A not-so-vanilla presentation by Dr. Chambers
flowering vanilla plant

Do you know anyone who has just one orchid? Personally, I know many people who have precisely zero orchids, and, among my friends in the Rare Fruit Council, a great deal of people who care for quite a few. But I can’t think of anyone who owns just one orchid, and Dr. Alan Chambers – the RFCI’s January guest speaker – bets that you can’t either.

Kombucha: More art than science?

On August 14th, 2019 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Rare Fruit Council International, Miami had the pleasure of hosting Counter Culture, a boutique kombucha company headquartered in South Florida. Buster Brown, one of Counter Culture’s founders, along with Laura Sutton represented the brand and shared a great deal of information about fermentation, the health benefits of kombucha, and their philosophy on tropical fruit flavorings. As a home brewer myself, I found the discussion particularly enlightening, and it made me wonder if perhaps making kombucha is more art than science.

August 2019 Members Meeting (RFCI) Miami

Our monthly Rare Fruit Council Int’l. (RFCI), Miami members meeting will be held Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Science Village Classroom next to the Butterfly Exhibit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) in Coral Gables, Florida. BusterBrown will be discussing “Kombucha Fermentation with Tropical Fruits” (Counter Culture, Miami, Florida).