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FEBRUARY 2016

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 will 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.

February 2016




EVENTS

One Billion Rising
February 14
Each February 14, One Billion Rising stands up to end violence against women.

First 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 the Women.

Loved Native Sisters

For more:
Duluth
Minneapolis 

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 rural southwest Wisconsin LGBT alliance.
Delicious soup provided by Echo Valley. 

Call 608-337-4578 with questions or for directions.

January 2016

The Kickapoo Teen Drop In
Sunday, February 21, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Ontario Community Center
On the schedule for this month:

  • Make jewelry (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 French meal

  • Bring your instruments for the musical jam

Each month will feature hands-on learning with community members, a great meal and music.

Like the Kickapoo Teen Drop In on Facebook.

Beloved Community
Thursday, 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.

Like Peace Week Milwaukee on Facebook.




LOVE (AND REVOLUTION) RADIO

Sherri Mitchell and Rivera Sun co-host weekly stories of creative nonviolence, resilience and resistance, matters of the heart and spirit.

You can find it here.

Dena joined the conversation on January 27.
Listen here.

Love and Revolution Radio



PREM RAWAT AT TSIBA COLLEGE

Prem Rawat discusses ending the barriers and much more on this November 2015 interview with Lumka Ngxoli at TSiBA College in Cape Town.





LET KINDNESS WIN

Enjoy Dena's blog, changing the narrative toward hope and humanity.




WINTER FARMERS MARKET
by
The Churches Center for Land and People 
“Supporting the spiritual integrity of rural life and farming”

Click here for this season's schedule.
You can find Echo Valley goodies in Madison through March 5.  
See you there!

Echo Valley at the Farmers Market




UPCOMING CLASSES 

Navajo 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

Deb and Vincent

Maple Syrup Time!
Late February - March

Peace 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.

Viroqua:
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.

Ontario:
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 608-337-4578.




ABOUT ECHO VALLEY HOPE
"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.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.


ABOUT ECHO VALLEY FARM
"Intentional human beings living in community"

EVF

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 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. 

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.

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