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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

When: 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

Noris 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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