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The Peace Warrior by Dena Eakles
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JUNE 2015

One of the greatest perks of living at Echo Valley – besides wonderful people, fabulous food and a sweet symbiotic relationship with animals and land – is the amazing human beings who come to visit and to share their gifts and visions. In the last two weeks we have hosted our old friend Sami Rasouli, founder of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project and Muslim Peacemaker Teams and our new friend Rivera Sun, author, activist and advocate for nonviolence.

Rivera Sun interviews Dena for Occupy Radio

Enjoy this podcast from Occupy Radio, Cataloging the Commons with Commonspark, which includes an interview with Dena on Echo Valley Farm .

Change is always happening…why not ensure it is good? Echo Valley is flourishing and you are welcome to explore.

Do not go where the trail may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Using a Portable Wood Mill
with Andy McClain

10 am to 5 pm at Echo Valley Farm

Learn the mechanics and the teamwork of using a portable wood mill.

Andy McClain

June 13
A Peacemaker Gathering: Peace First, Ending War

10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Echo Valley Farm

If war is possible, peace is possible. To imagine peace, to allow peace, to sow peace remain the tasks of the peaceful. Come together.  A day of conversation, good food and building momentum.

June 20 
Peace Week Milwaukee 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Echo Valley Farm

Interested in Peace Week Milwaukee? Want to talk to others about ideas you have or want to help in some way? Come to the Meet and Greet

What is Peace Week? All Milwaukee organizations, faiths and businesses are welcome to host an event towards peace and sustainability during the week of August 16 through 23. This will be an opportunity to learn about each others' efforts and to raise the voice of peace. You can find Peace Week Milwaukee on Facebook.

June 27
Pole Shed Construction with Andy McClain
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm

Learn the basics of laying out and planning and laying out a pole shed. 

July 3, 4, 5  
Raising a Drying Shed

We will be putting the finishing touches on a 20' x 20' drying shed for herbs and roots. Everyone welcome.

July 11 
A Peacemaker Gathering: Human Rights, Human Dignity  

Echo Valley welcomes Tawana Petty, mother, award winning activist, social justice organizer, poet and author. She is a board member of the  James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership and a member of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management,  We the People of Detroit and the People's Water Board Coalition

July 25  
West African Drumming with Motherland Rhythm Community

August 1 
10th Annual Widening the Circle: Honor the Earth

Concert and celebration with music by The Getaway Drivers, Jason Moon and TheyGuanaUs. More TBA.



Thinking of Nepal

"The monsoon rains will begin any day now and ongoing support will likely be needed in the months to come."  

To ensure 100% of your donations reach the people of Nepal, donate through The Prem Rawat Foundation


Veggies for Vets

Award winning songwriter, Iraq Veteran and friend of Echo Valley, Jason Moon, has initiated a project called Veggies for Vets. Beginning in 2014, he partnered with the Madison-based veteran-run farm Peacefully Organics allowing Veggies for Vets to feed numerous veterans in need and their families.

This year Echo Valley Hope will partner with this team and support the process of bringing good food to people in need here in the Driftless region. We love this initiative and will keep you updated on its progress.


Visit Warrior Songs to learn more about veterans helping veterans in creative ways.

to everyone who supports the mission of Echo Valley Hope, an educational and charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit advancing sustainable living and peace. 

Your volunteer efforts and your financial support are greatly appreciated. 

To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'
- Lao-tsu

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.

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