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Welcome to the wonderful world of rare tropical fruits and vegetables. With the help of friendly experts, and all of the information they have collected from worldwide sources, you will be able to start growing and picking these tropical delights right from your own trees. Learn about special growing techniques including the proper way to prune, fertilize and propagate new plants (i.e. grafting, air-layering, etc.)

Meet interesting people who all share this special purpose of procuring seeds & new plants, promoting new species & improved varieties, propagating new plants and growing rare tropical fruits & vegetables.

Members of RFVC are backyard and commercial growers, professional researchers and collectors, anyone interested in growing or eating tropical fruits and vegetables.

They are all yours when you become part of one of the most exciting clubs in Broward County. The Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council (RFVC) welcomes all!

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Current Events

Member Grafting Class

Until January 19th, sign up for this class is open ONLY TO CURRENT MEMBERS

Those of you who keep up with the "who's who" in horticulture, will recognize the name Crafton Cliff.  He was the curator of the Kampong for ten years.  Crafton has also spent time overseas working with tropical fruit.  He has taught numerous classes and has been deemed the best horticulturist in South Florida.  Thanks to Eric LaBrum, we will have the opportunity to spend the day with Crafton teaching grafting at the 208 Horticultural Facility on January 25th. 

The class will start at 9 AM and is scheduled to go until 5 PM.  Please bring your own lunch; RSVP to David Harold @ davidjharold@bellsouth.net.    

Seating & class size will be limited and we will seat the first members that arrive, so please do not be late.  If you have a grafting knife or some root stock plants, please bring them.  If you are not able to spend the entire day there, you may come when you can, but you will be joining the class in progress and to ensure that the class runs smoothly, any information discussed before your arrival will not be repeated.  You can keep one of the plants you graft.  When you are learning grafting techniques, practice makes perfect!

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the 25th!

Directions to our 208 research garden from Google maps


Saturday & Wednesday workdays
Murray is out at the 208 garden every Saturday & Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. We ALWAYS need lots of help out at the 208 nursery. Members now is your time to shine. We could really use your help weeding, potting-up, propagating, etc. prior to our annual sale. We need some help cleaning out and organizing our shadehouse if you would like to help come on out on either day!

Click here for a schedule of upcoming meetings and past speakers

If you have surplus tropical fruit or vegetable seeds, please bring them to our monthly meetings (labeled in a container or zip-loc bag) and give them to Barbara Mitchell or Letitia Suarez so we can make them available to other members.

Our educational programs are in collaboration with the Urban Horticulture Program of UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension.

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