Monthly Club Meetings

On the second Friday of each month RFC members meet in the Mounts Auditorium at 7:30 PM to hear presentations given by professional and informative speakers on fruit. Before and after the presentations our members enjoy fellowshipping and sharing their fruit growing experiences and knowledge with each other. One of the highlights of our meeting is the Tasting table which is gloriously arrayed with rare tropical and often exotic fruits grown locally by our members.

Monthly Speakers


Speakers of the Month:  


      March 9, 2018 - John Fedock, P.E.


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 How to improve the quality of your soil to optimize the health, vigor and productivity of your fruit trees and other plants in your garden is our topic this month. We will have a compost tea making workshop taught by John Fedock. John will share one of his passions: the art of “compost tea” making. A great alternative to chemical fertilizers; less expensive and much better for your plants, the environment, and ourselves.

John is a Florida licensed mechanical engineer by trade, he earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2005. He attained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from the University of South Florida with renewable energy and solar powered technologies as his primary focus. 


After graduation John worked for 9 years as a gas turbine engineer designing everything from airplane engines to extremely large power plant turbines.


In 2017, John left corporate engineering life to start a local service business focusing on Smart House Washing and Window Cleaning.


John’s desire to maintain his healthy lifestyle and to help others do the same, led to his interest in growing healthful herbs, fruits, and vegetables. After participating in a holistic land management design course, aka (PDC) “Permaculture” Design Course from Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) in Australia, he learned the key strategies to growing abundantly in our sandy Florida soils.  


One part of the solution is to repair our damaged soils by adding organic matter and beneficial microbes which will breakdown the organic matter into food for your plants and trees.


John is excited to share his experience with compost tea and how you too can grow drought and disease resistant fruit trees! 




  • Professional Speaker
  • Plant Auction
  • Drawing for Door Prize
  • Fruit Tasting Table
  • Seed Exchange
  • Purchase Grafting/Pruning Tools ( at a discount )


Mount’s Auditorium

531 N. Military Trail,West Palm Beach, Florida


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