RFCI Meeting June 14, 2017 guest speaker Dylan Terry: Growing a Food Forest

RFCI Miami

Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI)

The RFCI welcomes Dylan Terry, he will be presenting “Growing a Food Forest”, join us this coming Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Dylan Terry

Edible landscaping enthusiast Dylan Terry strives to help others be more self-sufficient in growing food as locally as possible. His company, Ready-to-Grow Gardens, specializes in edible garden design, installation and maintenance.

We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table.

Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018

June 14, 2017, Dylan Terry: Growing a Food Forest

July 12, 2017, John Goss: Heliconia and Ginger Plants ~ Turmeric and various ginger plants for sale

August 9, 2017, Patrick Garvey (Florida Keys): Mini Documentary & Update on Grimal Grove

September 13, 2017, Dr. George Fitzpatrick: Making and Using Compost in South Florida

October 11, 2017, Toppy a/k/a Norman Fell: Old time farming techniques

November 8, 2017, Thanksgiving Open Board Meeting & Pre Ramble Planning

December 13, 2017, Holiday Party

January 2018, Chris Rollins: TBA

February 2018, Matt Snow: Hands on Grafting Workshop

March 2018, Carolyn Capola: Herb Farming

April 2018, Jonathan Gambino & Rachel Middleton of Three Sisters Farm (Redland): Growing Tropical Fruits in South Florida

May 2018, Jorge J. Zaldivar of Guavonia Guava Grove (Redland): History of Guavas & Seed Introduction in Florida

June 2018, Scott Lyons: of Sublicious Farms (Ft. Lauderdale): Specializes in growing mushrooms & preparing Kombucha. Items for sale at the meeting

July 2018, Alexander Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms “Sturrock Groves” (West Palm Beach): Growing The Best Mangoes

August 2018, Mike Heckart of Wicked Mikes Edible Plants (Miami): Discussing Solanaceae / nightshades. Plants will be available for sale.

September 2018, Har Mahdeem Topic: TBA

October 2018, Eric Torrese of TNT Farms (Homestead): Commercial Growing Techniques Applied to Home Gardening

November 2018 – Holiday Dinner

December 2018 – Holiday Dinner & Board Meeting

January 2019, Tiffany Noe & Muriel Olivares of the Little River Cooperative: Growing Annual Vegetables

February 2019, Dr. Steve Vernon: All About Roselle

Meetings are held second Wednesdays of the month, 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG), in the Science Village Auditorium, next to the Butterfly Exhibit. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit trees for raffle, and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Maybe you’ll bring something freshly picked from your garden? See you then…

For more info link up with us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RareFruitMiami

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RFCI Meeting May 10, 2017 guest speaker Jeff Wasielewski: Pruning Tropical Fruit Trees

RFCI Miami

RFCI Miami

 

We are pleased to have Mr. Jeff Wasielewski as our guest speaker on May 10th for our RFCI meeting, his topic is Pruning Tropical Fruit Trees.

Jeff Wasielewski

Jeff Wasielewski is the Commercial Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County. He is an expert horticulturist with a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s degree in English from FIU. His goal is to assist all commercial tropical fruit growers in South Florida by providing relevant, up-to-date, science based information through classes, lectures, video, and publications.

May 10, 2017, Jeff Wasielewski: Pruning Tropical Fruit Trees

Facebook event link:https://www.facebook.com/events/193363151184397/?context=create&previousaction=create&sid_create=2022859303

We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table.

Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018

June 14, 2017, Dylan Terry: Growing a Food Forest

July 12, 2017, John Goss: Heliconia and Ginger Plants ~ Turmeric and various ginger plants for sale

August 9, 2017, Patrick Garvey (Florida Keys): Mini Documentary & Update on Grimal Grove

September 13, 2017, Dr. George Fitzpatrick: Making and Using Compost in South Florida

October 11, 2017, Toppy a/k/a Norman Fell: Old time farming techniques

November 8, 2017, Thanksgiving Open Board Meeting & Pre Ramble Planning

December 13, 2017, Holiday Party

January 2018, Chris Rollins: TBA

February 2018, Matt Snow: Hands on Grafting Workshop

March 2018, Carolyn Capola: Herb Farming

April 2018, Jonathan Gambino & Rachel Middleton of Three Sisters Farm (Redland): Growing Tropical Fruits in South Florida

May 2018, Jorge J. Zaldivar of Guavonia Guava Grove (Redland): History of Guavas & Seed Introduction in Florida

June 2018, Scott Lyons: of Sublicious Farms (Ft. Lauderdale): Specializes in growing mushrooms & preparing Kombucha. Items for sale at the meeting

July 2018, Alexander Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms “Sturrock Groves” (West Palm Beach): Growing The Best Mangoes

August 2018, Mike Heckart of Wicked Mikes Edible Plants (Miami): Discussing Solanaceae / nightshades. Plants will be available for sale.

September 2018, Har Mahdeem Topic: TBA

October 2018, Eric Torrese of TNT Farms (Homestead) : Commercial Growing Techniques Applied to Home Gardening

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019, Tiffany Noe & Muriel Olivares of the Little River Cooperative: Growing Annual Vegetables

MEETINGS are Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table, bring something freshly picked from your garden.

