Welcome to the Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Qld Inc.
Our club promotes the growing and use of rare, unusual, and common types of fruit trees, bush food, and vegetables. This website contains information about the club, such as how to join, as well as lots of information about many of the plants we promote. Enjoy!

Guest Speaker 10th April 2014 - Murray and Raewyn Roach on their European WWOOF adventure

Murray Roach and his wife Raewyn spent 6 months in Europe last year WWOOFING their way around. Their travels were made easier with their own vehicle which they bought over there and are keeping for the next trip!  They shipped over all their farm/work gear before they left. Starting in Portugal then to a bio vegetable farm in southern France then 3 different farms in Italy. They worked 15 weeks in total and the balance in sightseeing. Murray is a product from Marlborough Boys College in New Zealand with a farming background.

Field Trip 5th April 2014 - Peter Sauer's Longan Farm

Field Trip to Peter Sauer's Longan Farm Saturday 5th April 9.30am. Address: Elimbah. North Coast UBD Map 136 Ref: A8/9  Entrance is on Beerburrum Rd. Peter is going to put a sign out the front with Longans on it. If you go to Beerburrum, head south after the town.

Guest Speaker for 13th February 2014 Meeting - Arno King - Vegetables that grow on trees and shrubs

Arno is a registered Landscape Architect, registered Horticulturist and Urban Designer based in Brisbane. He works on a varied range of projects including designing home gardens, parks, reserves and streetscapes; developing horticultural and landscape curriculums and acting as an expert witness. His work takes him throughout Queensland, interstate and overseas.  Arno has been a member of our fruit club for many years. Arno will be speaking about vegetables that grow on trees and shrubs.


Guest Speakers for 12th December 2013 Meeting

Shelley Gage on her visit to South America

Shelley would like to share some experiences she had during her two trips to Brasil in 2010 and 2011. She was privileged to meet and later stay as the guest of Harri Lorenzi who has written a number of botanical books including “Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics”. Her observations are mainly from eastern states - Sao Paulo & Rio de Janiero.

Field Trip Saturday 16th November 2013 - Mark Mammino's property

Mark has been a small crop hobby farmer with over 35 years of farming experience and has a vast knowledge of chemistry in relation to plant nutrition. The following vegetables will be under cultivation for you to review and ask Mark questions: Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Capsicums, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Eggplant. He also has various fruit trees and other plants - approximately 90 in total for you to look over. 10am morning tea 10.30 farm talk. Bring a chair and wear your name tag. Bring lunch if you'd like to stay on.

Details in the Club newsletter.



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