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Remembering Grace Lee Boggs

The evolution of humanity is unstoppable. There have been moments in time when new thought has emerged and no one person or event can be credited. And while this new thinking is spoken in concept and ideals, it is born in our collective conscious and emerges out of need and out of love.

Grace Lee Boggs was someone who recognized and whole-heartedly supported this emergence of thought and consciousness for the benefit of humanity and all living. Here at Echo Valley we were fortunate to be touched by her passion. In our brief communications, she gifted us with the recognition of our efforts towards sustainable community, and we will honor her memory by continuing.

If you have not yet met the (r)evolutionary thinking of Grace Lee Boggs, take some time for these:
The Next American Revolution (book)
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (documentary)

Every human being deserves the right to be recognized. It is in the unique celebration and living of each life that we will find our collective peace. Community is born of the strength of individuals who recognize one another after finding themselves. Let's get on with it.

The Pioneers invite you to
November 7, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Other Door
1321 N Main St., Viroqua, WI 54665

GreenYou are invited to a fall evening dedicated to friendship, connection and conversation. We will see it is not too complicated - there are simple changes each of us can make in our lifestyle and our attitudes which will enhance our quality of life and assure a sustainable future.

Speakers Ken Damro and Dena Eakles are local thinkers and doers.

Please invite your friends and bring a dish to pass. Everyone is welcomed. There is no charge for the event.

Click here for more on this event.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Enjoy this very important message of empowerment from the WAF 2015 Awards:

Click on the image above to view the video.


From our friends at Honor the Earth:


Making Felted Ornaments with Jan Kenyon
December 4, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
at Ontario Public Library
December 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
at Echo Valley Farm

All skill levels welcome. Tools available on loan.

Navajo Weaving with Jan Kenyon
January 16 & 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or
February 20 & 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at Echo Valley Farm

All skill levels welcome. Tools available on loan.


Watch for our maple syrup time!
Late February - March

Visit the Echo Valley Farm calendar page for more.

"Peace is the Focus; Sustainability the Action"

EVHEcho Valley Hope is an educational and charitable 501(c)3 raising the voice of peace and sustainable living. Echo Valley Hope's mission is to support the well-being of all people and the earth through educational events and collaborations with like-minded organizations. All who advance kindness, innovative and just actions and ideas are welcomed.

In 2016 we will continue into our second decade. You can find our efforts here. We are funded by individual contributions and we are a 100% volunteer organization. You can support by volunteering or by contribution. Thank you to all who participate.

"Intentional human beings living in community"


Echo Valley Farm is a community sustained, for-profit farm now in our 14th year. Created to give people a chance to learn from the land and one another, the farm has transitioned into a sustainable organic farm consisting of three properties and 200+ acres, a licensed commercial kitchen, and a wood shop including a portable saw mill.

We are becoming sustainable by holding people and the environment before profit, and by putting personal peace as the foundation of community. People are welcomed year round through WWOOF, Help X, Slow Travelers and other volunteer programs or as guests. In 2016 we will begin a paid internship program from March to October.

In this upcoming year we are focusing on creating tiny houses and building a walipini, or underground greenhouse, as well as continuing to expand our gardens, herbal and tea production and other sustainable farming practices.

We have room for full- or part-time residents. If creating a new model of community in a rural environment and maintaining collaborations with like-minded people throughout the world is an exciting prospect to you, consider a short term stay. We are growing.

"The next American Revolution, at this stage in our history, is not principally about jobs or health insurance or making it possible for more people to realize the American Dream of upward mobility. It is about acknowledging that we as Americans have enjoyed middle-class comforts at the expense of other peoples all over the world. It is about living the kind of lives that will not only slow down global warming but also end the galloping inequality both inside this country and between the Global North and Global South. It is about creating a new American Dream whose goal is a higher Humanity instead of the higher standard of living dependent on Empire."

- Grace Lee Boggs from The Next American Revolution

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