Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Long-term MRFC member Wayne Clifton passed away on June 19 after a long illness. Honoring his family’s request, the MRFC has sent a donation to the Tidewell Hospice branch in Ellenton in lieu of
flowers. In next month’s newsletter we plan to feature remembrances of Wayne and his many contributions to the MRFC and to fruit tree horticulture in our region. We ask those who wish
to contribute to send your written appreciation of Wayne to either Pete Robertson  or Darryl McCullough .

Thursday, June 20, 2019

July 2019 meeting - Sean Moore - Green Leaf Worm Farm


Join us Monday, July 8th 2019 at 7 PM Sean Moore - Greem Leaf Worm Farm


Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221


Nine years ago, Sean Moore started Green Leaf Worm Farm in Port Charlotte where he grows tropical worms to make worm castings and worm tea. Much of what he does is education, whether it's through the farmers's markets from Sarasota to Fort Myers, speaking to garden club or traveling all over Florida to plant related events. Sean has helped many of the community gardens  and garden clubs to understand  the value of worms and worm castings in growing healthy plants without chemicals. Many times he has helped set up worm farms for individuals and showed them how to maintain a worm farm. He has also invested in the future by explaining to kids from pre-school to high school how important worms are to a sustainable planet.  

http://www.greenleafwormfarm.com
https://www.facebook.com/GreenLeafWormFarm/

First time visitors are welcome to check out a meeting for free - Family memberships to the club are only $12 annually. You can join at the meeting.This is a great way to meet other growers and learn more about growing and propagating subtropical/tropical fruit trees.

There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased before the presentation.