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April, 2020: Meetings postponed until further notice

The club will continue physical distancing until things settle down. Our gardens are probably happy to have us close by and caring for them. Stay safe everyone. Your good health is a priority. Take this seriously. It’s no hoax. See … Continue reading

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March 19, 2020–Chris Wenzel: Viral update

From the Pres: We have to go with the rest of the nation and cancel this week’s meeting.  I’m so sorry to do it, but I see no way around it.  We just can’t be part of the spreading of … Continue reading

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March 19, 2020–Chris Wenzel: POSTPONED

Topic:   Florida mangos: a farmer’s perspective.  UPDATE: due to corona virus concerns, we will cancel this month’s meeting entirely. I considered creating a Skype video but I’d rather see Chris in person. In the meantime, if you want to satisfy … Continue reading

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February 20, 2020 – Dr. Lorenzo Rossi, Olives

Topic: Olive tree cultivation in Florida: Trials, Tribulations & Opportunities. Dr. Lorenzo Rossi is an Assistant Professor at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC). His main research area is on plant root biology. He is a horticulturist … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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December 19, 2019 Holiday Pot Luck

Our annual holiday feast this year is Thursday, 12/19 at 7:00 pm at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden Pavilion. As usual, it is open to club members and their immediate family. Guests can also attend for $10. Please bring … Continue reading

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November 21, 2019–Kai Kai Farm

UPDATE: PowerPoint presentation: Kai-Kai Farm Growing Practices presentation (PDF). Our speakers this month are Diane Cordeau and Carl Frost, owners of Kai-Kai Farm (map) east of Indiantown on SW Kanner Hwy. The topic is “Kai-Kai Farm Growing Practices.” Click the … Continue reading

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October 17, 2019–Mark Ritenour

Topic: Keeping fresh fruit “fresh” after harvest. Dr. Mark Ritenour is a Professor and plant physiologist with the University of Florida since 1998 and is stationed at Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. He specializes in … Continue reading

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Martin County Events

PawPaw is a fruit tree in the Annona family (sugar apple, atemoya, cherimoya, custard apple). There will be a talk on the Florida native–Four-Petal PawPaw by Dr. Anne Cox, presented by the Martin Counter Chapter of the FL Native Plant … Continue reading

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September 19, 2019–Mike Luciano: grafting

Past TCRFC president Mike Luciano owner of Trees N More tropical fruit nursery (in Palm City just west of Stuart) will be grafting a hundred Carambola (Starfruit) trees this week. He will bring some to our meeting and demonstrate how … Continue reading

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