The RFCI welcomes John Goss, he will be presenting “Growing Heliconia and Ginger varieties, including edible Gingers!”, join us this coming Wednesday at 7:30 PM, July 12, 2017 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG).
Growing Heliconia and Ginger varieties, including edible Gingers!
Florida is tropical, even the central areas, so why not let your yard reflect your climate?
JG’s Tropical Plants offers a stunning collection of colorful Heliconia and Gingers.
A resident of Florida for more than 35 years, owner John treks the jungles of Central America to locate new and unique plants that thrive in our similar Florida climate.
Plants are started from seed and rhizomes and are carefully grown under John’s watchful eyes prior to being offered to the public.
Familiar with the needs and growth habits of each variety, John looks forward to offering advice in plant selection and is glad to answer questions about enhancing your existing landscape. – JG’s Tropical Plants
Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018
July 12, 2017, John Goss: Growing Heliconia and Ginger varieties, including edible Gingers!
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 Dinner / 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 – Thanksgiving Dinner / Open Board Meeting & Pre Ramble Planning
December 2018 – Holiday Party
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…
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