The winter’s wood is
nearly in. The animals have enough hay to see us through.
This is the time we begin to think of spring and new possibilities.
Growing more food, protecting the water, encouraging more of us to live
simply, cooperatively… peacefully.
People aspire to all sorts
of things. Aspiration is
something we are good at. Time to aspire wisely. Turn laments into
positive action. Transform anger and show the world the compassion and
fortitude so desperately needed.
Today, with summer past
and fall waning, let us accept the silence and depth of winter and
prepare for a better day.
Echo Valley welcomes
dreamers, movers and shakers,
and ordinary folk who love life. We have room for people who recognize
the wisdom of ‘one people one planet’ and are ready to roll up their
sleeves to bring back the garden. Come for a day, a week, a month, a
year. You are welcome. For more on these possibilities, see Echo
We are awaiting the new website
which will allow you to buy our herbal salves, teas, and lip balm
online and in time for the holidays – but for now feel free to contact
us with your orders.
Call 608-337-4578 or
email Lauren at laurenwestt
Herbal teas: Tulsi,
Korean Mint, Nettles, or Lemon Balm Salves: Lavender
Calendula, Comfrey, or Plantain Chickweed Lip Balms: Calendula
or Tulsi Calendula
Coming soon: herbal tea
samplers, bulk tea orders, and larger jars of salve!
WILL FIND US
Selected Sundays This
Park's Winter Market (Facebook page) Sundays from
10AM to 1PM,
Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 10, Dec 17
at Myrick Park Center
789 Myrick Park Drive
in La Crosse, WI
November 18 Lady's
Day Out 9AM to 3PM
at Ontario Community Center
on Garden Street in Ontario, WI
December 1 & 2 Blessed
Sacrament Holiday Market (website) 9AM to 5PM
at Blessed Sacrament
2116 Hollister Avenue in Madison, WI
December 3 Aldo
Leopold Holiday Bazaar (Facebook page) 9AM to 2PM
at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Drive
in Monona, WI
Christopher Langguth, an
WWOOF-USA, came by and made this little video of our efforts.
Thanks to WWOOF for sharing this and for helping people find one
another. We are open to WWOOFers year-round and enjoy cultural
for more information.
This "Consider This" is Dena's two-minute radio
sustainable issues and offering possibilities not commonly shared. You
can listen live at WDRT 91.9
FM every Thursday at 5:28PM CST or stream
it on the web.
Activism A New
Third Weekend of Every Month
at Echo Valley Farm in Ontario, WI
On the third weekend of
every month, Echo Valley Hope welcomes everyone to a discussion about
activism, the importance of nonviolence, and the need for all people to
consider our complicity in the current state of affairs. We will offer
one another possible strategies, courage, and the determination to stay
the course. This month we will be focusing on cooperatives: what they
are and how they can benefit the community. Look at A
New Activism for updates and details.
To accept the
Path of Peace one has to dedicate their life to Non-violence. This task
is almost impossible but it can be done. Now when your life is coming
to an end, you can say, "I did my best, my very best."
Echo Valley Hope champions people and organizations who love and honor
the Earth and strive for peace. Those who recognize that the sun and
the wind can supply our energy; that gardens sown by loving hands can
yield all that we need; and that water is life.
Your secure PayPal
donations help with costs and keep us going. Thank you to all
who are supporting our work.
In Beauty may I walk.
All day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons may I walk
With Beauty before me, behind me, above me,
All around me, may I walk
It is finished in Beauty.
It is finished in Beauty.
- Navajo Prayer