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ECHO Global Farm Tours

17391 Durrance Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917-2212
+1 239-543-3246
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Very interesting place-humanity helping humanity.

We recently had a tour here and found it informative & educational. Led by Russ Luther, we visited... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda P
Learning day

What a wonderful experience, we learned about farming & sustainability in gardening around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eileen G
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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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17391 Durrance Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917-2212
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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

Thank Eileen G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 22 December 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

Thank kathiev_13
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Danielle F, Public Relations Manager at ECHO Global Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 22 December 2017

They certainly know what you're talking about at ECHO wide variety of plants for a great cause ECHO is an information hub for development practitioners around the world. We gather solutions from around the world that are solving hunger problems and disseminate them to our...More

Thank J P
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We were visiting in the area and saw the sign for this place and are so glad we stopped. We love gardening and plants and this place is awesome! The Echo organization helps teach people to grow their own food. There is a shop and...More

Thank Donna J
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Let me start with I have been coming here for years and I have always super enjoyed coming here, except today. Today we came for the AT tour (alternative technology I think). The guide constantly read from a scrip, and was in a hurry to...More

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Danielle F, Public Relations Manager at ECHO Global Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hi Riprocheleau, Thanks for your feedback. We never want to disappoint our guests, so we greatly appreciate your feedback! Truly. We will work both with the docents and with the exhibits to improve the tour experience. Your insights are right on.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

this is a great tour with wonderful people who are passionate about their work of developing and teaching technologies to feed people around the world. What's not to love? Things are arranged to give you ideas on agriculture and appropriate technologies even for water supply.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This tour is worth the time you spend taking it. Echo education helps all of us especially children . They must learn that we need sustainable resources. Its so different from all the artificial themes that are offered for vacation activities The info was well...More

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scooterdp
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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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