ECHO Global Farm Tours

17391 Durrance Rd.
Fort Myers, FL 33917- Map It
(239) 543-3246

AAA Editor Notes

ECHO Global Farm Tours is off I-75 exit 143, then 1 mi. e. on SR 78, then n. to 17391 Durrance Rd. ECHO, Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization, is a 50-acre farm demonstrating tropical food plants and techniques useful to farmers and urban gardeners in developing countries. The Global Farm is divided into climatic settings that represent tropical lowlands, a rain forest, semi-arid land, hillside farming, a monsoon, and community and urban gardens. The farm is open only by guided tour. The Appropriate Technology Tour demonstrates simple technologies made from local or recycled materials. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Farm or technology tour $12.50; $9 (ages 13-18); $6 (ages 6-12). Combination farm and technology tour $18.75; $13.50 (ages 13-18); $9 (ages 6-12).
Hours: ECHO Global Nursery open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-4. Guided farm tours are given Tues., Fri. and Sat. at 9:30, June-Sept. Technology tours are given Tues., Fri. and Sat. at 11:30, year-round. Tour times may change seasonally; phone ahead to confirm tour schedule. Closed major holidays.