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SEPTEMBER 2014

Love

Sometimes all that is needed is to get up and try.

September is one of our favorite months. Apples are plentiful and cider runs freely. The goats and sheep are eager to get their fat on for winter, eating everything in sight. Guinea fowl chicks keep showing up from the hills, and we get to celebrate one of our favorite holidays – the International Day of Peace

Echo Valley Hope’s Peacemaker Gatherings of 2014 have been a great success, supporting the vision and the efforts of everyone. The call is on. There are many ways to celebrate peace, many ways to bring peace. Yes, it starts within, but there is nothing that says it has to stop there. We have added gatherings for November and December, and we are dreaming of 2015. 

Sometimes all that is needed is to get up and try.

We hope you will come and enjoy one of this month’s offerings – or celebrate peace, celebrate life wherever you are. Starting September 12 our friends at TPRF will celebrate the countdown to Peace Day with this offer: PEACE for PEOPLE 2014. On September 21, Peacecast.tv will air videos from around the world. 

Get inspired, get involved.




ONTARIO'S COMMUNITY HARVEST FESTIVAL
September 13, 3:00 p.m. at the Ontario Community Garden

Ann

Enjoy music by Ann Christoffer and Tor Eness.

Echo Valley’s cider press will also be on hand for some sweet fun.




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

Joe and VickiFor 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
Mark Heffernan and
Caupolicán.

Free will donation will go to Playing for Change.
$5 per meal, accommodations available. For more information, call 608-337-4578.

On September 21, we will listen in to Peacecast.tv. This 24 hour international broadcast will feature videos from individuals and organizations from around the world working for peace.




UPCOMING EVENTS

Flowers

Rewilding
September 26 and 27

Carol Jacobs returns to share her wit and wisdom of the land as we consider ecological restoration and herb use in daily life.
$5 free will donation to Coulee Region Herbal Institute; $5 donation per meal; accommodations available. 
For more information, call 608-337-4578.

Weaving
October 3 and 4 with Jan Kenyon

Come for the weekend or Saturday only to learn about the Navajo style upright loom.
For more information, call 608-337-4578.
$5 per meal, accommodations available.

Water Is Precious
October 11 and 12

This is our second annual event dedicated to water – and a chance to reclaim this 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
SOUL: Comments will be accepted on the proposed high transmission line until October 3

The Public Service Commission has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Badger-Coulee proposal here

A new public comment period is open until October 3rd. We can weigh in and suggest changes to the final EIS.
Comments are also accepted via mail at:

Docket 5-CE-142 Comments
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison, WI 53707

The PSC expects to hold the final public hearings in December 2014 and will make their final ruling on this project in spring 2015.




PEACE BEGINS WITH YOU






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.

Echo Valley Hope is looking for volunteers. We are planning peace activities throughout Wisconsin in 2015. Have time and passion? Get in touch.

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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