GOING OUT LIKE A LAMB
The sheep are
eagerly awaiting grass and some are overdue for a haircut. The mules
are properly mud bathed and the fowl are claiming their turf. Seeds are
becoming seedlings and the bustle of spring cleaning inside and out is
transforming our wintry tundra to benevolent bliss. Life is happening.
Don't miss a moment of the dance, wherever April finds you.
Today we are happy
to have five WWOOFers. Some are getting the green house up and running,
others are trimming apple branches, and one is working on the
commercial kitchen we hope to open soon. It is a pleasure to welcome
these people and to enjoy community. Laughter, exploration of ideas and
solutions, and the awareness that we are returning to village life is
evident. Everyone is needed, everyone has a part to play. Our Facebook page will be humming with
In our world
community there is a growing awareness of the importance of good and
healthy food and of our connection to the Earth. We are not willing to
simply survive, we want to flourish. From our conversation with the Afghan
Youth Peace Volunteers to our friends
in Detroit to the efforts of Honor
the Earth and Idle No More, we are grateful for
the inspiration and proud to be a part of this ever-increasing
awareness: To the Earth and to one another we are inextricably bound.
Let's make it good.
Worth fighting for...
Read this piece on mining in Wisconsin
from the New York Times.
We will see you at
the April 14th
(at 6:30 p.m.) Wisconsin Conservation Congress
meeting in Viroqua as we share WNPJ's No Open Pit Mining and
Protecting the Public from Silica Sand Resolutions with the citizens' environmental congress.
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS
by Echo Valley Hope
We reserve the
right to cancel.
Please call to confirm attendance: 608.337.4578.
Weaving with Jan
- 5 p.m.
Weavers are welcomed to stay or return for a second day of weaving on
Body Care on a Budget with
Deb Hilt and Lauren West
a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to make affordable, natural, body care products including
toothpowder and lotion. Begin and end the class with invigorating Tai
Celebrating Arbor Day and Earth
Day Every Day
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Planting trees and transplanting upstarts for better growth. After this
very cold winter, there has been a run on wood - let us not forget the
adage: take one, plant six.
Celebrating the Land We Love
26 at the Ontario Community Center in Ontario, Wis.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A family-friendly drop-in event celebrating the beautiful Kickapoo
Valley and how we can protect it.
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, Migizi Advocates for Turtle Island,
Crawford Stewardship Project and Valley
Stewardship Network will share in the day.
Music by Ann Christoffer and Friends and
Mark Heffernan and Friends.
Eness & Friends will play from 6 to 8 p.m.
Local food, local music, local vendors, local fun.
here or call 608-337-4871.
HEART'S FEAST MADISON
Thank you to
everyone who participated in this fundraiser and the two at Echo
Valley. This is our chance to share Echo Valley hospitality and update
old friends and new on our efforts. The events have been lovely. We
look forward to Heart's Feast Milwaukee, May 10, 3 pm. Tony Baez and
Caupolican will be performing. Stay tuned for more details.
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