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November 2010

The success of Echo Valley can be measured by the people who have enjoyed it. 

Watch this slideshow of Echo Valley Hope's Harvest Festival. Photos courtesy of Kasia Sziemasko, Meg Novick, and Shanna McGarry.


A stick was laid down and a question was asked. How do you make the stick smaller without touching it?
The answer: lay a longer stick next to it.

We reckon with a government who cannot stop the momentum of war long enough to take care of her people, corporations who will rape the earth until they find another, and people so stunned by it all they have lost their voice.

The stick that we can lay is a simple one. We still have time, the earth can heal and so can we. The kindness card is not so difficult to play – and it feels good.

Echo Valley Farm and Echo Valley Hope are thriving examples of possibility. So, with great intention and the support of many, we begin the search for land to begin another living center - this time we head south through Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

You can follow our travels at the Farms Link People Blog.

If you have leads on good farm or recreational land, people who might be willing to sell or to share their land with others, or are interested in being a part of creating and sustaining these possibilities, stay in touch. If you are new to our efforts, please check out these websites:

The answer is simple. We stand with all who recognize peace must be first, and that peace must begin within each of us, first.
From that understanding, from that knowing, we live.

December 18, 2010

Galynne & MarkOnDrumsWe look forward to Peace Now, Echo Valley Hope's upcoming event.

We warmly welcome Galynne & MarkOnDrums to play a winter show,
and we will watch Prem Rawat's A Message of Peace.

Check our events page for more details in the next few weeks.


CookiesEcho Valley Farm's bakers are once again selling holiday cookies. Our cookies are made with local butter, organic flour and sugar, and a great deal of love. This year, we have added a gluten-free option.

Visit our cookie page to browse and order.

We have also made felted, home-made soap using our own sheep tallow and wool. These uniquely shaped bars make a wonderful gift for friends, family, and yourself. Email Melody at for more information and to order soap.


To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check or money order to Echo Valley Hope, Inc., E 14604 County Rd. F, Ontario, WI 54651, or donate online securely through our website.

We do not solicit government or corporate support. We rely on like-minded people. We rely on Kindness. Please make your dollars count towards something Good. Be a part of an effort to bring joy and peace to every heart. Thank you for your past support, and let us move forward, together.

Let Kindness win.


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