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June 20, 2019 – Mike Meier; Ground Floor Farm

Mike Meier is 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 … Continue reading

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May 16, 2019 – Jeff Schorner; Al’s Family Farms

Our speaker in May is Jeff Schorner from Al’s Family Farms in Fort Pierce at the corner of N. King’s Hwy and Angle Road. Jeff will be speaking about growing oranges. In addition, he will have just returned from Vidalia, … Continue reading

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April 18, 2019 – Christian Miller; Fruit tree problems

Our speaker in April is Christian Miller, Vegetable and Tropical Fruit Extension Agent, Palm Beach County–Common Fruit Tree Issues and How to Avoid Them UPDATE: PDF of the presentation. Please bring any extra fruit or other treats for our tasting … Continue reading

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March 21, 2019 – Paula Smith, tropical fruit grower

Paula Smith has been a Martin County Master Gardener for 34 years. She and her husband Ira (see our 11/15/18 meeting) grow tropical fruit and vegetables as a way of life on their two acre plot in West Stuart. Paula … Continue reading

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February 21, 2019 – Ann Marie Gray of Pinder’s

Our speaker this month is Ann Marie Gray from Pinder’s Nursery in Palm City near Stuart. She will speak on edible flowers, herbs and give a demonstration of planting edible containers. She will also bring attractive edible plants from the … Continue reading

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January 17, 2019 – David Erickson, CEO of ECHO

If you haven’t visited ECHO near Ft. Meyers, FL: put a tour on your day trip schedule. They have a nursery and shop with edible plants and seeds. But most interesting for our group are the extensive orchard and experimental … Continue reading

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November 15, 2018–Ira Smith: Annonas

Our speaker this month is Ira Smith, the topic– “The World of Annonas”. Ira Smith is a native Floridian and grew up on Singer Island in the 1950’s when the ocean front was dunes, sea oats and sea grape and … Continue reading

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