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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.

.The Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council (RFVC) welcomes all!

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Our September Meeting is Monday, September 12, starting at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be at Heritage Park in Plantation, as Treetops Park is being used for election training.  The Fountain Room/auditorium at Heritage Park is located next to the office and there is parking nearby.  The address is 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, off of Peters Rd. and west of US 441-State Rd. This facility DOES NOT HAVE A KITCHEN so please bring Tasting Table items in your own container or a disposable one ready to be served.
Our speaker is Dylan Terry and his topic is “Grow Vegetables & Herbs”.  Dylan is the owner of Ready to Grow Gardens.

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Meet & greet, buy from the RFVC Market Table and set up the Tasting Table.  Since we are trying to get out of the building on time, you are welcome to sample the Tasting Table Items anytime throughout the meeting.

7:30 PM - short business meeting followed by the speaker

We welcome fruits, food, or plants you want to donate to the Tasting and RFV Market Tables or seeds for the Seed Exchange.  

Reminder:  Memberships were due for renewal July 1st – if you haven’t already renewed, please do so at this meeting, on our website www.rfvcbroward.org, or at our 208 Facility.


Classes at 208:

SEPT 17th - 10AM

Hands on Gardening by Margarite Basile

Free for Members, $25 for non-members (or cost of membership)


Amazon Smile Link:

Please use this link go to the Amazon Smile page - it looks just like the regular Amazon home page, except at the top left of the page you will see Smile and " supporting (name of charity you elected)". Please type Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council of Broward County and select the club as your charity. Any items purchased must be made through this smile page for us to get the donations from Amazon.  Please share with your family, friends, and co-workers who you know buy from Amazon.


Current Events


2016 Annual FALL Sale-

OCTOBER 22nd-23rd

It's open to the public! The sale will be held at our 208 research garden. 5105 SW 208th Lane Southwest Ranches, FL 33332

Now is your chance to buy those rare fruit trees & vegetables that you've been looking for all year! Jams, Jellies, Breads & Local Honey featuring tropical fruits will also be available. Also available will be Fruit Tree Fertilizer.

Dates are Saturday, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM & Sunday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Cash, Checks and Mastercard & Visa Accepted.

Click here for a list of plants available at the sale

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.

RFVC Flickr and Facebook
We now have a Flickr page and a Facebook page click on the banners to check out our new group pages.

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