In 2013, Echo Valley
Hope will celebrate life.
Recognizing we are one People, one Earth, we welcome diversity and the
ability to learn from one another. We hold to the promise of Peace and
we strive for its awakening in every heart. We recognize that the Earth
all her creatures deserve the right to live with dignity and it is the
human hand which must extend kindness to make it so.
Wishing you joy and wonder and the best of New Years!
ECHO VALLLEY HOPE EVENTS
Events at Echo Valley Farm
We welcome our
friends to the party,
including those we have not yet met.
Details on each event will be available on Echo Valley Hope's website
as we know them.
18, 19, 20 - Celebrating
Music, great food and good conversation
as we consider the implications of Martin Luther King’s words, “Our
goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a
qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our
15, 16, 17, 18 - Garden
Seed exchange, garden designs, water
considerations, shared tips, good food and music.
8, 9, 10 - Nonviolence,
Social Justice and Visionary
Good food, conversation and music.
We urge participants to read Grace Lee Boggs’ The Next American Revolution.
26, 27, 28 - Time
Everything to do with trees, from planting to harvesting, milling and treasured wood crafting.
May 17, 18, 19 - West African Drumming with Helen Bond and Fode Camara of Motherland Rhythm Community
Once again we will celebrate community, rhythm and peace with old friends.
14, 15, 16 - Peacemaking
Partnering with local peace organizations to build a strong coalition and to make the voice of peace grow.
19, 20, 21 - There
is Enough, the 3rd anniversary of this bluegrass / blues / roots benefit concert for local food pantries.
The Tillers have agreed to return for this event! Herb walks, foraging skills, great food!
9, 10, 11 -
Widening the Circle: Celebrating Diversity
signature event will be in its eighth year and we are offering a
concert of world music, food and cultures. “Our diversity is our
21 - Echo Valley's Celebration
of International Day of Peace
will, for the fifth year, celebrate the growing movement and the
reclamation of peace with people from around the world.
11, 12, 13, 14 -
Environmental Summit: Our Precious Water
gathering will have an educational and political component as well as a
remembrance and a prayer for the water from our indigenous roots.
29, 30 - Giving
Our harvest celebration and our thank you to the Earth, our friends and each other. Great food and music.
21 - Festival
A Celebration of personal peace, clarity and
9, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
hosts an open house for people affected by the proposed high
transmission line route and to everyone interested in single home solar
installations and community generated local energy.
friends and family to be part of a
discussion of energy efficiency and a tour of solar energy-producing
systems, along with great snacks. Have your questions answered about
grid-tied systems, cost considerations and recent legislative actions.
by Jan Kenyon
2 MILLION FRIENDS FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN
AND AROUND THE WORLD
Human Rights Day, December
Million Friends is calling on the people of the
world to help find two million friends for peace, in remembrance of
of the two million Afghan victims of 40 years of war and destruction in
Afghanistan. Two million friends to tell our respective governments,
"Enough! We wish to live without war."
On December 10,
2012, International Human Rights Day, 2
Million Friends will present a petition to the UN calling
for an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan, leading to
direct, substantial talks to end the war, end the government
corruption and begin to advocate for the welfare of the
majority of the Afghan people who have suffered for too
You may sign the
MEETING OF LEGISLATORS AND PUBLIC ON HIGH
11, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Wisconsin's State Capitol in Madison
The meeting is in
recognition of the more than 90 municipalities and thousands of
ratepayers who have petitioned the state requesting comprehensive
energy planning, greater pubic participation and locally distributed
generation of energy. Everyone concerned about Wisconsin's energy
future is encouraged to attend. An open floor discussion from 3:00-5:00
p.m. will follow the legislative meeting. Please contact your state
representatives and encourage their attendance.
Round trip bus for
Madison Meeting leaving from Cashton, Ontario, Hillsboro, Elroy,
Mauston and Wisconsin Dells, $12 / seat.
WINTER CELEBRATION AND OPEN JAM
21 & 22 at Echo Valley Farm
Come to Echo Valley for the day or the weekend of drumming, music, good
conversation and good food.
The educational and
charitable 501(c)3 Echo Valley Hope needs your support.
Please support the
voice of sustainable living and peace that you have come to rely on. We
cannot do it without you.
To make a tax-deductible donation, please consider one of the
Your donation of any amount is always welcomed.
us to go into the new year confident that we can deliver on our promise
to you: an uncompromising effort towards peace for the Earth and her
- 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
- Donate on Facebook here.