Florida Native Aquatic Landscaping

Posted December 14, 2022 | By Jordyn Flannery

A small garden pond can open a whole new world of planting and landscape possibilities. In this program, Fleet Farming Program Director Caroline Chomanics shares the basics of growing plants for aquatic environments including how to plant a lakeshore, small pond, and more. You’ll learn proper techniques and plant types to create a soothing, Florida native aquatic environment in your very own backyard.

This program is presented by Caroline Chomanics and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About Your 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 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. She is now the Program Director at Fleet Farming. Learn more about Fleet Farming at www.FleetFarming.org. 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.   

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/