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August 2011

There was a time when Echo Valley was a concept, spoken about in hopeful phrases, determination and wonder. As we begin our tenth year, the bounty of apples, butterflies, flowers and people remove all doubt that this “experiment” has proven worthy – and the hope, the determination and the wonder continue.

As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I am aware that day changed my understanding of community and was a force in the creation of this farm and learning center. I am aware that it was and remains a wake-up call to many that we can no longer live in intolerance, greed, anger and ignorant beliefs that separate us. I remain in my conviction that peace is possible and must begin within each individual, and I am grateful that we can extend this lovely land to those who share this understanding – or hope to.

I have no doubt that the tide of hatred and intolerance can turn to love and peace. It is my conviction to help in whatever way I can and I am grateful to share this land with like minded people. Our efforts this year to host events promoting Peace First and Ending War have been a great success. The need for peace is resonating with people. The tide is turning.

In the spirit of this understanding, Echo Valley Hope will host the UN International Day of Peace a little early this year. On Sept 11, 2011 we will host the UN Day of Peace and Forgiveness. It is our hope that the seed of forgiveness will find its way to each of us, giving way to hope, to love, and to peace. It is time.

Echo Valley continues to grow. The community sustained farm is thriving and so are her people. If you would like to visit, please let us know. You are always welcome.

Echo Valley Hope, the nonprofit, continues as well – with your support. We still can match over $8,000 – doubling your dollars and making more events and classes possible. Please consider becoming a supporting Friend of Echo Valley Hope. Your contribution of any amount will be greatly appreciated.  

With love, hope, determination and wonder…everything is possible.



WIDENING THE CIRCLE WELCOMES A CALL TO PEACE
Awakening the reality that Peace already exists in the heart of every human being
August 12 & 13


Come to Echo Valley Farm for two days of good music, good food and good company.
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

Hear Rob Danielson of SOUL of the Kickapoo on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. as he discusses "Regional Alternatives to High-Voltage Transmission" as well as other guest speakers on local initiatives.
A Call to Peace: Eduardo Del Signore & Friends
A Call to Peace:
Eduardo Del Signore & Friends

Cost: $10 for one day, $15 for both.  Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Entire ticket price is shared by The Prem Rawat Foundation (for their initiative to help those at risk of starvation due to severe droughts in East Africa) and the Wilton Food Pantry.

Limited lodging is available at Echo Valley Farm (click here for directions to Echo Valley Farm). Click here for other nearby accommodations.
Bring chairs or blankets. No dogs, drugs, or alcohol.

Schedule
  (Click on musician names to listen to music)

Friday:
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vanessa - Singer & Songwriter
4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Roger Wendover - Folk Singer & Songwriter
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Patchouli - Award-Winning Songwriter Julie Patchouli & Master Guitarist Bruce Hecksel
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eduardo Del Signore & Friends - A Call to Peace
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Musicians Jam
 
Patchouli
Patchouli
Jason Moon
Jason Moon
Roger Wendover
Roger Wendover
Vanessa
Vanessa
Saturday:
12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Jason Moon - Folk/Rock Singer and Songwriter
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New Territory - Jazz / Folk
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Galynne & MarkOnDrums - Soulful, Conscious, Sing-a-long Pop
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Getaway Drivers - Edgy, Melodious, Alt-Country-Rock
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Eduardo Del Signore & Friends - A Call to Peace 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Joe & Vicki Price - Independent Music Award Winners: Best Blues CD 2010
 
Joe & Vicki Price
Joe & Vicki Price
Galynne & Markondrums
Galynne &
Markondrums
New Territory
New Territory
The Getaway Drivers
The Getaway Drivers



INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE & FORGIVENESS
September 11

Concert and prayer in celebration of International Day of Peace at Echo Valley Farm.
Enjoy the
the high energy gypsy music of Fishtank Ensemble and 
singer/songwriter Christine Costanzo.

Watch our events page for more details.

Fishtank Ensemble
Fishtank Ensemble



HARVEST FESTIVAL
October 8
Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr
Concert and celebration of the harvest at Echo Valley Farm.
Click here for directions.  

Hear the amazing sounds of roots musician Charlie Parr
and psychedelic folk noir with Subvocal.

Watch our events page for more details.


BECOME A FRIEND OF ECHO VALLEY HOPE

You can help ensure the efforts toward sustainable living and peace continue.
Echo Valley Hope, Inc. has a little over $8,000 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 here,
or donate on Facebook here.

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