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  1. 2019-04-26 In this issue: Learning about and from local seed systems Germination to Detoxify Jack Bean Techniques to Boost Plants’ Stress Tolerance and Extend Fruit Marketability From ECHO's Seed Bank:Fever Tree Books, Web Sites and Other Resources:Planetary Health Diet Proposal Download EDN 143 Learning...
     
  2. 2017-12-05 Since accepting its first intern in 1981, ECHO has guided the professional development of more than 245 interns. ECHO’s Internship is a paid, 14-month program. It provides an opportunity for professional and personal growth for college graduates pursuing a career in international community...
     
  3. 2018-03-22 Traditional diets included a wide variety of ingredients from myriad wild and domesticated plants. Regional cuisines were shaped by native species in their local environment and by gradually-adopted plants from distant places. The modern global food system and market pressures have reversed this...
     
  4. 2016-10-12 There are manyECHOcommunity members and organizations responding to the damage in the Caribbean caused by Hurricane Matthew.Networking with others involved in therelief effortis important in ensuringall effected communities are covered and that the duplication of effort is minimized. Paul...  
  5. 2016-01-07 Dr. Tim Motisrecently posted afollow up to hisJuly 2015poston ECHO's 2-4-2maize/cowpeatrial. This update presents some of the data that has been collected to date. When the legumes were sampled in July, the above-ground biomass of both weeds and legumes were sampled. Weeds made up less than 3% of...  
  6. 2015-05-19 Mulch is a protective covering of organic material laid over the soil around plants to prevent erosion, retain moisture, and to enrich soil. Paper mulch, made of magazines, boxes and other paper materials, is laid on top of traditional materials such as grass, fruit peels and leaves. This...
     
  7. 2020-04-14 In this issue: Responding in the Case of an Epidemic or Pandemic A Tip of the Hat to the Tippy Tap Promoting Biodiversity on Maize Smallholdings From ECHO's Seed Bank:Fast-Growing Plants for Household Food Supply Echoes from Our Network: 100-fold gardens in Honduras Books, Web Sites, and Other...
     
  8. 2019-09-18 I discovered 100-fold gardens while researching ways to irrigate plants directly in the root zone. I wanted to know how to practically and affordably control some of the variables that influence plant growth, such as water availability and soil fertility. I read about “wicking beds,” which are...
     
  9. 2020-04-08 As I walk the farm with Mr. Tuntun in rural Myanmar, I can’t help but smile as he proudly shows me the biochar he now makes and uses in his potting mix for his fruit tree seedlings. Instead of burning, he now turns his organic waste material from the farm into a valuable resource that can be used...  
  10. 2016-08-23 Clínica Verde is a global healthcare organization that designed and operates a prototype of a sustainably designed health hub in Nicaragua. Through medical services and frequent trainings they are taking a preventive approach to the wellbeing of their patients. Clinical care, nutrition, and...