What we're about

We are gardeners with a passion for growing all kinds of tropical fruit and sharing our knowledge, our fruit, and our plants. There's an amazing variety of fantastic tasting tropical fruit. Have you ever tried an atemoya? A nispero? Mango, lychee, papaya, avocado, longan, sugar apple, pomegranate, and citrus galore - the list goes on and on....... they can all be grown right here in Sarasota. Don't have a yard? No problem. There are many tropical fruits suitable for container growing on your patio. This group is for anyone who has an interest in learning more about growing rare fruit, from beginner to expert. All are welcome! Bienvenido!

It is necessary that we reimburse our speakers for their travel expenses. Because of this ongoing expense associated with having high quality talks, we would greatly appreciate a donation of $5 for each talk you choose to attend. However if you like what you hear and like saving money, we recommend you join our club - our annual dues are only $10 per person or $20 per couple/family. Life membership is $100 per person. Hope to see you at our next meeting. If you are a full time student under the age of 21, we can waive this request with proper ID.

We meet at the Sarasota Garden Club building, located at 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, adjacent to the Hyatt Hotel. This is also next to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. Seeyathere!

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Geology and Gardening - Why 12 Months of Fruit Is A Better Goal Than You Know

January's talk is going to be fun and entertaining, yet a bit far from our typical talks that focus on one or two fruits. Will Wright, a retired geologist, will be discussing reasons why having a garden that bears fruit or vegetables all year long is a better idea than you thought! Using example fruits for each month of the year, Will is going to discuss 12 different geological events that could cause moderate to extreme disruptions to your food supply. Megatsunamis, super volcanoes, Carrington Events, these rare but repeating events, along with many others, will be discussed and the likelihood one may coming to a neighborhood near you soon. Climate change? The Milankovitch Cycles guarantee the earth's climate is in a state of continual change. This will be a talk unlike any you have heard before, so see you there!

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