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.

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