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March 2013

SPRING

In the cold of winter, we yearn for spring. We anticipate her arrival. We ready. We plan and we engage in germinating seeds. We do all that we can in order to support the advent of the growing season and to make the most of the time we are given.

In the same way, those who yearn for peace, those who understand the possibility, prepare.

Members of Echo Valley Hope's Board of Directors and Echo Valley Farm participated in "Time for Peace," a WOPG Peace Initiative held in Miami this past weekend.

The message of Prem Rawat that peace can be felt is fundamental to our efforts. We are committed to the possibility of peace, for each individual and for our world. Come enjoy our efforts, events and celebrations. Your support and help are always welcomed.

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Christian

One WWOOFer's wintery experience of Echo Valley.




NONVIOLENCE, SOCIAL JUSTICE & VISIONARY ACTIVISM: Reclaiming Our Humanity
March 8, 9, 10 at Echo Valley Farm

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. - Aristotle

WNPJ

We live in an age when our ability to transmit communication often overrides the intentions behind communication. When sound bites can build or destroy a movement, an idea, a life. We have been taught and we identify with the concept of might is right and we prepare for battle at every turn.

But what if activism were based in our humanity, rather than ideology? What if we could see beyond “us and them”? What if there is no 99%?


It is incumbent on those who are waging war against human and environmental injustice to stop and consider the positive alternative: waging peace. There is no short cut in this endeavor. Peace begins with me. The first battles must be won within me if I am to bring about the good I seek in the world around me.

With this understanding as our foundation, Echo Valley will offer weekends dedicated to the efforts towards social and environmental justice. Everyone interested in nonviolent change is welcome. Let this be a time to recharge, refocus and reconsider peace. Let it be a time when we can help one another.

The schedules are adaptable. If you have something you would like to share, you are welcome. This is a time for us to align, to dream, to ready for action – and to act.


Come to Echo Valley Farm for the weekend or a day
Friday Early Dinner
Circle of Introductions
14 Minute Video on Reclaiming Our Humanity
Saturday Breakfast
Circle - personal and immediate needs for nonviolent and visionary activism
Lunch
Afternoon Circle - unmasking racism, sexism and more within ourselves
Dinner and Music
Sunday Breakfast
Circle - peace first - expressions of personal commitments, hopes, actions

There is no charge for the event but donations for food and lodging help to sustain our efforts.
We suggest $5 / meal, $35 / night sliding scale.
Donations also accepted for WNPJ and / or the Boggs Center.




TIME OF WOOD
April 26, 27, 28 at Echo Valley Farm

Everything to do with trees, from planting to harvesting, milling and treasured wood crafting at Echo Valley Farm.

Welcome spectacular folk duo Patchouli back to Echo Valley for a concert celebrating possibility!

Patchouli

Your free-will donations will support the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.




MINING UPDATES AND MORE

We continue to support the efforts to keep the Penokees free from mining (Save the Water's Edge), to Save the Hills and the efforts of SOUL to keep old and wasteful energy practices out of our state.
We remain Idle No More.

Please support the efforts of these visionary organizations. Protect the earth and one another.




ECHO VALLEY HOPE is busy with the business of life. So far in 2013, our nonprofit has met with more people, worked with more organizations and acted on more initiatives of peace than in years past. With your help, this promises to be a very good year. Come and co-create. 

Thank you for your participation and financial support.
Every skill is needed and welcomed. Let Kindness Win.

Click on the button above to make a tax-deductible one-time gift or become a monthly supporter. Your donation of any size helps advance sustainable living and promotes initiatives of peace.

To make a tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651


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