May 08, 2017 13:00 - May 12, 2017 14:12
ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO

ECHO offers over 350 varieties in its Florida seed bank requiring diverse approaches to growing, processing, and storing seeds. This five-day course will begin in ECHO’s seed production plots to help participants better understand how crops are managed and harvested. Techniques related to both wet and dry processing of seeds will be practiced, as well as, essential tasks such as germination testing. Long-term seed storage approaches including vacuum sealing and cold storage will be explored, emphasis will be placed on seed saving technologies and approaches for challenging tropical locations.

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Register Before:

May 01, 2017 14:12

Event Contact:

Renee Gill (

Phone: 239-567-3328


ECHO Global Farm

17391 Durrance Road North Fort Myers, Florida 33917 USA


All course material is presented in English.

No interpretation is provided.


Registration Fee: $500.00

Registration fees include:

  • Week-long course
  • Meals (Monday evening through Friday evening).
  • Housing 
  • You can arrive on May 8th in the morning and leave on May 12
  • Housing Friday night- for additional fee

Registration does not include:

  • Transportation to or from the Airport/bus station

Payment Options

Payment must be made online, within two weeks of registering, using a valid credit card.


Lodging is provided on campus.

  • ECHO is a working farm, and lodging options include dormitory style.
  • If you are a couple, ECHO will try to accomodate housing, but depending on course numbers, it may be necessary to house based on gender.


Students may start arriving on May 8th and must check out on Friday May 12th- unless additional night of housing is purchased.


Registration fees include all meals for Monday night - Friday night.  

At this time we are not always able to accommodate those with special dietary needs or food allergies. (Those with special dietary needs will need to plan accordingly, please indicate your allergies on your registration form.)

Additional Opportunities

Florida resident? - please contact for discounted rates

Attended a previous ECHO Florida Training? - please contact for your discount

Groups of 3 or more will recieve 20% discount.

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy - ECHO Classes 

Payment for ECHO classes is required at the time of registration. Due to the nature of the class, we require at least 2-weeks notice of cancellation to receive a full refund of your fees. If less than 2-weeks notice is given a refund will not be issued. 

These courses are interest-driven, therefore we reserve the right to cancel an course due to lack of interest.  Should a cancellation be necessary, we will do so two weeks before the first day of class.

Suggested items to pack:

It is always a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater. As there will be time built in for being on the farm and possibly working with our interns, bring a set of clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle and insect repellent would be good to include in your luggage. It may also be helpful to bring a flashlight to use in walking around campus after dark.