protect the planet. Whether you’re seeking to improve your environmental footprint or create rich soil for your garden beds, in this program local horticulturalist and Fleet Farming Program Manager Chomanics will teach you the basics of composting and help you discover eight different methods to get started.
This program is presented by Caroline Chomanics and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
A note regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: At this time, all guests at the Center for Health & Wellbeing are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including during our education programs. Presenters may remove their masks in order to be better heard by audience members. Attendees, however, must keep their masks fully in place (covering the nose and mouth) during the entire presentation. In accordance with CHWB guidelines, our programs will also be limited in capacity and rooms set to account for social distancing.
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About the Program Presenter
Caroline Chomanics is a passionate horticulturalist in the Central Florida community, having earned her degree in Landscape and Horticulture Technology from Valencia College and her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Urbanism from Rollins College. She acts as chief administrative officer to IDEAS For Us, a non-profit organization located in Orlando, FL, that develops, funds and scales environmental action projects in the focus areas of energy, water, food, waste, and ecology. When she is not farming, Chomanics is honored to be the gardening teacher at Inspiring Minds Day School, teaching children about the wonders of the natural world.
She developed her horticultural skills while living for four years at Nehrling Gardens, a historic botanical garden, in Gotha, Florida. Since 2015, Chomanics has been a program manager for Fleet Farming, an urban agriculture program that transforms lawns into farms.
About the Presenting Organization
Fleet Farming is a non-profit urban agriculture program of IDEAS For Us that transforms the average American lawn into a bio-verse, productive micro farms and edible gardens. To learn more about Fleet Farming, please visit https://fleetfarming.org