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Vermiculture and Creating Your Own Worm Bin with Fleet Farming

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Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Help your garden flourish while reducing your own waste. Composting with worms at home, or the practice of vermiculture, is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste while creating a nutrient rich soil amendment for your garden. This soil is perfect for helping grow healthy plants while eliminating the need for synthetic fertilizers. This program is intended for growers to learn the basics of vermiculture and how to build your own worm bin at home. This class was led by the team at Fleet Farming, a non-profit program of IDEAS For Us. To learn more about Fleet Farming, visit www.FleetFarming.org

This program was presented by Caroline Chomanics, Fleet Farming 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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