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Butterfly and Pollinator Gardening 101 with Fleet Farming

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Butterflies are majestic creatures, but did you know they and other pollinators help plants reproduce? By watching this program, you’ll learn the basics of setting up a pollinator garden including Florida native landscaping, Florida-Friendly landscaping, raising butterflies, and solitary bee hives. This class was led by the team at Fleet Farming, a non-profit program of IDEAS For Us. Learn more about Fleet Farming at www.FleetFarming.org

This program was presented by Caroline Chomanics, Fleet Farming program manager, and was 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, Caroline has served as program manager to 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.

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