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November Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 25th January 2022 at the Fogolar Furlan Centre, 69 Briar Road, Felixstow, from 7:30pm. This may be subject to change depending on how the Covid situation evolves, so if changes occur they will be reflected on this website, and notified to members via email, asap.

This will be our annual ‘Mini Conference’. The conference is an attempt to tap and share the knowledge and enthusiasm of society members in small group encounters. Your committee believes that there is an enormous amount of invaluable knowledge and experience within society membership and the January meeting is one where we celebrate and share this.

The logistics are very similar or the same as previous years, 3 sessions of 25 minutes, up to 10 groups per session, limited size groups and group leaders who may be expert or may be enthusiast or probably both. If you are keen to present a subject, or would like a particular subject included, please contact one of the committee members.

What we’re about

■ We grow fruits and food plants from the four corners of the globe. They originate from cool-temperate, temperate, subtropical and elevated tropical regions. Records are kept of our successes and failures.

■ We listen to top Guest Speakers at most of our meetings and are presented with the best local knowledge from our more experienced members.

■ We learn to graft, bud and propagate at our workshop sessions and from our library and locally produced fact sheets.

■ We receive a newsletter at each meeting containing articles and experiences supplied by other members. It usually contains an outline of the presentation by the previous guest speaker or a description of a prior field trip or seminar.

■ We participate in field trips to established fruit properties, research stations and other member’s orchards. A sampling of the produce is usually enjoyed.

■ We set up a trading table at nearly every meeting where members may purchase fruit trees, rootstocks, budwood, grafting material and unusual plants, for a modest outlay.

■ We have a large collection of rare and heritage variety fruit trees grown by our members. Our heritage fruit tree orchard at Kanmantoo, established in conjunction with Neutrog Ltd, will provide propagating material for both common and scarce fruit cultivars.

■ During July, we conduct deciduous fruit grafting sessions where rootstocks and budwood are available for purchase and grafting techniques are demonstrated. Members have priority over visitors. Fig and grape cuttings are also available. Full details of times and venues will be available on our web site in the Meetings area prior to July.

■ Due to the difficulty of arranging permits and observing regulations regards sending propagating material interstate, we are unable to do this.

■ Our society is only a club of members, not a commercial nursery, so we do not run a mail order service selling trees of any description.

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Enjoy the benefits of Rare Fruit Society membership

Meet and interact with other passionate Rare Fruit growers from our region

Access to the members section of the website

As a club member, you will receive our newsletter full of articles on fruit growing specific to our region.

Throughout the year, field trips, workshops and events are arranged for our members. These include visiting commercial orchards and research facilities, and our annual grafting days.

Enjoy access to our extensive Library of fruit related books and access our growing Library of subject specific videos.

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