Knowing spring will
come guides the gardener through the end of a harsh winter. On sunny
days you can feel it coming. For the impatient and energetic among us,
seeds can be readied indoors long before the melt.
plants gives way to hope and before you know it, it is time to play in
Winter unhand us, we
are dreaming of spring.
Come and dream with
us, sharing seeds and swapping garden tips.
1, Garden Dreaming and Seed Sharing
Free event with Rueben Yoder of Ross Seeds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious lunch for a suggested contribution of $5.
And if you cannot
make it, here is a short on how and why to save seeds: Click here for slideshow.
WOMEN'S RESOURCE FAIR
March 14 and
Lake Geneva, Wis.
Saturday at noon,
come and hear Walk the
Earth Dearly, a talk by Dena Eakles.
Growing food and
protecting our water are essential to every community and each of us
can play a part in honoring the Earth in this way. Celebrate our
Click here for more
on the Women's Resource Fair.
RISING ABOVE PRIVILEGE
Privilege: a special
advantage, immunity, permission, right or benefit granted to or enjoyed
by an individual class or caste...to the exclusion or detriment of
We have inherited a
system of privilege which is not, nor ever has been, a true reflection
of our humanity. Our privilege is to be alive and to enjoy the fruits
of the earth, fresh air and clean water, and to enjoy the earth's
beauty and the uniqueness of one other.
It is not our right to
abuse these privileges with greed, destruction of the earth or her
people nor the degradation of life in any way. In celebrating our
humanity the false systems of privilege will decline and disappear.
To those who
struggle to overcome the injustice of false privilege:
Do not give up. Remember who you are.
15th White Privilege Conference
March 26 - 29, 2014 in Madison Wis.
for more information.
There are two ways of spreading light: to
be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Darkness cannot drive out
darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love
can do that.
Luther King, Jr.
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS
by Echo Valley Hope
We reserve the
right to cancel.
Please call to confirm attendance: 608.337.4578.
Fundamentals of Tai Chi
7 and 14
- 11:15 a.m. at Ontario Public Library in Ontario, Wis.
All abilities welcome.
Contact Deb for more information at 608.337.4578.
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spend the day baking bread and practicing tai chi.
Please visit the classes page for more information.
2 and 22 at Echo Valley Farm
March 29 at Goodman Community Center in
Enjoy a fabulous dinner and share in our collaboration of 2014 events
to advance peace and sustainable living.
Your $25 donation is tax deductible.
Please click here for more information.
Land+Water+Seed = Food
14 and 15
Two of our leading
advocates for the environment come together to host this event in
Baraboo, Wis.: Family Farm Defenders and Midwest
information, visit http://familyfarmers.org/ or
contact John Peck at 608.260.0900.
the Land We Love
26 at the Ontario Community Center
drop-in event celebrating the beautiful Kickapoo Valley and how we can
In the spirit of
Earth and Arbor Days Echo Valley Hope will host an
event to highlight the ongoing efforts to protect our watersheds, our
ecosystems, our farming and energy generation. SOUL
and Migizi Advocates for Turtle Island
will share in the day. All environmental organizations are
Music by Ann
Christoffer and Tor Eness & Friends.
For more information, click here
or call 608-337-4871.
ECHO VALLEY HOPE
sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.
all-volunteer 501(c)3 educational and charitable organization working
to raise the voice
of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and
respecting the Earth.
champion are welcomed by people everywhere. Our classes and events
foster individuals and community. Peace is possible. It is our time.
you to all who
our efforts. Your help is
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.
tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651