CORRECTION: Wednesday 12/10/14 Miami Rare Fruit Council Christmas Party


WEDNESDAY: 12/10 /14
christmas-party

Miami Rare Fruit Council Christmas Party  Potluck

730PM

Bring your favorite tropical fruit inspired dish (Dr. Snow will bring the turkey).

Location: Fairchild in the New Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly exhibit.

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11/12/14 @ 730pm Dr. Jonathan Crane will be talking about Laurel Wilt Disease in Avocados

Hello all!

Reminder our next meeting is tomorrow night! 11/12/14
7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit.

Jonathan Crane will be talking about Laurel Wilt Disease in Avocados; a subject we’ll all be interested in learning about.

Please bring some fruit or a dish for everyone to share.

See you all there,

Matt.

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SPEAKER: Don Chafin Wednesday – 10/8/14 @ 7:30 PM

Our meeting is tomorrow night Wednesday 10/8/14 @ 7:30 PM at Fairchild in the New Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly exhibit. Don Chafin will be talking about “Bananas”. It should be a very informative meeting.

I spoke with Don, rather than bringing an unknown quantity of plants we will be able to pre-order plants after his talk which he will delivery to us at the Ramble next month or we can pick them up at his nursery earlier if you’d like. It should be a very informative and interesting talk which I know I am looking forward to. As usual please some fruit or a dish to share.
 
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!
 
Matt.

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Speaker: Don Chafin, “Going Bananas” (Plants will be available for purchase) Wednesday 10/8/14 @ 730pm

TOPIC: “Going Bananas”  ( Plants will be available for purchase)

Rare Fruit Council International
Meeting is at Fairchild Botanical Garden

Meeting this Wednesday 10-14-14 7:30 PM in Science Village Auditorium, next to Butterfly Exhibit. Fairchild Botanical Garden.

FREE
Guests Welcome !

Exotic Fruit Tastings

Speaker: Don Chafin, “Going Bananas”

Door Prizes !!!   Experience the energy and excitement of the RFCI.  Park at old, South Entrance.

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SPEAKER: Chris Rollins, Director of the Fruit and Spice park

TOPIC: “A Tropical Fruit Tour of Hawaii” 

Rare Fruit Council International
Meeting is at Fairchild Botanical Garden

Meeting this Wednesday 9-10-14 7:30 PM in Science Village Auditorium, next to Butterfly Exhibit. Fairchild Botanical Garden.

FREE                
Guests Welcome !

Exotic Fruit Tastings : Rambutan, Longan, Dragon Fruit, Guava, Mango, Canistel, Jak Fruit, etc !!!

Speaker: Chris Rollins, Director of the Fruit and Spice park

Door Prizes !!!   Experience the energy and excitement of the RFCI.  Park at old, South Entrance.

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Speaker: Jeff Wasielewski; Extension Agent

Rare Fruit Council International
Meeting is at Fairchild Botanical Garden

Meeting this Wednesday 8-13-14 7:30 PM in Science Village Auditorium, next to Butterfly Exhibit. Fairchild Botanical Garden.

FREE                
Guests Welcome !

Exotic Fruit Tastings : Rambutan, Longan, Dragon Fruit, Guava, Mango, Canistel, Jak Fruit, etc !!!

Speaker: Jeff Wasielewski; Extension Agent will be speaking on

 “The 10 Universal Truths about  Tropical Fruits in South Florida”

Door Prizes !!!   Experience the energy and excitement of the RFCI.  Park at old, South Entrance.

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The Rare Fruit Council International-RFCI is moving to Fairchild!

The RFCI founded in 1955 with 450 members worldwide, headquartered in Miami, is the premier organization dedicated to the education, introduction and promotion of rare tropical fruits.
 
The RFCI meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. Starting in August 2014 we will be meeting in the new Science Village Auditorium at FTBG! Our meetings feature educational programs with guest speakers, a tasting table with exotic fruits, fresh as well as prepared by our members, door prizes, plant and seed exchanges. Other activities include field trips, plant sales, conventions and workshops.
 
Members of RFCI belong to an international body of dooryard and commercial growers, hobbyists, fruit lovers and anyone with an interest in tropical fruits. Membership includes an annual subscription to Tropical Fruit News. A bimonthly full color magazine dedicated to tropical fruit and their culture.
 
The RFCI is very excited to be moving to FTBG. We have been long time supporters of FTBG with our regular presence at The Ramble, Spring Sale and other events.
 
Our up coming meetings this year include:
 
8/13/14  Jeff Wasielewki, “The 10 Universal Truths of Tropical Fruit Horticulture”
 
9/10/14  Chris Rollins, “Tropical Fruit Tour of Hawaii”
 
10/8/14  Don Chafin, “Going Bananas” Plants will be available for purchase.
 
11/12/14  Jonathan Crane, “Laurel Wilt Disease in Avocados”
 
Our February meeting will feature a free Hands on Grafting Workshop.

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Speaker: Eric Tietig from Pine Island Nursery – June 11, 2014 @ 730pm

June speaker will be Eric Tietig from Pine Island Nursery who will discuss this year’s Mango selection.

When: 6/11/14

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science – 3280 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33133

 

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Speaker: Dr. John Barimo from Miami Dade College – May 14th, 2014 @ 730pm

Dr. John Barimo from Miami Dade College will be our guest lecturer for our May 14th, 2014 meeting. His topic will be plant biology

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Speaker: Dr. Matt Snow (Miami RFCI President) – Topic: Avocados 3/12/14 @ 730pm

matt-snow.jpgWhen: 3/12/14
Time: 730pm
Where: Miami Museum of Science

Topic: Avocados

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