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 12th June 2014 – Tony Cooke from Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry

Tony has many years of experience in the pathology of horticultural crops including some that would fall into the ‘rare fruit’ category.  He has been involved in the publication of two books on fruit and vegetable diseases which are reference material for the diagnosis of plant diseases in a wide range of crops.  He has firsthand knowledge of field-based and postharvest pathology as well as research and crop disease diagnostics.  Currently he is involved with an aid project in Pakistan, producing a nursery manual for mango farmers.  Photography is a key area of interest.

Field Trip 31st May 2014 - Roman and Jana Spur - SpurTopia

Field Trip to Roman and Jana Spur residence which is a sustainable microcosm tucked into the heart of the Brisbane central suburbs, Saturday 31st May 9.30am
New Farm UBD Map 19 G16

Have a look at their blog http://spurtopia.blogspot.com.au to see what they do and how they live. There are a number of well established fruit and nut trees on the property and boarding it.

Roman, Jana and Lada look forward to seeing you all.

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.



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