1. 07/05/2024 ECHO North America Regional Impact Center’ssheeprecently received their yearlyshearing! Each spring, weshearoursheepto prepare them for the summer heat. A local professional shearer graciously volunteers his time, and our interns get a chance to try it out as well. Lately, we have been using the...
  2. 16/09/2024 This is a five day, hands-on course that will focus on food forests and garden design. By taking this course you will learn how to design and start a food forest in your own backyard. You will also learn practical ways to design a garden using items such as old tires, milk cartons, and swimming...
  3. 08/07/2024 Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course. Topics and discussions will focus on improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmers in developing...
  4. 12/11/2024 Visit The Conference Website Welcome to the 31st annual ECHO International Agriculture Conference! This event brings together industry leaders, practitioners, researchers, and educators dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. Our...
  5. 19/03/2024 Several weeks ago, we held our annual sugarcane harvest at the North America Regional Impact Center. Many staff and volunteers contributed to make for a successful 2024 harvest. Each year, this process provides interns, staff, and volunteers with the opportunity to learn how to turn raw sugarcane...
  6. Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) is a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Our mission is to conserve and promote the arid-adapted crop diversity of the Southwest in support of sustainable farming and food security.Native Seeds/SEARCH seeks to find, protect and preserve...
  7. 12/03/2024 Hurry and sign up tojoin us for our Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development class at ECHO North America. Classes are April 2-5 for TAD I, if you would like to also join us the following week for TAD II: Syntropical Agroforestry (April 9-12) you can bundle and save! Click the links below...
  8. 05/03/2024 Please join us at ECHO North America during one or both of our upcoming TAD Events. Use the links to find out more information and/or sign up for the events.
  9. 23/01/2024 After some questions came in from ECHO's network, our agriculture technical and seed bank staff have updated our Plant Information Sheet about kayuk (Sauropus androgynus). Katuk is a perennial green that grows well in lowland, warm regions of the subtropics and tropics. Its leaves are high in...
  10. 30/01/2024 ECHO North America is excited to announce this year's 2024 training calendar. Please join us on the global demonstration farm this year as we learn and inspire together. Located in North Fort Myers, Florida, our training center contains 5 acres of sustainable agriculture demonstrations that act...