Published: Mar 08, 2012 4:19 PM EST
Updated: Mar 08, 2012 5:11 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  - ECHO Global Farm is preparing for its annual "open house" day.  You'll find demonstrations, tours, activities, and workshops at Farm Day 2012 coming up Saturday, March 17th.  The non-profit working farm works to understand and develop new techniques to help farmers and urban growers in developing countries around the world.

Seven "regional" settings at ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) show these techniques put into action under varying weather, soil, and landscape conditions.  They practice hillside farming, rooftop gardening, as well as farming in rainforest and monsoon regions.  ECHO interns can then take the skills they learn on the farm, and carry out the mission in other countries. 

Farm Day offers you a chance to see the farm in action, make your own peanut butter, grind up sugar cane and taste the juice, as well as other demonstrations throughout the day.

Farm Day runs 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday March 17, 2012

Admission:

$5.00 for adults in advance

$7.00 day of the event

Children under 10 are free

For more information on Farm Day or on ECHO in general, go to echonet.org