January 16, 2020 – Mike Meier; Food for Us

Topic: “Food For Us: A Briefing From a Young Farmer” by Mike Meier, Director of Farm Operations for Colab Farms in Martin County and who serves on the City of Stuart Commission. As of December 9, Mike is also the mayor of Stuart. Previously he was the co-founder and head farmer of Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart, FL. A Stuart native, Mike moved back to his hometown in 2013 from the New York area, where he was the farm manager of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest soil-based rooftop farm company, in Brooklyn and Queens, and then co-founder and field manager of Seven Arrows Farm in Locust, NJ. Mike is an urban farming pioneer, focusing on developing small profitable farm models and working to help change food culture to value local, seasonal, appropriate, sustainable foods.

Plant auction: TCRFC members (only) can bring up to 3 plants, preferably something that fruits or is edible. Anyone can bring something for the raffle. Again the preference is edible plants or garden related items.

Instead of spending too much internet time following the crazy news, explore our web site a bit. From the menu tabs above, check out some of the videos. One is on “Backyard Orchard culture”, which talks about how to maximize fruit tree space in your garden. Under “Q&A”, you can find details about fertilizing mangos and combating diseases that kill mango blooms.

Click the “Links” tab at the top of our webpage and look under “Florida Rare Fruit Clubs” for a new map showing the locations around the state. Or if you are looking for a destination for a weekend field trip, check out “Florida Botanical Gardens“.

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