For more info link up with us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RareFruitMiami

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RFCI Meeting April 12, 2017 with Adrian Hunsberger: Good & Bad Insects

RFCI Miami

RFCI Miami

We are pleased to have Ms. Adrian Hunsberger as our guest speaker for April’s RFCI meeting, her topic is Good & Bad Insects.

Ms. Hunsberger is the Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator at the University of Florida, Miami-Dade County Extension office in Homestead, Florida. Adrian holds a BS degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and a MS degree in Entomology from the University of Florida. Adrian has over 13 years of research experience at the University of Florida using biological and organic pest control methods.

April 12, 2017, Adrian Hunsberger: Good & Bad Insects

We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table.

Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018

*** Saturday April 15, 2017 RFCI Field Trip Members Tour at The Kampong, 9 am, $15 fee to National Botanic Gardens ***

May 10, 2017, Jeff Wasielewski: Pruning Tropical Fruit Trees

June 14, 2017, Dylan Terry: Growing a Food Forest

July 12, 2017, John Goss: Heliconia and Ginger Plants ~ Turmeric and various ginger plants for sale

August 9, 2017, Patrick Garvey (Florida Keys): Mini Documentary & Update on Grimal Grove

September 13, 2017, Dr. George Fitzpatrick: Making and Using Compost in South Florida

October 11, 2017, Toppy a/k/a Norman Fell: Old time farming techniques

November 8, 2017, Thanksgiving Open Board Meeting & Pre Ramble Planning

December 13, 2017, Holiday Party

January 2018, Chris Rollins: TBA

February 2018, Matt Snow: Hands on Grafting Workshop

March 2018, Carolyn Capola: Herb Farming

April 2018, Jonathan Gambino & Rachel Middleton of Three Sisters Farm (Redland): Growing Tropical Fruits in South Florida

May 2018, Jorge J. Zaldivar of Guavonia Guava Grove (Redland): History of Guavas & Seed Introduction in Florida

June 2018, Scott Lyons: of Sublicious Farms (Ft. Lauderdale): Specializes in growing mushrooms & preparing Kombucha. Items for sale at the meeting

July 2018, Alexander Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms (West Palm Beach): Growing The Best Mangoes

August 2018, Mike Heckart of Wicked Mikes Edible Plants (Miami): Discussing Solanaceae / nightshades. Plants will be available for sale.

MEETINGS are Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit.

For more info link up with us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RareFruitMiami

 

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Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018

Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018

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January 11, 2017, Laurie Gutstein: Calamondins (Ft. Myers) Trees will be available for purchase

February 8, 2017, Chris Rollins: Fruits of Southeast Asia

March 8, 2017, Carlos De Latorre: Growing Techniques For Avocados

April 12, 2017, Adrian Hunsberger: Good & Bad Insects

*** Saturday April 15, 2017 RFCI Field Trip Members Tour at The Kampong, 9 am, $15 fee to National Botanic Gardens ***

May 10, 2017, Jeff Wasielewski: Pruning Tropical Fruit Trees

June 14, 2017, Dylan Terry: Growing a Food Forest

July 12, 2017, John Goss: Heliconia and Ginger Plants ~ Turmeric and various ginger plants for sale

August 9, 2017, Patrick Garvey (Florida Keys): Mini Documentary & Update on Grimal Grove

September 13, 2017, Dr. George Fitzpatrick: Making and Using Compost in South Florida

October 11, 2017, Toppy a/k/a Norman Fell: Old time farming techniques

November 8, 2017, Thanksgiving Open Board Meeting & Pre Ramble Planning

December 13, 2017, Holiday Party

January 2018, Chris Rollins: TBA

February 2018, Matt Snow: Hands on Grafting Workshop

March 2018, Carolyn Capola: Herb Farming

April 2018, Jonathan Gambino & Rachel Middleton of Three Sisters Farm (Redland): Growing Tropical Fruits in South Florida

May 2018,  Jorge J. Zaldivar of Guavonia Guava Grove (Redland): History of Guavas & Seed Introduction in Florida

June 2018, Scott Lyons: of Sublicious Farms (Ft. Lauderdale): Specializes in growing mushrooms & preparing Kombucha. Items for sale at the meeting

July 2018,  Alexander Salazar of Tropical Acres Farms (West Palm Beach): Growing The Best Mangoes

August 2018, Mike Heckart of Wicked Mikes Edible Plants (Miami): Discussing Solanaceae / nightshades. Plants will be available for sale.

MEETINGS are Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit.

For more info link up with us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RareFruitMiami

 

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Tropical Fruit News magazine is digital now and delivered only by email. 

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Upcoming Speakers – revised 4/5/16

  • 730pm
  • Fairchild TBG in the Science Village Auditorium
  • Open/free to the public

December 9, 2015: Holiday Party

January 13, 2016: Dr. Randy Plotz: “Banana Diseases” 

February 10, 2016: Chris Rollins: ” Jakfruit and related species.”  

