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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February 12, 2014 speaker: Noris Ledesma “For the Love of Mangos

imageNoris Ledesma, Curator of Tropical Fruit at Fairchild

Title: “For the Love of Mangos

Date: 2/12/14
Time: 730pm
Where: Miami Museum of Science

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Speaker for April 9th 2014 will be Louis Volpe, USDA

Louis Volpe who is a supervisor with the Department of Agriculture who oversees what people attempt to bring into the United States including fruit, seeds, etc.

When: 4/9/14
Time: 730pm
Where: Miami Museum of Science (3280 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33133)

Topic: discuss objects including plants, seeds, fruits, etc that people try to smuggle through customs and how they are set up to detect them.

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January 8th, 2014 – speaker will be Adrian Hunsberger, M.S.

630-hunsberger60.jpg January 8th, 2014  - speaker will be Adrian Hunsberger, M.S.
Urban Horticulture Agent /Master Gardener Coordinator who will talking about general fruit tree care (watering, fertilizing, planting) and anything else our members want to learn.

Date:  Wednesday – 1/8/14

Time: 730PM

Where: Museum of Science | 3280 South Miami Avenue  Miami, FL - Google Map

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RFCI Holiday Party

Miami Rare Fruit Council Holiday Party 2013

Bring a covered dish - (Door Prizes too)

When: 12/11/13

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Museum of Science | 3280 South Miami Avenue  Miami, FL - Google Map

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