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Companion Planting with Fleet Farming

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By using pest control and pollination, and maximizing your garden space, you can grow a fruitful garden. In this program, Caroline Chomanics, passionate horticulturalist, dives into Companion Planting, a planting technique that includes different crops planted in proximity of each other. This technique offers various ways to grow a healthy garden, including providing habitat for beneficial insects and increasing crop productivity. Led by the team at Fleet Farming, a non-profit program of IDEAS For Us, Florida growers can learn the basics of companion planting, highlighting edible plant combinations for a thriving garden design.

This program is presented by Caroline Chomanics, Fleet Farming manager, and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

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 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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