ECHO Global Farm Tours

17391 Durrance Rd.
Fort Myers, FL 33917- Map It
(239) 543-3246
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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. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Farm or technology tour $12.50; $10.50 (ages 65+ and college students with ID); $9 (ages 13-18); $6 (ages 6-12). Combination farm and technology tour $18.75.
Hours: ECHO Global Nursery open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-4. Guided farm tours are given Tues., Fri. and Sat. at 9:30. Technology tours are given Tues. and Sat. at 11:30. Tour times may change seasonally; phone ahead to confirm tour schedule. Closed major holidays.