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Meetings and Events

 

The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month, 
with the exception of July and August. Please see calendar below.
We meet at  Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 
33156, 7:30 p.m. in the Corbin Building. Light refreshment are served, Plant Raffle.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. Admission is FREE.
Members are kept informed through our Newsletter which is produced monthly 
(no newsletters in July, August and December).
If you have any questions about any of our Meeting or Events, 
please e-mail us for additional info at: tfeps1@gmail.com

 

2017                        Meetings and Events

June 26:

 Speaker: Jeff Wasielewski
 Program: "10 Tropical Fruit Trees that will stand tall in a hurricane - preparing and managing your trees for the storms ahead"

 Jeff Wasielewski is the Commercial Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County. He is an expert horticulturist with 25 years of experience in the field. Jeff has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Miami and a Bachelor's degree in English from FIU. Jeff has been writing about and teaching about tropical fruit and horticulture for over 20 years and has also worked as an adjunct professor in horticulture at Miami-Dade College and as an outreach specialist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. His goal is to assist all commercial tropical fruit growers in South Florida by providing current, science based information through classes, lectures, publications, videos and social media.

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Glenda & Michael Weed & Bruce McAlpin

July & August:

 No Meetings
September 25:  Speaker: Maria Teresa Cerqueira, B.S, M.S, Ph.D
 Program: Designing a Garden

 Master Gardener and Consultant
Public Health, Nutrition and Health Promotion

mtcqueira@aol.com
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(915) 240-7652

 With more than thirty years of experience working in national and international nutrition and public health. Retired from the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Programs developed and implemented included establishing healthy cities and communities, health promoting schools, healthy public policy, system and environmental changes to reduce risk factors and to increase protective factors in the settings where people live, work, study and play. 

Implemented programs that increased active living through walking, physical activity for the prevention of chronic diseases, and improving the built environment to promote health and prevent disease.

Received the BS degree in Foods and Nutrition from the Florida State University; the MS in public health nutrition from the University of Iowa; and the PhD in Nutrition from Cornell University. 

Professor of Nutrition and Community Health at various Universities.

Completed the Master Gardener Certification in El Paso, Texas

Completing the Master Gardener Certification in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Volunteer at the SBVCG, participated in various classes: composting, gardening tips, provide information to community members.

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Natures Tapestry & Dolores Fugina

October 23:  Program: Annual Auction 

The auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Garden House
The plant society will auction rare ferns, begonias, orchids, palms, heliconias, gingers, bromeliads, aroids as well as shrubs and tropical flowering trees. The club’s members as well as leading growers and nurseries in the South Florida area are donating specimen plants for this year’s auction.

Attendees will be able to preview plants beginning at 7 p.m. & the auction to follow at 7:30. The public is invited to attend this annual tropical plant auction. There is no entrance fee and there will be delicious refreshments available. This is a wonderful way to acquire beautiful plants at reasonable prices.
Payment by check or cash only.
 
 @ 7:00pm @
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Garden House 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 
 
 No Raffle Table. 
Nov. 10,11&12 :    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 " The Annual Ramble "
 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, Florida
 9:00AM - 4:30PM
November 27:  Speaker: Debra DeMarco
 Program: New garden trends emerging from designers in the Northeast and their use of tropicals

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Oasis Nursery & Scott Cohen

December 6:  Holiday Party for Members and their guests only 
 
No Raffle table

 

2018                        Meetings and Events

January 22: 

 Speaker: TBA
 
Program: 
TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by:
Fantastic Ferns & Linda Bell

February :  

 Community Day at Chapman Field.  Chapman Field is the USDA's large and historic Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (SHRS) located at 13601 Old Cutler Rd. Once a year it is opened to the public for an event now known as Community Day. It is from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

February 26: 

 Speaker: TBA
 Program: TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Jose Lopez & Tom Moore

March 27:    Speaker: TBA
 
Program: 
TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Can't Grow Squash & Wicked Mike's

April :    Spring Plant Sale 
 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
 
10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 
 9:00AM - 4:30PM Daily - Sale is free after paid admission to the Garden.

April 23: 

 Speaker: TBA
 Program: TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Ree Gardens & Rory Antoink

May 26 - 27:

Our Annual Show and Sale 
 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 
 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 9:30AM - 4:30PM Daily - Show is Free after paid admission to the Garden.

May 28: 

 Speaker: TBA
 
Program: 
TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Ralph Hernandez & Bob benaim

June 25:

 Speaker: TBA
 Program: TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: TBA

 

A few pictures from a past meeting.

Waiting for meeting to start Yes, we have refreshments


Raffle Table from Meeting on April 23, 2012
Provided by Phil Iloo & Redland Nursery

Guest Speakers

Delores speaking on scented plants Larry Cox speaking on Orchids