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
Rivera Sun interviews Dena for Occupy Radio
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
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Using a Portable Wood Mill
with Andy McClain
am to 5 pm
at Echo Valley Farm
Learn the mechanics
and the teamwork of using a portable wood mill.
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.
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.
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.
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
West African Drumming with Motherland Rhythm Community
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.
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!'
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.