Upcoming Events

Fun activities for gardeners, foodies and families.

Make a day or week out of your visit! Stay close to ECHO with one of our lodging partners.

7 OCT 2023

9am – 3pm

Join us for free workshops and plant sales!

Grafting Demonstration 

Food Forest Design for SW Florida Fall through Spring Gardening for Florida Newcomers  

Building with Bamboo 

Year-round Gardening 

 

22 JUNE & 20 JULY 2024
Back By Popular Demand!! — Join us on June 22nd & July 20th for special tours of the ECHO Global Farm. Tours will be led by certified docents who specialize in sharing ECHO’s mission with kids ages 8 and up.
Families will participate in supplemental activities that teach how all the resources in the world are shared, and what amount of the earth’s surface is usable for food production. Special discussion questions will help you contextualize world poverty and food security in ways your child will understand, making your family a stronger force for good in the world.
 
Space is limited. 
24 JUNE - 29 JUNE 2024

This course is considered an ‘introductory survey course’ and will present a broad overview of many options suited to smallholder agricultural contexts in Asia. 

This 1-week course is designed for development workers, missionaries, and volunteers looking to engage their communities with low-cost, high-impact agricultural ideas and techniques. Participants will be introduced to various agricultural practices and technologies through classroom time and hands-on activities on the farm, learning to ‘use what you have to make what you need.’

 

8 JULY - 12 JULY 2024

This 1-week course is designed for development workers, missionaries, and volunteers looking to engage their communities with low-cost, high-impact agricultural ideas and techniques. Participants will be introduced to various agricultural practices and technologies through classroom time and hands-on activities on the farm, learning to ‘use what you have to make what you need.’

 
19 AUG - 24 AUG 2024

หลักสูตรการอบรมนี้ถูกออกแบบขึ้นเพื่อเป็นประโยชน์ต่อ ผู้ที่ทำงานด้านการพัฒนา มิชชั่นนารี และอาสาสมัคร ที่กำลังมองหาแนวทางในการประยุกต์ใช้ทักษะและเทคนิคด้านการทำการเกษตรที่มีประโยชน์และมีต้นทุนต่ำในการทำงานกับชุมชน ผู้เข้าร่วมอบรมจะได้เรียนรู้และฝึกปฏิบัติเทคนิคการทำการเกษตรที่หลากหลายตลอดการอบรม เรียนรู้ที่จะใช้ประโยชน์จากที่มีตัวเองมีอยู่ให้เกิดประโยชน์สูงสุด

หลักสูตรนี้เปรียบเสมือนกับ หลักสูตรการเริ่มต้นสำรวจ ซึ่งผู้เข้าร่วมอบรมจะได้เรียนรู้ภาพรวมของหัวข้อและเทคนิคในการทำการเกษตรต่างๆที่เหมาะสมกับบริบทของเกษตรกรขนาดเล็กในภูมิภาคเอเชีย

 
19 AUG - 24 AUG 2024

Greetings!..You are cordially invited to join us in this important meeting for learning and sharing best practices of Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies.

We will be sharing best practices promoted by different specialists from across the region. It will be an opportunity to network among those working in East and Southern Africa to alleviate poverty, fight against hunger, and improve food security and the overall livelihood of the people we serve.

We hope you will encourage your colleagues and partners in other organizations to attend, and even to offer presentations. Please share with us any contact person(s), name & email & telephone via email or this presenter form, so that we can welcome them either to present, attend, or send participants. Thank you in advance for your support and contributions. 

We encourage organizations to support participants, especially from Malawi who are working on the frontlines of rural development to combat hunger, poverty, and malnutrition and to raise standards of living. Please refer this opportunity to people you know or send us any contacts or networks whom you think we should invite. We anticipate this to be a very rich event for all involved.

This is a five day, hands-on course that will focus on food forests and garden design. By taking this course you will learn how to design and start a food forest in your own backyard. You will also learn practical ways to design a garden using items such as old tires, milk cartons, and swimming pools to be able to start a garden anywhere.

Attendees should be able to leave the course with knowledge about how to plan and prepare for a food forest or garden and have the tools and ability to start one. This training is also beneficial to missionaries to be able to help individuals in food insecure areas around the world have a foundation to bring nutrition into their lives from their own backyard.

Plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and workshops will provide opportunities for learning with others devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture, clean water, and community development.  Speakers share their agricultural challenges and successes, personal experiences, and transferrable principles for daily improving the lives of millions facing food insecurity. The highlight is networking with like-minded practitioners, researchers, and educators.    The conference is from November 12-14 in Fort Myers, Florida.  

Looking for more information about ECHO’s training events for agricultural missionaries and development workers?