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
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.
THE CIRCLE WELCOMES A CALL TO PEACE
the reality that Peace already exists in the heart of every human being
Come to Echo
Valley Farm for two days
of good music, good food and good company.
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
A Call to Peace:
Eduardo Del Signore & Friends
$10 for one day, $15 for both. Purchase tickets online
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
lodging is available at Echo
Valley Farm (click
for directions to Echo
Valley Farm). Click here
for other nearby
Bring chairs or blankets. No dogs, drugs,
Schedule (Click on musician names to
listen to music)
|4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Singer & Songwriter
|4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Wendover - Folk Singer & Songwriter
|5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Award-Winning Songwriter Julie Patchouli & Master Guitarist
|7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Del Signore & Friends
- A Call to Peace
|8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
DAY OF PEACE &
BECOME A FRIEND OF ECHO VALLEY
ensure the efforts toward sustainable living and peace continue.
Echo Valley Hope, Inc. has a little over $8,000 left to match
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
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.