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Date(s) - Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fruit & Spice Park


The History, Seed Introduction and Lore of Florida Guava

The monthly meeting of the South Dade Garden Club takes place on the second Thursday of the month at the Fruit & Spice Park community room at 24801 SW 187th Avenue, starting at 7pm.

Local farmer and historian Jorge J. Zaldivar of Guavonia Guava Grove presents The History, Seed Introduction and Lore of Florida Guava.

To early pioneers of South Florida, the guava was a critical crop, providing valuable income and juice for making jellies and other preserved specialties.

Come explore old Miami and South Dade, join Jorge to learn more about his discoveries and how he is keeping these Floridian traditions alive. Mr. Zaldivar is a board member of the South Florida Palm Society (SFPS), The Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) Miami, and a disc jockey known over the air waves as DJ Mamey Disco.

Club leaders continue the tradition of sharing the love and appreciation for the abundant tropical species of South Florida, and the spirit of camaraderie among its members.

As always, members and guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the program. Meetings are free and the public is welcome to attend. Bring a friend.