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July 18, 2019–Louise King: Mangos

Our speaker in July is Louise King, horticulturist at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. The topic is Mangos and other Stars of the Park. This is Louise’s second visit. She also helped us get fruit for our Taste … Continue reading

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TBD – Mike Meier; Ground Floor Farm

Update: Mike had a scheduling conflict in June, so Jeff Schorner. owner of Al’s Family Farms was able to fill in. We were all glad he was able to speak. He really knows oranges, and yes, there is hope that … Continue reading

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June 20, 2019 – Jeff Schorner; Al’s Family Farms

Update: Schedules change: Mike had a Stuart city council meeting he had to attend in June, Jeff was unable to attend in May, so Larry Zimmerman took questions that month: Why did mangos do so poorly for many people this … 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.

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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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