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ECHO Global Farm Tours

17391 Durrance Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917-2212
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Interesting & Informative

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour of a facility devoted to teaching people from Africa, Asia and South... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
SeaWitch00
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Montclair, New Jersey
Educational and Eye Opening

The farm tour was very informational and eye opening. There are extremely simple and effective... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Paul B
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ECHO’s Global Farm Tour is a fascinating walking tour of the most creative working farm you have ever experienced. Taste tropical fruits and leaves as you explore a rain-forest, a semi-arid desert, rooftop gardens and so much more. Visit with our friendly farm animals and discover one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in Florida as you learn about ECHO’s mission to help the poor help themselves.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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17391 Durrance Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917-2212
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour of a facility devoted to teaching people from Africa, Asia and South America to sucessfully grown food under adverse conditions.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The farm tour was very informational and eye opening. There are extremely simple and effective ways to produce crops with everyday recycleable products. There were some innovative ways to amend poor soils with available products. This organization is doing good work teaching people globally how...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I've been to Echo a couple of times and both times have been exceptional...and different. I did not want to go the 2nd time because we had already been, assuming that everything would be the same but it was not. We went with friends so...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

What a wonderful place! Real solutions for world hunger are presented in this informative tour. Our guide was great, showing us the different ecological areas and the way they can be farmed more productively. We saw plants we had only seen in books, and different...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited some friends who recommended we take a tour. As we work in cultural situations where the knowledge would come in handy we decided to take a tour. The staff were very knowledgeable and very open to answering questions. As full time missionaries we...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We recently had a tour here and found it informative & educational. Led by Russ Luther, we visited the various areas of their garden demonstrating how many different kinds of farming there are to serve the world population. Their mission statement and visions are so...More

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience, we learned about farming & sustainability in gardening around the world. Guided tour by knowledgeable volunteer. Tasted variety of edible leaves. Golf cart available if needed, tour takes slightly over an hour. Nice gift shop with proceeds going to mission. Highly...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

There are 2 different tours: The farm tour and the technology tour. Savannah, a college grad intern, was our most informative farm tour guide. She was phenomenal! She showed us how different types of produce is grown, produce that you may buy in the grocery...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Walking through the ECHO Global Farm is a real taste of life in developing countries in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. You are introduced to the challenges people around the world face in growing food under adverse conditions, feeding their families and making enough money to...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

When my brother visits from NH he likes to return to this Farm. We have enjoyed touring the Farm area a few times. And he was anxious to go on the Appropriate Technology tour. We were a bit disappointed as the others on the tour...More

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Danielle F, Public Relations Manager at ECHO Global Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Hi Kathiev! We are working on improving the guest experience for our Appropriate Technology Tour and greatly appreciate your feedback! Thank you so very much!

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They were lower than local retail outlets. In fact, I discovered Echo Global Farm three years ago when I was looking for a mango tree, in particular Malika Mango tree. They were about 40% less than some of nursery. However... More
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Our Book Store and nursery are open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. Our tour times vary throughout the week, so I would encourage you to visit our website and click on take a tour or call for... More
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