Helping Families. Help Themselves
For more than four decades, ECHO has been equipping and empowering hungry families across the globe. They’ve impacted millions of lives by teaching small-scale, sustainable farming methods so families can provide for themselves and their communities.
The ECHO International Headquarters is located in North Fort Myers, Florida. This campus includes the global farm and research center, reference library, seed bank, tropical fruit nursery, global bookstore, and staff offices. ECHO’s Global Farm Tour is a fascinating guided, walking tour of the most creative working farm you have ever experienced. You will find demonstrations, plants, and techniques useful to farmers and urban gardeners. Experience seven settings of the Global Farm and taste tropical leaves while you explore rain-forest habitats, stop at a simulated rural school and witness urban gardening techniques that allow gardens on rooftops. If this is not enough to entice you, ECHO has one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the United States.
Bonus Tour! Registrants of the ECHO tour will receive a special guided trek through Eckerd College’s Urban Farm with Farm Manager Maggie Jensen on Friday, December 1 from 2–3 p.m.
Departs from Eckerd College gym.Session: 1