“Buy the land; it will teach you.”
Those were the words
that launched the search for what is now Echo Valley, and as we
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
8 & 9, 2014
On Friday, August 8th we will continue with our peacemaker series and
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
Also joining us is
Helen Bond of Motherland
Community to talk about biosand water filters and other
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.
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
4:00 p.m. Ann Christoffer
5:00 p.m. Jason
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...
Carol Jacobs, Coulee Region Herbalist
August 29, 30, 31
native plants, shrubs and trees
in our woodlands. Carol Jacobs is that 'Herbalus Educatorus' from the
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
$5.00 / class, $5.00
/ meal. Accommodations available; contact 608-337-4578.
CONSERVE SCHOOL 5 REUNION
Echo Valley...enjoying simplicity.
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF
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
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
Joe and Vicki Price,
Annie's Traveling Acoustic Crew and
is our second annual event dedicated to water – and a chance to reclaim
this holiday weekend for something of merit.
We will highlight
in our state and around the world to preserve, protect and bring this
precious resource to everyone.
Win: Water in Detroit
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:
there is a temporary halt to the shut-offs. Read / hear more here and here.
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.
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