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April 2017

SPRING ARRIVES

Spring Planting
Image credit: Jan Kenyon

With the advent of spring, nature provides a clue into our desire to be fulfilled. It is hard to hold back joy as we explore the life that surrounds us. Very grateful to live in a community that opens its doors to guests. Very grateful to the people who come and enjoy the offerings here. Echo Valley Farm welcomes you to explore the wonder and the beauty of sustainable living.

Swinging
Image credit: Miro Castańeda




PAYING ATTENTION

Wisconsin Conservation Congress
April 10 at 7PM in Each County in the State

Have your voice heard on the rights of nature. There is a public DNR hearing and meeting in each county in Wisconsin. Find more information on the DNR website.




WHERE YOU WILL FIND US: FARMERS MARKETS, FAIRS, AND MORE

Full spread
Felted Case for Glasses
Full spread
Image credit: Nikole Verde

Saturday, April 22
Cashton Annual Spring Craft Show
9AM to 3PM at Cashton Elementary School Gymnasium in Cashton, WI
Check out our baked goods, salves, teas, and fiber arts.

Sunday, April 30
Earth Fair (website)
11AM to 5PM at Myrick Park/Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse, WI
The 9th annual Earth Fair is hosted by Coulee Partners for Sustainability, La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse Area Family YMCA, and the Earth Fair Committee. This free family event will have activities for everyone. 

May 5 through October
Cameron Park Farmers Market (Facebook page)
Fridays from 4 to 8PM at 5th and King Streets in La Crosse, WI
Enjoy local musicians at this weekly market.

May 14 through October
Downtown Dells Market (Facebook page)
Sundays from 9AM to 1PM on the 700 block of South Oak Street in Wisconsin Dells, WI
A weekly farmers' market will begin Sunday, May 14, 2017. 




ECHO VALLEY HOPE UPDATES

Kickapoo Teen Drop In
April 23 from 3 to 6PM at the Ontario Public Library
This week: Mexican Food! We will be making tamales! We will also be making felted beads and buttons and sharing music. Everyone welcome. Free. Visit the Kickapoo Teen Drop In on Facebook for more information.

On May 21 we will have a day hike and picnic at Wildcat Mountain State Park. Details coming soon.

Documentarian Paulette Moore presents "The Spirit of Standing Rock"
June 16 in Viroqua, WI (Location and times TBA)
Paulette Moore will present her film, followed by updates and discussion on Standing Rock. This event is free.

Kahsto'sera'a Paulette Moore is an Artist/Filmmaker in Residence at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. Moore is Kanien'keháka (Mohawk) of mixed Native and British heritage and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Moore spent two decades based in Washington, DC, working as a director, producer, and writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, ABC, and other national and international media outlets.

Paulette Moore presents "To Wisconsin, With Love"
June 17, 11AM to 5PM at Echo Valley Farm
Join documentarian Paulette Moore in a presentation of her film, "To Wisconsin With Love," at Echo Valley Farm. You are welcome to a conversation on what has been learned in environmental justice movements, what are the next steps, and the importance of indigenous media. This event is free. Lunch will be provided for $7.

To Wisconsin with Love from Paulette Moore on Vimeo.

In 2016 Moore collaborated with Northland College students and the north woods community to create a companion film to the mining movie titled "From Wisconsin with Love." This film focuses on the spiritual, economic, physical, and legal aspects of the act of harvest from the perspective of Ojibwe prophecy and practice. 




Echo Valley Hope will continue to post up-to-date information on Facebook, and on our newly redesigned and easy-to-use website. Look for updates on Standing Rock, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Keystone XL, and other nonviolent efforts to halt pipelines, as well as efforts toward environmental justice, sustainability, and peace.

Echo Valley Hope is sharing the work of people who understand that the simple solution is to love and honor the Earth; that the sun and the wind can supply our energy; that fields sown by loving hands can yield the bounty needed for human survival; and that water is life. Find our most recent updates on Earth Loving.

Listen to "Update on Standing Rock: What Happens Now?" on WORT FM's A Public Affair with host Esty Dinur and guests Rebecca Kemble, Dena Eakles, and Kahstosera'a Paulette Moore.

Read about Dena's account of her most recent visit to Standing Rock.

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