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Next Meeting

August 12th, 7:00PM 

Speaker: Amir Rezazadeh,   Amir is a Multi-County Fruit and Field Crops Agent

Topic: Avocados

Amir is the Multi-County Fruit and Field Crops Agent II. Before his appointment with the UF/IFAS Extension, he worked as a post-doctoral associate with Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center. There, Amir worked alongside fruit growers to improve yield and post-harvest sustainability for blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and grapes. He holds a Ph.D. in horticulture from Mississippi State University; his doctorate work focused on the influence of environmental factors and cultural practices in the development of greenhouse crops. After he completed a master’s degree in horticulture, he oversaw more than 100 acres of grapefruit and mandarin trees and managed 10 employees for more than five years.

NOTE: We will start meeting @ 7pm

For more information, please contact Roxanne Cumberland, RFC President - President@pbrarefruitcouncil.org or call (855) 732-7273. 

We hope to see and connect with you soon, stay safe!

President's Message July 2022

Palm Beach Chapter of Rare Fruit Council International

Dear RFC Members,

We are meeting at Mounts on August 12 at 7:00.

Thanks to Fatima we have invited Amir Rezazadeh to be our speaker for the evening. He is a multi-county fruit and field crop agent. He will talk about avocados.

We are planning a trip to The Kampong, David Fairchild’s home in Miami. We could also go to Fairchild

Tropical Gardens or maybe we could visit the UF research center. December 1at is our tentative date.We have to prepay for the tour. They are not open on the weekend. If you would like to join us sign up at the meeting or call me.

Sorry we had to postpone the “Volunteer Appreciation Party”. Covid is rampant and two members of my

household are dealing with it. Luckily, there symptoms are not severe.

Remember to select the us as your non-profit of choice for Amazon Smile.

Save the Date: September 24 is the ICE CREAM SOCIAL. If you have any fruit to contribute, please bring it to the September meeting. Tickets will cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

I need a group of volunteers to help us clean out the storage unit. Please let me know when you are


In September will have the election of officers for the following term. If you would like to be on the

board or you could make recommendations, that you be great. I will be stepping down.

Please bring your fruit for the tasting table, your plants for the auction, and seeds for the exchange.

See you soon,

Roxanne Cumberland

 Our next meeting is at the Mounts Auditorium on July 8Th at 7:00.


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