ECHO Get Into Gardening 2014

  • June 14, 2014 · 9:00 AM

Greetings Permies,

Our friends at ECHO have an amazing event in the works. Details below:

Get into gardening on June 14, 2014 at ECHO's Tropical Fruit Nursery.  From 9 am to 4 pm  this event will feature workshops for both new and experienced gardeners.  All workshops will be offered free of charge.

Educational workshops will focus on ways to grow food in our own backyards using practical/simple gardening techniques and the wide variety of fruit trees and edible plants that grow in Florida’s warm climate.

Take part in free tropical gardening workshops such as Organic Gardening, Fruit Tree Grafting, Summer Vegetable Gardening, Herbs for SW Florida, Container Gardening, Gardening with Earthworm Castings,  Bamboo, and How to “Fertilize Smart”.

The regularly scheduled guided tour of ECHO's Global Demonstration Farm will still be available at 10 am.

“The Tropical Fruit Nursery is a training tool, a living classroom, for students, interns and guests, but it is also a service to the community,” remarks ECHO President/CEO, Stan Doerr. “We hope that through this event the community will be able to provide more affordable foods for their families, even from their own backyards”.

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  • Jeanie

    I haven't forgotten you all. I really do miss you all and want to come to a meet up soon. You all are very special people.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Loretta B.

    It is heartwarming to see the surge in permie activity 'down there'! ;-) So nice to meet so many new faces, and to see the 'usual suspects' as well!

    June 15, 2014

  • Krisna

    I loved every moment being there.. Learning and absorbing.

    June 15, 2014

  • Louisa (Anna) T.

    The Echo experience exceeded my expectations. Most helpful was the earth worm culture lecture which was so informative.

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Louisa (Anna) T.

    Really looking forward to going to Echo. Especially interested in their earthworm casting beds which I have heard about. See you there

    June 8, 2014

  • Reef L.

    I've been meaning to join this group for a long time. A visit to ECHO sounds like the perfect way to get started! Is there a schedule of the workshops for that day? Thanks.

    May 28, 2014

  • M!kel

    I went last year and it was awesome

    May 26, 2014

  • Andrei K.

    sounds good

    May 23, 2014

  • Mary G.

    I'll be there. I want to grow most of my plant-based diet in my tiny (with many community restrictions in place) back yard. I eat moringa, katuk and cranberry hibiscus almost every day. My goal is to live as sustainably as possible in every area of my life.

    May 23, 2014

  • andreas

    wow, Echo, yes... count me in

    May 23, 2014

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