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October 2012

Never Stop Dreaming

The harvest has come, and even as we find ourselves gleaning the fields and preparing for winter, spring dances in us. Preparing new ground for more gardens and moving towards organic certification are among the new dreams. With the advent of the drought we have found new ways to conserve water and plant to reduce the stress on the plants. In the spring we will continue, despite what Mother Nature hands us. There is a courage required to live on the land, and, if we have the eyes to see, a confidence that everything we need is at hand. 

Our dreams include new buildings and an invitation for more people to become part of this farming collective. The solar is in place and will begin to supply our electricity within the week. And in case you want a little bit of our heaven, we are selling wonderful compost for your gardens, compliments of our sheep. 

The dream that perseveres, the dream of peace, is flourishing at Echo Valley. It remains the cornerstone of all we do. Without a doubt this is our time, the time for peace people to come together and raise the voice of peace. In whatever ways we can, in whatever ways that are dear to us, it is time to stand firm and resolute for peace. We are honored to share this dream with people throughout the world. In all of our differences, we share this passion. We will keep this dream alive -- and as always, you are welcome.




HARVEST FEST
October 6, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come and celebrate with us in Echo Valley's yurt.

Welcome Iowa blues duo Joe & Vicki Price and Madison Area Music Award-winning Subvocal back to Echo Valley.
Click here
for more information.

Joe & Vicki Price Subvocal
Joe & Vicki Price  Subvocal 

Bring chairs or blankets. Please, no dogs, drugs, or alcohol.
Food will be available for purchase.




EXPLORING AND EXPANDING INSIGHT WITH INNER SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL NOHO
October 5, 6, 7, 8 & 19, 20, 21


Echo Valley Farm welcomes you to photography workshops by professional photographer Michael Noho.

You may attend any or all days of inspiration, discovery & creativity. Click here for more information.

All abilities and any camera welcome--even cell phone cameras.
Children over 10 years of age and all adults invited to attend.

Payment for the playshop is voluntary.
Contact us
to reserve your space.

Lodging & meals available. Call 608.337.4578.
Suggested contribution for lodging is $35 per person per day and $5 per meal.




BLUES FOR SOUL
October 13, 7 - 11 p.m.

SOUL of the Kickapoo and Echo Valley invite you to a fundraiser
at the Cashton Community Center
to launch the Wisconsin Energy Awareness Initiative.

Enjoy food, a silent auction, a raffle and music by the Bad Axe Blues Band.

SOUL Fundraiser




WORLD FOOD DAY
October 16


World Food Day is a day of collective action against hunger. Mobilize your family, friends and community this October 16th. When each of us does our part we can end the needless suffering of nearly a billion people worldwide.

For more on what you can do, click here




WNPJ's 22nd ANNUAL MEMBER ASSEMBLY
October 27, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Milwaukee Friends Meetinghouse

The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice annual Fall Member Assembly and Awards Reception is open to the public. Come and be part of the discussion and hear presentations by Mr. Pardeep Kaleka of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Peace Action, SOUL of the Kickapoo and Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort. Awards and music begin at 5:00 p.m.

For more information on this event, click here.




ECHO VALLEY'S INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE CELEBRATION

Thanks again to everyone who attended, shared and made this gathering a success. Please enjoy this collage by Michael Noho:

Peace Day Collage




PRACTICE PEACE

Enjoy this brief video by Prem Rawat, made for the Nordic Peace Conference on August 18th, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. 




ECHO VALLEY HOPE
Let Kindness Win


It is time to raise the voice of peace and it is time for self sufficiency in food and energy production. It is time for healthy communities and for helping one another.

Echo Valley Hope is part of a revolution of understanding and good will that is emerging. We are networking with creative organizations and individuals holding out for the best for everyone. Your support is needed to help fund our educational programs, peace gatherings and our financial aid to like-minded organizations and causes.

Your support is also a signal to those who say peace is not possible that it is time to think again.

If everyone reading this would contribute $10, we could breeze through the rest of the year and have money to begin again in 2013, doing what we do -- raising awareness of sustainable living, food sovereignty, green building and energy independence -- plus what we love -- raising the voice of peace.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please consider one of the following:

  • Send a check or money order to
    Echo Valley Hope, Inc., E 14604 County Rd. F, Ontario WI 54651
  • Donate through Causes.org here
  • Donate online securely through PayPal here or
  • Donate on Facebook here.

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