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ECHO Field Trip

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Please join us January 31 st for a special tour just for the League of Women Voters, with special demonstrations and tastings.
ECHO’s Global Farm Tour is a fascinating guided, walking tour of the most creative working farm you
have ever experienced. Along the way you will find unique demonstrations, plants, and techniques
useful to farmers and urban gardeners in developing countries and right in your own backyard.
Experience the seven settings of the Global Farm which feature crops, techniques, and animals from
around the world. ECHO is home to one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the United
States. You will learn about underutilized, highly nutritious, food plants that are being re-introduced
around the world in the fight against hunger. One highlight is our Community Garden, which prospers
year round and through weekly harvests donates over 2400 pounds a year, of vegetables and fruits to
local food pantries. You won’t want to miss the demonstrations in our Urban Garden, a perennial
favorite, which features some wacky, yet effective ways to grow crops where there is little or no soil.
More information on ECHO is available on their website.
This event is open to members of the Collier County and Lee Chapters of the League of Women Voters.
There is a fee of $10.50 which will be collected at the event. Exact amount appreciated.
All trip participants will be asked to complete a Safety Agreement.


January 31
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Social Policy Committee


17391 Durrance Road, N
Ft. Myers, FL United States
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NOTE: LWVCC Committee Meetings are for members and their invited guests unless stated otherwise. General Monthly Meetings and Forums are public events.