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Presented By: Lydia Hofland

Event: Symposium on Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture (2019-02-12)

Session: Lydia will share on propagation techniques, in particular seed and soil bed preparation, methods which enhance success and are used at ECHO Florida in the nursery which provides thousands of fruit trees for sale to the community at large as well as refurbishing the 10 acres of food gardens at the ECHO International Center in North Fort Myers.

Biographical information: Lydia Hofland, the Propagation Manager of ECHO Florida, holds a BA in Community Development from Covenant College. During her undergraduate studies she completed a research internship in Lesotho, Southern Africa, with Growing Nations, an organization focused on conservation agriculture techniques. She first joined ECHO as a Rainforest Intern and returned in 2015 as Propagation Manager after working on several organic farms.