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The Peace Warrior by Dena Eakles
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MAY 2014


Let us take time with one another. Let us talk and let us dream and let us plant seeds of action for ourselves and for the children. Echo Valley is ready to play. New friends and old will be coming together for gatherings and classes all summer long. Let this be our time for peace, for reconciliation, and for earnest planet, one people. Let's have some fun!

EVF Peacemakers

The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.
- Dalai Lama


You are welcome to the conversation. Celebrate, learn from, break bread with and support one another. Each weekend will be unique. 

What will remain the same? Great food, music and a passion for peace.
Enjoy the entire weekend or come for Saturday only, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Music and dinner after 6 p.m.

May 16 - 18 Food, Water and Shelter: Everyone's Right
June 13 - 15 Human Rights, Human Dignity
July 11 - 13 Peace First, Ending War
August 8 - 10 Widening the Circle: Honor the Earth
September 19 - 21 International Day of Peace
October 10 - 12 Water is Precious


EVF Peacemakers


will speak May 22 in Asheville, North Carolina. 

For more information, click here.

Offered by Echo Valley Hope

We reserve the right to cancel.
Please call to confirm attendance: 608.337.4578.

Weaving with Jan Kenyon
May 3
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Weavers are welcomed to stay or return for a second day of weaving on the 6th. 
Cost: $5 for supplies, $5 / meal.

Peacemaker Gathering
Food, Water and Shelter: Everyone's Right 

May 16, 17, 18 -- or 17 only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You are welcome to the conversation. Come for the weekend or Saturday only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening music by Anna Stange.
Cost: $5 / meal.

Straw Clay / Cob Building and Music Jam
May 24, 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drop in to lend a hand or sign up for the whole weekend.
Coming to jam Saturday night at the outdoor amphitheater? Let us know.
Cost: $5 / meal.

Build a Bat-House with Holly Slaughter
May 31
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Invite bats to their very own house - built by you.
Cost: $5 for supplies, $5 / meal.


Cutting the branch we are sitting on:
We are asking our non-Wisconsin friends to pay attention to what is happening here. What is happening here is happening around the world to indigenous people and lovers of the land. Life and land are being destroyed for a "progress" that is not progress - it is holding on to outdated fossil fuel consumption. 

We can unite to change this by reducing our consumption of energy, by understanding the true costs of energy to people and to the land, and by encouraging friends, family and neighbors to move on up to the "green side."

On April 14, WNPJ's environmental coalition introduced resolutions to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress in more than half of the counties in Wisconsin. Residents of Echo Valley brought three of the resolutions to the Vernon County meeting. Two resolutions requested DNR regulation of sand mining and silica dust air qualities and one asked to stop the open pit iron mine of the Penokees. They were overwhelmingly passed by a 4-1 margin. Throughout the state the resolutions passed by 67-69%!

Great thanks to
Sally Brenneman of Valley Stewardship Network,
Forest Jahnke of Crawford Stewardship Project,
Andi Cloud of Migizi Advocates for Turtle Island and
Rob Danielson of SOUL of Wisconsin
for standing up for the environment, for helping others and for participating in Echo Valley Hope's The Land We Love event. We look forward to more collaboration.

And to all our friends, check their websites out, get inspired and lend a hand.


Enjoy communicating with people? Want to put some free time to use? Echo Valley Hope could use volunteer help with letter writing and maintaining communication with like-minded organizations. Come for an extended stay or help from afar.

Needed: May - October, 4-5 hours per week.
Call 608-337-4871.


Advancing sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.

We are an 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.

The ideas we champion are welcomed by people everywhere. Our classes and events foster individuals and community. Peace is possible. It is our time.

Thank you to all who support our efforts. Your help is welcomed.

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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