Gardening 101

Posted January 11, 2023 | By Lindsay

Join Fleet Farming for Gardening 101, a class intended for new growers to learn the basics of setting up an edible garden, composting, seasonal planting, and maintenance to keep your garden full of produce. This class is led by the team at Fleet Farming, a non-profit program of IDEAS For Us.

About the Presenter:   

Caroline Chomanics is a passionate horticulturalist and Fleet Farming Manager 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. She also 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. Since 2015, Chomanics has been a program manager for Fleet Farming, an urban agriculture program that transforms lawns into farms. Learn more about Fleet Farming at