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 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
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
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.
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