Gardeners of Southwest Florida Message Board › Food for thought
|A former member||
I wanted to post a few local gardens/food forest/farms in the area for those who have yet to hear of them.
------ ECHO ------ sustainability
"A unique attraction for Lee County, ECHO’s Global Farm Tour is a fascinating walking tour of the most creative working farm you have ever experienced."
tours: December through March: tours at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Tue.-Fri. Sat. 10 a.m. & noon.
Tours take approximately 2 hours.
17391 Durrance Road
N. Fort Myers, FL 33917
------ WORDEN FARM ----- organic
"a certified organic family farm in Southwest Florida. Fresh, local, organic produce at farmers markets and through a CSA farm membership."
tours by reservation with small cost
34900 Bermont Road
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
----- FRUIT AND SPICE PARK -----
"The Park's tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world. The Park showcases 150 varieties of mango, 75 varieties of bananas, 70 bamboo varieties, and numerous other exotic edibles."
24801 S.W. 187th Avenue
Homestead Florida 33031
---- FGCU FOOD FOREST -----
"Food Forest is a student-run botanical garden which highlights tropical/subtropical edible species that grow well in South Florida. "
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
----- NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN-----
"Naples Botanical Garden is creating a world class paradise that combines delightful cultivated tropical gardens with beautifully restored natural habitats. "
4820 Bayshore Drive Naples,
Naples FL 34112