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Social Action Event


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Our next South West District event is scheduled for September 15, 2018 at ECHO Global Farm in Fort Myers.  Located near I-75, just minutes from historic downtown Fort Myers, the ECHO Global Farm is one of Southwest Florida's top tourist destinations. As noted on their website, ECHO's Global Farm Tour is:
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“a fascinating guided, walking tour of the most creative working farm you have ever experienced. Along the way you will find unique demonstrations, plants, and techniques useful to farmers and urban gardeners in developing countries. Experience the seven settings of the Global Farm which feature crops, techniques, and animals from around the world. Goats, chickens, ducks, fish and rabbits are all found on our farm; and ECHO is home to one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the United States. You won't want to miss the demonstrations in our Urban Garden, a perennial favorite, which features some wacky, yet effective ways to grow crops where there is little or no soil.”

The tour begins at 10:00 am and will end at noon.  There is a screened area for you to use if you want to bring a lunch or you can visit one of the local restaurants before going home. 

  
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Purpose


United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is
to know God and
to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ;
to develop a creative supportive fellowship;
and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.