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,
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.
WWOOFer's wintery experience of Echo Valley.
NONVIOLENCE, SOCIAL JUSTICE &
VISIONARY ACTIVISM: Reclaiming Our Humanity
March 8, 9, 10 at Echo Valley Farm
whole is greater than the sum of its parts. - Aristotle
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.
to Echo Valley Farm
for the weekend or a day
Minute Video on Reclaiming Our Humanity
- personal and immediate needs for nonviolent and visionary activism
Circle - unmasking racism, sexism and more within ourselves
- peace first - expressions of personal commitments, hopes, actions
There is no
for the event but donations for food and lodging help to sustain our
We suggest $5 / meal, $35 / night sliding scale.
Donations also accepted for WNPJ
and / or the
TIME OF WOOD
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!
donations will support the Kickapoo
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
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.
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