Sharing Our Common
These days are rich with wonder as the goats are having babies, the
sheep romp happily through the open fields awaiting their turn to lamb,
the fireflies keep us awake at night in wonder, and the gardens grow.
The WWOOFers who are passing through
have been delightful in their appreciation and in their help, and our
effort to learn and network with others in sustainability and peace is
yielding a wonderful network of amazing people and communities. Our
commitment towards Peace First and Ending War
continues, and we hope you are enjoying the events
and commentaries provided.
WITH GRACE LEE BOGGS
Hear our inspiring SKYPE call with
author and intentional human being, Grace Lee Boggs. Grace spoke to us
during our recent Gathering for Peace about creating community and the
human evolution towards sustainable peace. Soon to be 96, her
exuberance for living is infectious. Happy Birthday, Grace.
You can learn about the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture
Community Leadership and purchase Garce Lee Boggs's book, The Next American Revolution, at www.boggscenter.org.
COBBING & OPEN JAM
July 1 - 4
On Saturday, July 2
at 6 p.m., enjoy the music of singer / songwriters Christine
Costanzo and Vanessa.
We will be spending the weekend cobbing, baking in the new outdoor clay
oven and watching lambs at play. Musicians welcome to come and
jam--bring your instruments!
IS ENOUGH" BENEFIT CONCERT
July 23, 4:00 p.m.
BOX GUITAR CLASS
July 22 - 23
to make your
own cigar box guitar with Roger Wendover of Artisan Guitar Creations in
This is a two day class at Echo Valley Farm:
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m
& Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The suggested donation is $35 and you keep your guitar. Space is
limited, so please reserve yours by calling 608-337-4871.
For more information on cigar box guitars, click here.
...to Prem Rawat and
his wonderful speech to the citizens of Mazara del Vallo, Sicily,
Italy, as they celebrated a Week of Peace and Solidarity. Click here and scroll down the page to
watch the video.
ECHO VALLEY HOPE AT THE MIDWEST RENEWABLE ENERGY FAIR
Thank you to all who
stopped by our booth at the
Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, or attended the talk "Let the
Land Teach You."
A few of the fair highlights:
- WNPJ's hosted discussion about
mining the Penokee Watershed. For more info visit www.savethewatersedge.com.
- Meeting up with local folks trying to
have a say in the proposed Badger-Coulee Transmission Line. Visit S.O.U.L.
of the Kickapoo.
- Learning more about the high price we pay
for coal from an amazing group of people, The
Beehive Design Collective.
- Special thanks to Galynne Goodwill and
MarkOnDrums for their statement of appreciation to Echo Valley Hope
from the main stage and on their wonderful new album.
- Practical and simple sustainable
technologies from Sustain Jefferson.
- Growing Power's Will Allen offered
a fabulous keynote on Community Food Systems.
Here are the
Southern Water Walkers as they passed
through our area on their way to meet up with walkers from the west,
north and east.
It was great to have you visit
and to walk with you. Thank you for the reminder of the importance of
Earth Water Walk and Empty
Glass for Water for more.
BECOME A FRIEND OF ECHO VALLEY HOPE
You can help ensure the efforts toward sustainable living and peace continue.
Echo Valley Hope, Inc. has nearly $10,000 left to match in 2011. No salaries paid and very low overhead allow us to put your donations
towards free classes in sustainability, building community and supporting initiatives of peace.
If you like our hands-on and positive approach and would like to support our efforts, you are most welcome.
Become a Friend of Echo Valley Hope and help the good will to continue.
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,
donate online securely through PayPal
or donate on Facebook here.