Summer is not so warm as
usual...but the commercial kitchen sure is hot! Welcome to the grand
opening of Echo Valley Farm Bakery
Lauren West is at the helm and you can taste our pizza crusts,
chocolate tortes, bread sticks and more at the Hillsboro
, or stop by Cameron
Park Farmers Market
Fridays 4-8 pm in La Crosse, or email or
phone in an order from our kitchen
yours. You will always find great food and fair pricing.
licensing of the commercial kitchen was one more step in demonstrating
and developing a community-run farm. Our new drying shed will allow us
to produce great herbal and Chinese teas. The gardens are up and
running and the wood shop is ready for tiny houses and other projects.
in creative community? Check us out and get in touch!
you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
Charles M. Schulz
Echo Valley Farm Interview Broadcast on WBKM
Zeichner interviews Dena about the Echo Valley Farm community model and
the efforts of Echo Valley Hope. Listen live on WBKM or enjoy
the podcast online at paradigms.bz.
Please share on Facebook.
Human Rights, Human Dignity: A Peacemaker
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Echo Valley Farm
Echo Valley Hope welcomes
peacemaker Tawana Petty
and musical guests, illuminating R&B vocalists The Remedy for
a day long exploration of being human and getting it right.
Tawana is a 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 .
there is no cost for the event. Suggested $5 donation per meal.
Bringing people together to listen, to learn and to celebrate.
spread the word by sharing our Facebook event!
24 - 26
Experiencing the Joy of West African Drumming
Arrive Friday and stay for the weekend, or enjoy the class on Saturday
only (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at Echo Valley Farm
and Fode Camara (visiting from Guinea, West Africa) will return to Echo
Valley Farm to bring cultural stories of life in Guinea, and offer
traditional West African Drumming.
fun and learn drumming techniques and solo patterns as well as a full
rhythm on dunun drums (bass drums). A free-will donation of $30-50 to Motherland
Rhythm Community is suggested.
Helen and Fode recently returned from making biosand water filters for
families and are excited to share their stories with a presentation on
the recent successful implementation of Benkadi Project's clean water project
and other efforts in Guinea.
accommodations are available at Echo Valley Farm. Suggested $5
donation per meal. Call 608-337-4578 for details and to reserve your
space in the workshop!
Please share this Facebook event listing with your
Annual Widening the Circle Concert
August 1 at Echo Valley Farm
Join us in
celebrating the 10th anniversary of Widening the Circle and Echo Valley
Hope. Come out for a good time with good friends and good music. Here
is a preview of our musical line-up so far:
Visit the Echo
Valley Hope events page for continuing
Wednesday, August 5, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Vernon County Museum, 410 S. Center Ave.,
been 70 years since the start of the nuclear age with the bombing of
Hiroshima, Japan ... What is the legacy of nuclear weapons?
community screening of the film The Forgotten Bomb will be hosted
by the St. Mary Parish Chapter of Pax Christi USA.
1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States
dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only
use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history.
to Protest Drone Training at Volk Field
August 18 - 25, Dane
County Jail (Madison) to Volk Field, Camp Douglas
for Creative Nonviolence, Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the
Drones and End the Wars, and the Wisconsin
Network for Peace and Justice as they walk approximately 90
miles from Madison, Wisconsin, to Volk Field where
Air National Guard pilots are trained to remotely operate drones. The
week-long walk will be preceded by a kickoff event on Monday, August
17. For full details, visit the Facebook event page.
for Peace - Dignity for All
International Day of
Peace, Monday, September
The 2015 theme for International
Day of Peace is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All"
and we will be celebrating at Echo Valley. Join us on Saturday,
September 19, as Echo Valley warmly welcomes back
to the amphitheater (or the yurt, weather depending) blues musicians Joe
& Vicki Price as well as Mark Adkins of Subvocal! Any
organizations interested in partnering for this event should contact us
What is Peace
Week? Designated the week of August 16 - 23, 2015, Peace Week
Milwaukee is an opportunity for artists, activists, non-profits, faith
groups, local businesses and other diverse organizations and
individuals in our community who work so hard year-round for community
action and social justice to highlight their efforts while raising a
united voice of Peace.
All Milwaukee organizations, faiths, businesses and individuals are
welcome to host an event towards peace and sustainability. Learn more
and sign up to participate at www.peaceweekmilwaukee.org.
Thank You to
everyone who supports the mission of Echo Valley Hope, an educational
and charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit advancing sustainable living and
efforts toward peace.
Your volunteer efforts and your financial support are greatly
more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would
be a merrier world."
J. R. R.