March 9, 2016: Margie Pikarsky: “Growing Organically”

April 13, 2016: Mike Winterstein – Mangoes 

May 11, 2016: Dr. Robert McMillan: “Mango Diseases” 

June,8, 2016 : Maurice Kong and Matthew Snow: Hands On Air Layering Workshop 

July, 13, 2016 : John Mills, with the TFVRS, will discuss Laurel Wilt Disease: John 

August 10, 2016 : David Hardy: Pest control as it relates to fruit trees.  

September 14, 2016: Joshua Marano an archaeologist who is doing work at the Biscayne National Park will talk about the development of early agricultural settlements. 

 October 12th, 2016 : Noel Ramos; Topic to be determined.

 November 9th, 2016 : Open Board Meeting / Thanksgiving Dinner

December 14th, 2016 : Holiday Party

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Dear Fellow RFCI members and fruit enthusiasts.

 We need your help!  For the first time, The Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) can’t afford to print our Tropical Fruit News Publication, due to rising expenses and production costs.  We are in need of approximately $15,000 to cover printing cost for the remainder of this year. I know we all prize this valuable resource, so the full magazine will be available digitally via email for everyone to  enjoy.

Please send your email address to Laura at laurab5911@gmail.com so we can send you the magazine electronically until printing can be resumed.

Apparently, last year many members did not receive their annual renewal notice. As a result, less than half paid their membership dues. Your membership dues are a major contribution to paying expenses, as we are non-profit. If you received a magazine and have not paid your 2014 dues, please pay them now.

Also, the 2015 membership dues are currently due.  Although they are due by September 30th, paying earlier would really be appreciated. Please consider this your renewal notice. We are currently forming a new Membership Committee to eliminate this problem in the future. Please remit your dues to Laura at the address below.

In the meantime please consider making a donation to the RFCI so we can resume printing our publication.

For information on making a donation, paying dues or placing an ad in our magazine please mail or contact Laura at: 

                                            Rare Fruit Council International

                                                       PO Box 660506

                                                Miami Springs, FL  33266

                                                   laurab5911@gmail.com  

                                                    786 301-0141

We will be listing donors in our publication, unless requested not to.            

Gold Donors $500 and up

Silver Donors < $500.

Thank you for your continued support,

Sincerely,

Matthew Snow, President RFCI

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Membership Rates:

Individual        $45

Family             $55

Foreign           $55

Supporting    $100

Lifetime         $500

ADVERTISING RATES

Color                  1 issue         3 issues        6 issues

Full page              $360           $320             $300

1/2 page              $220            $195            $180

1/4                       $ 125           $ 110            $100

Rates are per issue, 20% discount for renewals 2 years and beyond

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speaker 6/10/15

Good morning. 

Just a reminder that our monthly meeting is this Wednesday 6/10/15 at 7:30 at Fairchild TBG in the Science village Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

 

Carlos Balardi will be speaking about pruning your trees.

 

We will be having a big fund raising event this weekend at Margarita’s Fruit and Vegetable Stand in the Redlands. Saturday and Sunday (6/13th & 14th). 8 am – 4 pm. We will need lots of help. We have 14 varieties of citrus trees for sale. in addition we will be selling Ice Cream topped with lychee, mangos or passion fruit which should be delicious! Drinks and food will be available as well. I encourage and urge everyone to attend and help out. We will have sign up sheets at our meeting. We’ll have 4 shifts. Sat AM & PM as well as Sun AM & PM. Please sign up for at least one shift. Margarita’s has a 10 acre Mixed Organic Tropical Fruit Grove behind the stand which if we have enough volunteers I’ll be giving tours of in a golf cart which I’m sure you will all enjoy.

 

Margarita’s 15585 SW 177th Avenue (Krome) Just south of Kendall Drive on Krome, or north of Eureka ( 184th st). on east side of the road. You can’t miss it. 305-233-7793.

 

 

Please bring some fruit or a dish to our meeting!

 

See you all there, Matt.

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Speaker 4/8/14 @730pm: Robert Meohing from Robert is Here Fruit Stand

Speaker 4/8/14 @730pm – Robert from Robert is Here Fruit Stand

  • Where: Fairchild Botanical garden
  • Open/free to the public

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Speaker: 3/11/15 @730pm Erica Klopf – From Edible Landscaping. Topic – Food Forestry.

Erica Klopf – From Edible Landscaping www.floridaediblelandscaping.com

Topic – Food Forestry.

  • 3/11/15
  • 730pm
  • Fairchild Botanical garden 
  • Open/free to the public
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Dr. Matthew Snow, RFCI President, will be leading a Grafting Workshop with a slide presentation 2/11 @7pm

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Dr. Matthew Snow, RFCI President, will be leading a Grafting Workshop with a slide presentation.

Participants are encouraged to bring their grafting knives. Seedling avocados and bud wood will be provided

at no charge. Due to the length of this biennial event the meeting will start at 7 pm Wednesday 2/11 in the Science Village Auditorium next to the Butterfly Exhibit at Fairchild.

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