From Around the World to Your Backyard, ECHO Provides Assistance to Local Gardeners

Building on Expert Experience, the ECHO Global Farm Provides Resources to Local Community Gardeners

Through the Community Garden Assistance Program, ECHO offers resources such as basic trainings and consultation for local garden projects. 

A unique perspective that ECHO brings to the domestic community gardening is shaped by their work with small-scale farmers in many of the poorest regions of the world.  ECHO seeks to provide an opportunity for practical and affordable ideas to be shared and communicated across the globe and at home.

A brightly colored sign greets visitors to the active community garden located on ECHO’s Global Farm in the Buckingham area of Fort Myers, FL.(photo by: Bianca Ross)

A brightly colored sign greets visitors to the active community garden located on ECHO’s Global Farm in the Buckingham area of Fort Myers, FL.(photo by: Bianca Ross)

Dozens of perennials, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices grow in this relatively small garden space tended by the community garden intern. Like ECHO farmers around the world, she uses techniques to maximize space and work within the environment. (photo by: Bianca Ross)

Dozens of perennials, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices grow in this relatively small garden space tended by the community garden intern. Like ECHO farmers around the world, she uses techniques to maximize space and work within the environment. (photo by: Bianca Ross)

 At one end of the community garden, Bouquet Dill and hot peppers grow in recycled tires. Container gardening is an inexpensive and feasible option in areas with little or no access to arable ground. (photo by: Bianca Ross)

 At one end of the community garden, Bouquet Dill and hot peppers grow in recycled tires. Container gardening is an inexpensive and feasible option in areas with little or no access to arable ground. (photo by: Bianca Ross)

Tomatoes ripen on this 84 degree Florida Day. Community gardens are meant to be beneficial to those around them, this one provides nuritious food. (Photo By: Bianca Ross)

Tomatoes ripen on this 84 degree Florida Day. Community gardens are meant to be beneficial to those around them, this one provides nuritious food. (Photo By: Bianca Ross)

Community gardens improve neighborhoods. They foster community, promote intergenerational learning, provide supplemental food for individual households, and provide life skills training.(photo by: Bianca Ross)

Community gardens improve neighborhoods. They foster community, promote intergenerational learning, provide supplemental food for individual households, and provide life skills training.(photo by: Bianca Ross)

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