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Established in 1970, we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and throughout the world.

Click Here to Learn how You Can Become A Rare Fruit Council Member Today And Gain Access To Our Members Only Web Site Content Full of Even More Information Including Special Members Only Events. 

NEXT MEETING: Friday, March 8, 2024 

SPEAKER: Amanda Pike

Bio: AMANDA PIKE, PhD, ATR-BC is a board-certified therapist, certified educational leader and owner of a two-acre, Florida permaculture farm complete with hundreds of species of edible plants, free-roaming chickens and 26 beehives. Dr. Pike serves as Education Chair for the Palm Beach County chapter of the Native Plant Society. As a local 4-H program facilitator, Dr. Pike helps make food forestry an accessible and practical landscaping option for the community. Her food forest currently provides an average of 70% of her family's daily meals

Topic: "Homesteading in a Food Forest: Self-Sufficiency & Permaculture"

For more information, please contact Ben Feistmann, RFC President - or call (855) 732-7273. 

We hope to see and connect with you soon!

 2024 Speaker Calendar 

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium

Time: 7pm

Friday, January 12th

Speaker: Noel Ramos, "Peru...History, Culture, and Plenty of Fruits!"

Friday, February 9th

Speaker: Ralph Guinta, "Florida Amazon - exploring the botanical overlay between Peruvian  Amazon and South Florida"

Friday, March 8th

Speaker: Amanda Pike, "Homesteading in a Food Forest: Self-Sufficiency & Permaculture"

Friday, April 12th

Speaker: Alex Salaazar, TBA

Friday, May 10th

Speaker: Har Madheem, "Soursop and its close Relatives"

Friday, June 7th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, July 12th

Speaker: Pineapple Richie, TBA

Friday, August 9th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, September 13th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, October 11th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, November 8th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, December 13th

No Speaker, Holiday Party


Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council



are available at our Monthly Meetings


Members in need of the Special Rare Fruit Council blend of

"Fruitilizer" may contact 1st VP Mark Porter.


 Mark will bring a limited number of bags to our regular meeting 

or you can arrange for pickup at his farm site in the Acreage.

 For special pickup options please call Mark Porter at:

+1 (855) RFC-RARE / +1 (855) 732-7273 option 3

to be directly connected and/or to leave a message.




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