So deep into winter there
is still time for reflection, so close to spring you can feel Life's
anticipation rise. Echo Valley is dreaming big again this year. We will
be hosting free classes on building tiny houses on wheels with the help
of our friend Andy McClain; the walipini (underground greenhouse)
construction will begin Memorial Weekend; and peace gatherings
continue. We are also looking forward to a singer/songwriter gathering
with Galynne Goodwill.
We will try to give you
dates far in advance,
but stay tuned - sign on to this newsletter in the upper right corner
of this page, and please share it with
your friends. It is time for the passionate to take back the garden. It
is time for peace.
Each February 14, One Billion Rising stands up to end violence against
Annual Women's Memorial March February
13 in Duluth, Minnesota
February 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
This year Echo Valley will participate in "Solidarity Shawls" - Honor
Pot Luck with the Pioneers Saturday,
February 20, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Echo Valley will host a potluck meet and greet with the Pioneers, a
Wisconsin LGBT alliance.
Delicious soup provided by Echo Valley.
Call 608-337-4578 with
questions or for directions.
Teen Drop In Sunday, February 21, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the
Ontario Community Center
On the schedule for this month:
(materials provided for you to make earrings)
A living (and
traveling) monumental art project
How to create a
milkweed monarch butterfly oasis
Prepare and enjoy a
Bring your instruments
for the musical jam
Each month will feature hands-on learning with community members, a great meal and music.
February 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Arts at Large, 908 S. 5th Street,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Peace Week Milwaukee
will host its monthly meet and greet at Arts at Large, a community
partner of peace week.
Share your efforts towards building a peaceful community and world.
Click here for this season's
can find Echo Valley goodies in Madison
through March 5. See you
Weaving with Jan Kenyon January
16 & 17
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
Please visit the classes page for more information.
Tai Chi and
Qi Gong with Jan Kenyon Every Wednesday, April 6 - May 11, 1:00 p.m. -
1:50 p.m. at the Ontario Public Library
Maple Syrup Time! Late February -
Education Program in Viroqua and Ontario
A free, 10 week course
designed to help participants discover their own inner resources and
the possibility of personal peace. Each hourly session consists of a
video followed by an interactive workshop. Content is non-religious,
non-sectarian and is based on talks by Prem Rawat.
6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, February 16 through April 19
at The Other Door
Drop-In Center, a program of the Family and
Children’s Center, 1321 N Main St. Viroqua, WI.
10:30 a.m. every Saturday, February 20 through April 23
at the Ontario Public Library, 313 Main Street, Ontario, WI.
For more information or to register, contact Jan Kenyon at
ECHO VALLEY HOPE "Peace is the Focus; Sustainability the
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.You can find our efforts here.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. You can support by volunteering
or by contribution
. Thank you to all who participate.
ECHO VALLEY FARM "Intentional human beings living in
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 farm
consisting of three properties and 200+ acres, a licensed
commercial kitchen, and a wood shop including a portable saw mill.
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.
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.