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  1. Key Resource 2000-01-21 ECHO is frequently asked, by groups or individuals from North America, to suggest vegetable seeds to take with them on short trips overseas. Often the group is a “work team” that is being sent by a church. Someone with the group they are going to visit has asked them to bring vegetable seeds. Or...  
  2. Key Resource 1990-08-01 A clear, nontechnical explanation of how plants work, and our bestselling book. It succeeds in explaining the complex processes of plant growth, functions, adaptation, responses, and reproduction in simple language. As the author intended, the gardener can come to understand a plant "from the...  
  3. SW Florida’s hot, humid summers have a lot in common with rainforest conditions, minus the shade of tall trees and of course with less total rainfall and not quite as high humidity. So it is not surprising that some of the standard vegetables in ECHO’s summer gardens originated in tropical...  
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  5. 1983-06-19 I first read of this method of gardening in Organic Gardening magazine where it was referred to as permanent mulch gardening. My reaction was that there must be something wrong with anything so easy or everyone would be using it. But our garden has performed so exceptionally well with so little...  
  6. Presented at the ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2015 This talk will focus on the positive results we have obtained and hope to further achieve by using Conservation Agriculture (CA), as well as the main barriers and challenges faced in implementing CA in differing contexts. We will...  
  7. 2016-11-16 Through generous support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, ECHO completed a five-year (2010-2015) research project in Limpopo Province of South Africa. The central question addressed was “How can smallscale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa continue to produce food with limited resources for...  
  8. 2015-11-17 This workshop will give participants an opportunity to learn more from a evaluation done six years after finishing a 10-year promotion of amaranth initiative that World Renew spearheaded in East Africa through their partnerships, especially in Kenya and Uganda. It will go over the scope, purpose,...  
  9. 2016-11-15 Knowing how farm communities are doing, and how a community development project is impacting farm families is critical to community and project success. This workshop will discuss evaluation strategies and share practical lessons learned on conducting effective evaluations.  
  10. It is the purpose of this paper first of all to discuss from a theoretical standpoint a system of raised bed gardening that may be appropriate for use within the Amazon basin. Following this there is a discussion of the lessons learned as this system was employed.