A garden for wildlife doesn’t have to be a jungle of unkempt plant life. It can and should be a quiet refuge for you, birds and animals. Studies show that owners with wildlife gardens not only spend more time outside, but that the overall increased oxygen-producing vegetation, the color of active wildlife gardens, and tree coverage have beneficial effects on both people and the ecosystem.
Learn more about the benefits of a Florida wildlife garden and how to start your own garden by joining horticulturalist and Fleet Farming Manager Caroline Chomanics in this program intended for Florida growers to learn the basics of ecological gardening. You’ll learn about Florida Native Landscaping, wildlife corridors, attracting wildlife to your yard, and animal-friendly garden design.
Special Instructions: Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and writing utensil for note taking.
This program is presented by Caroline Chomanics and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action is needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before the program starts to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is working properly.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
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 has earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Urbanism from Rollins College. She developed her horticultural skills while living for four years at a Historic Botanical Garden called the Nehrling Gardens in Gotha, Florida. Since 2015, Caroline has been program manager for Fleet Farming, an urban agriculture program that transforms lawns into farms. She also acts as chief administrative officer to IDEAS For Us which develops, funds, and scales environmental action projects in the focus areas of energy, water, food, waste, and ecology. When she is not farming, she is honored to be the gardening teacher at Inspiring Minds Day School, teaching children about the wonders of the natural world.