The burst of color and the fresh cool air give a boost of energy to prepare for winter. The light is lessened, giving more time for rest and reflection. Transition. We move from a time of bustling activity to a time of contemplation, made sweet by the beauty around us and the appreciation within.
This year's activities have been fruitful. The animals have been healthy and the hay is good. The medicinal herbs are thriving and even with the rainy and cool summer our pantries are full. Thank you to neighbors and friends who gave us tomatoes and corn for winter. And while it is an off year for the apples, the trees gave enough for ample apple butter and cider to help us remember summer.
The peacemaker series has been an amazing addition to our event calendar and the Board of Echo Valley Hope has agreed to extend these monthly gatherings throughout 2015. We will continue to weave together the peaceful, knowing our acceptance of peace and of each other will bring the ultimate transition: peace in our hearts, in our communities, in our world.
We continue in love and as always you are welcome.
Water is Precious
October 11, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
Echo Valley Hope's peacemaker series continues with this event dedicated to the preciousness of water. You are invited to share your loves, hopes, actions to protect and knowledge of water. We will gather at 10:00 a.m. in the yurt for discussion and videos.
Music and Food, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Stick around for great music and food, 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Music by singer songwriters and friends
Galynne Goodwill and Christine Costanzo. Free will donation for the event. $5 / meal.
You are welcome to arrive Friday and stay until Sunday. Enjoy the lovely season in the Driftless and take a stand for water. For more info call 608-337-4578.
November 2, 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
On November 2, SOUL of Wisconsin will host a dance and silent auction from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ontario Community Center. We are getting ready for the PSC hearings in early December on the proposed Badger-Coulee transmission line. Funds raised will help pay the engineers who are defending our right to decline the line.
Renewing a Commitment to Peace:
A Peacemaker Conversation at Echo Valley
Cordials and Elixirs
December 13, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
with Carol Jacobs, Coulee Region Herbalist
Festival of Light at Echo Valley
Weaving Classes will be scheduled by request, please contact Jan at 608-337-4578.
New Work New Culture
We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions. - Yitzhak Rabin
To that end, members of Echo Valley Hope will attend the New Work New Culture Conference http://reimaginingwork.org/, in Detroit October 18-20. We look forward to sharing new ideas, new connections and new dreams with all of you.
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