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AUGUST 2014

Love

“Buy the land; it will teach you.”

Those were the words that launched the search for what is now Echo Valley, and as we prepared the amphitheater for all of the wonderful events yet to be this year, those words of Annie Kahn came back to me. And as I witness the joy so many have had from being on this land, from communion with the earth and with each other, I realize the land has taught kindness. The seasons, hard or sweet, that come and go, wear down a bit of us. The hard and brittle places that do not belong in us are worn away. And what remains? The sweet understanding that Life is a gift is what remains. The celebration of our humanity and of peace is what remains. And so in this very intentional place, this place chosen for peace and sustainable living, this place chosen for community and for kindness, you are welcome.




WIDENING THE CIRCLE: HONOR THE EARTH
August 8 & 9, 2014

Frog On Friday, August 8th we will continue with our peacemaker series and welcome Frank Koehn of Save the Water’s Edge and Andi Cloud of MATI as we come together to celebrate our interdependence with the land and water – and learn more about stopping the mining of the Penokees and frac sand in our region. 

Also joining us is Helen Bond of Motherland Rhythm Community to talk about biosand water filters and other community projects in Guinea. We are all taking steps to live in dignity and harmony on the earth. 
Enjoy the traditional Sounth American sounds of Caupolicán.

For accommodations, call 608-337-4578.
Food will be available for $5 / meal.

On Saturday, August 9, the conversation will continue, and we will host our 9th annual benefit concert, Widening the Circle.
Free will donation: $10.

3:00 p.m. Diamana Diya
4:00 p.m. Ann Christoffer
5:00 p.m. Jason Moon
6:00 p.m. Mark Adkins of Subvocal
7:00 p.m. The Getaway Drivers

Visit Echo Valley Hope's event page for more information.




IF YOU GO INTO THE WOODS TODAY...
with Carol Jacobs, Coulee Region Herbalist
August 29, 30, 31

Find and identify native plants, shrubs and trees in our woodlands. Carol Jacobs is that 'Herbalus Educatorus' from the Driftless Region. A lifelong student of plants and a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, Carol’s love and knowledge of the woodlands and prairies of the Upper Midwest makes for lively learning. 

Love

$5.00 / class, $5.00 / meal. Accommodations available; contact 608-337-4578.




CONSERVE SCHOOL 5 REUNION
at Echo Valley...enjoying simplicity.





CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
with WOPG, Peace One Day, Playing for Change and You...
September 20 & 21

For the 6th year, we will celebrate the possibility of peace with people from around the world.

On Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., we will explore the foundation of peace and peacemaking.
On Saturday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., we will celebrate peace with people around the world through music, Playing for Change:

Joe and Vicki Price,
Annie's Traveling Acoustic Crew and
Mark Heffernan.




WATER IS PRECIOUS
October 11 & 12

This is our second annual event dedicated to water – and a chance to reclaim this holiday weekend for something of merit. 

We will highlight efforts in our state and around the world to preserve, protect and bring this precious resource to everyone.




PAYING ATTENTION
Let Kindness Win: Water in Detroit

The United Nations has declared the shutting off of water to people in Detroit as a violation of human rights.
This is not a complex issue. Water is not a commodity; it is a necessity. Time to bring back human dignity. Stand with the people of Detroit. Here is one resource that is helping to turn the tide: http://detroitwaterbrigade.org/.

Currently there is a temporary halt to the shut-offs. Read / hear more here and here.




ECHO VALLEY HOPE 

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. 

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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