Membership is open to individuals over the age of 18 and costs $20 a year, which covers everyone in the member’s household.

Download a membership application here: Tampa Bay Chapter Rare Fruit Council International Membership Application.

Members receive the following benefits:

The monthly newsletter

The opportunity to learn up-to-date information about growing exotic plants (varieties that grow best in this area, with the best flavor, and the plant irrigation, light, and fertilizer needs) from horticultural professionals, to participate in hands-on workshops, and to exchange ideas with fellow RFCI members.

Access to the “Seed Table.” With the quality and rarity of the seeds offered, a member could easily recoup the membership fee at a single RFCI meeting.

To receive raffle tickets in exchange for food brought for the buffet table or plants for the plant raffle . . . and take home NEW plants for their gardens when their raffle ticket numbers are called.

The opportunity to work at the RFCI booth at the USF plant sales in April and October and earn the opportunity to purchase plants at a substantial discount.