ECHO Global Farm Tours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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.
North Fort Myers, Florida

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USMCRip
Merrimack, NH1,687 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I have been here quite a few times and have done both the normal farm tour as well as the technical tour and have super enjoyed both.
While a lot is repeated in each visit enough is new that it is very worthwhile.
ECHO is a non denomination Christian organization that teach people world wide ways to increase crops and other ways to increase there quality of life. Participates in there program requires that the “pay it forward”.
Just love their mission.
Written March 10, 2022
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Jean W
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Feb 2020
We took the two hour tour of the ECHO Global Farm. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We all learned a lot about sustainable farming as we toured the various environments studied by ECHO and learned about new nutritious food sources and the mission of ECHO. I would recommend this tour for anyone age 8 and all the way up to retired folks. There is a charge for the tour but not to buy goods, seeds, books in the gift shop.
Written February 18, 2020
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Mike T
Niagara Falls, NY428 contributions
Feb 2020
Went with friends here and signed up for the 2 hour tour. Our guide Dennis was great. The tour is 2 hours but is a nice leisurely stroll. They have a 7 seater golf cart if you have walking difficulties. The gravel and dirt path isn't recommended for strollers etc.
At every 10 feet or so Dennis talked about how they use technology and new ideas to test farming methods that can then be used at their sites in Africa and Asia, where their interns will go to put what they've learned to use.
How do ducks and tilapia help each other to provide food for mankind? How do rabbits help provide food and more? Take the tour and find out.
They also have a gift shop and nursery to take some of these plants home.
I wish we could grow Moringa trees up north! (Find out about these at the Farm!)
Written February 12, 2020
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Nancy P
2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
Took the 2 hour farm tour, and only wish I had the time to take the tour that highlights "Appropriate Technologies". Not only did I get ideas that will help my NC vegetable garden, but I learned a lot about hunger worldwide and ongoing strategies to battle this. I was accompanied by my 97 yr old mother, and having made arrangements for them to provide their golf cart for her, we both enjoyed the tour. Having many friends who homeschool, I think this would be a great place for any families interested in gardening/agriculture/food needs worldwide. (I agree that it probably would be best for about 8-9 and older.) Those who are thinking of being missionaries in developing countries, or who support those already there will get a lot of great information also. For those just interested in backyard gardens, or gardening with less use of expensive and purchased chemical fertilizers or pest control- this is also for you! And- their nursery and gift shop is a fun place to browse and maybe buy heirloom seeds. So glad I went! If I lived locally, would be a volunteer for sure!
Written February 26, 2021
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Flyfish55
Florida41 contributions
Jun 2014
Inspirational, revelational, spiritual. Proof one person can change the world.
Do yourself a favor, pick up a Seminole pumpkin for your garden. I am getting 30 or more blossoms a day. Talk about gourmet! Stuff these beauties w ricotta and goat cheese and roll them in egg wash then dust w almond flour and Sauter in olive oil. Oh my. Or just toss them in a little olive oil and salt and pepper and toast them in the oven till they caramelize. The pumpkin are great roasted or do e Crudo w a little olive oil, Myers lemon and salt and pepper.
Written June 14, 2014
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AnitaS484
Dunnellon, FL981 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
The tour of ECHO was lead by an enthusiastic volunteer. We learned so much in a short time, it was unbelievable how many things we take for granted here. Great programs for people who don't have a Super Walmart at their disposal. The gift shop is very good as well as the garden shop. We've bought many plants here before and they are always hearty and healthy.
Written April 25, 2013
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HeyRayCa
Toronto112 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
We were visiting Naples, FL for the week, and were lucky enough to hear about this tour. The Echo Farm is a very interesting place to visit - they showed us many ways that they are educating people around the world in how to farm in a more sustainable manner in tropical/sub tropical climates. We came away from the visit with a lot of ideas on how to better garden in our own yards, as well as how important it is to support these types of efforts worldwide. Next time, I hope to be go on the tour of the appropriate technology area of the farm as well. Definitely worth the $10 fee to tour.
Written August 1, 2012
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george4880
Bradford, NY158 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
A very interesting walk through the farm, showing how we can train and educate third world countries how to grow sustaining food sources. They distribute seeds and cuttings to many groups world wide to aid the poor countries. Plan almost two hours for your visit. There is a book store and nursery also, but closed when we visited. $10 per person and they do try to recruit volunteers and donors. They do not have any government assistance.
Written March 30, 2014
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sue m
Boston, MA41 contributions
A 90- minute tour of various types if gardening- specific to climate, terrain, space and materials at hand. The goal? To help the poor and hungry feed themselves and their communities, with earning a living as a bonus. Sample the Miracle fruit- it makes the most sour food taste sweet! Great gift shop and nursery.
Written March 9, 2013
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Iliana M
Fort Myers, Florida, United States1 contribution
Oct 2012 • Family
Our family owns a little farm in North Fort Myers and we get our seeds for planting from ECHO farm. It never ceases to amaze me how much we learn when we go there. They're always ready to explain how and where to plant whatever plant we buy. They hand out leaflets with instructions as well. I love going there and our garden is awesome.
Written October 25, 2012
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