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Create or Renew Your RFCI Membership

There are two ways to join the Rare Fruit Council. Via the information on this page, or in person at our next event – you’ll find a list of meetings and events at the bottom of this page.

To join online, simply pay for your selected membership option via PayPal below.

Alternatively please email your completed membership form to RareFruitCouncilRFCI@gmail.com. Payments may be mailed or submitted in person at our next event.
We ask that Lifetime Memberships and larger donations be submitted via check. If you wish to make a larger donation than our “gold” $1,000.00 contribution, please contact the Council.


Rare Fruit Council Int’l. Miami Membership

Our Meeting Location

Upcoming Speakers

January 8, 2020 – Dr. Alan H. Chambers “Vanilla in Southern Florida: Conservation, Commercial Production, & Breeding New Cultivars” (UF TREC, Miami-Dade, Florida)

February 12, 2020 – Mike Winterstein “Updates on Research at USDA – ARS-SHRS & GRIN Global” (Subtropical Horticulture Research, Miami-Dade, Florida)

March 11, 2020 – Adrian Hunsberger “The Best Treatments for Fruit Tree Pests” (UF IFAS, Miami-Dade, Florida)

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] April 8, 2020 – Ian Wolinsky “Organic Gardening Guidelines” (The Gourmet Gardeners, Broward, Florida)

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] May 13, 2020 – Shari Blissett-Clark “Bats & Gardens: A Natural Connection” (Florida Bat Conservancy, Merritt Island, Florida)

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] June 10, 2020 – Dr. Geoffrey Meru “Pumpkins & Calabazas” (UF IFAS / TREC, Miami-Dade, Florida)

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] July 8, 2020 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] August 12, 2020 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)

September 9, 2020 – Har Mahdeem “How to Properly Spray Fruit Trees” (Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Florida)

October 14, 2020 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

November 11, 2020 – Open Board Meeting – Thanksgiving Dinner – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.

December 9, 2020 – Holiday Party – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.