THERE IS ENOUGH
We live in a time
when far too many of us believe that there is not enough. Yet
everything, including our science and our religions, teach us that
cannot be. We have allowed the concept of scarcity to rule, and in
turn, we live with the ruthless greed and inhuman conditions that it
A few years back I
heard a song that challenged the concept of scarcity. It is called
"There Is Enough." I loved everything about it. I invited the writer
and the band that plays the song to Echo Valley so we could celebrate
the simple truth of what we all know and must now let flourish. I am
thrilled to welcome back the author and the bands to this celebration
again on July 20, and I invite you to challenge the notion of scarcity
in your own life.
Video reposted from January 2011
JULY 20, 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This is the 3rd anniversary of our bluegrass / blues / roots benefit concert
at Echo Valley Farm for local food
Returning to the outdoor amphitheater are three of our favorite bands: The
Tillers, The Getaway Drivers and the
songwriter who penned the song from which this benefit derives its
JULY 11, 13, 14
on Peace, Justice and Sustainability
How do we create
communities of peace, justice and sustainability? A conversation about
what we are doing well in our communities will be facilitated by the
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice's (WNPJ)
outreach team, Liz Bruno, Karma Chavez and Dena Eakles.
We welcome you to
hear about and share what can be and is being done in your area to
create vibrant and flourishing communities. Recommended reading in preparation for this event: The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs.
For locations and times, visit http://www.wnpj.org/.
Concert with Adler and Hearne, 7:00 p.m.
yourself to Adler
and Hearne. This awesome duo will be dropping by Echo Valley
for a yurt concert. Great music. Good feeling. Fabulous snacks.
Free will $10 suggested.
AUGUST 2, 3, 4
West African Drumming
Bond and Fodé Camara of Motherland
Rhythm Community will return to Echo Valley to teach drumming
and bring cultural stories of West Africa. There will be a presentation
on the recent and successful implementation of biosand water filtration
systems by the Benkadi Project and Motherland
Rhythm Community. Always a treat to have our friends here.
To reserve space, call 608-337-4578.
$50 suggested free-will donation to Motherland Rhythm Community.
the Circle: Celebrating Diversity
signature event will be in its eighth year and we are offering a
benefit concert of world music, food and cultures at Echo Valley Farm.
“Our diversity is our strength.”
International Day of Peace
For the fifth year,
we will celebrate the reclamation of peace with people from around the
Come and celebrate and share what you are doing and what can be done
for peace to flourish in ourselves and in the world.
consideration as we prepare, here is a short video of Prem Rawat,
ambassador of peace, discussing what is possible: http://www.tprf.org/en/video-gallery?videoid=5fei-bJudM0.
OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 14
Summit: Our Precious Water
Water is Life. We
must protect and keep the water and our understanding of it. All people
are welcome to come and share their appreciation of water.
Organizations can come and share how they are acting to preserve
This will be a time
to gather strength from one another and to build coalition among us.
Funds surpassing costs of the event will benefit the Bad River Ojibwe's
Defense Fund to Stop the Penokee Mine.
The events of this
weekend are still being formed. You are most welcome to participate in
creating it. Contact denaeakles(at)earthlink.net.
ECHO VALLEY HOPE
We are now more than
half way through 2013, and, as the calendar suggests, Echo Valley Hope
will be engaged in more efforts towards peace and sustainability than
ever before. Thank you to all who are supporting this effort with
monthly or one-time donations. Your continued support is welcomed and
We continue to be an all volunteer organization; you can be sure your
contribution is 100% supporting education towards community building,
sustainable living and peace.
It is not just about monetary support. How can you help? Share our
newsletters, Facebook page and website with friends. The ideas we
champion are welcomed by people everywhere:
Peace is possible.
There is enough.
Live in community.
Let Kindness win.
We are all indigenous.
It is our time.
Help us to get out the news.
Invite friends to visit Echo Valley. Hearing about our efforts is good.
First-hand experience is better. Your help - at whatever level - is
Skilled at social media, PR or web maintenance? We are looking to
expand our reach. Volunteers with skills in these areas are needed.
Contact Dena at 608-337-4871 or denaeakles(at)earthlink.net.
Echo Valley Farm is also welcoming people who are considering living in
community (short or long term) with a focus on sustainability and
peace. Ride shares from Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago are possible.
Call 608-337-4578. Application can be found here.
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