Private wells are becoming
suspect due to the reduction of the water
tables and the realization of what is a main cause in the reduction:
high capacity wells of industrial agriculture.
I know it is a lot to
swallow. Pun intended. But now is not the time to
avert our eyes. Now is the time to comprehend what is, and has been,
going on. Now is the time to assert our human right to clean water,
clean food, and clean air. Now is the time to stop the privatization
and violation of this human right. We must come to the remembrance of
water as sacred. Water as precious. Water as Life. How we treat water
is in direct alignment with how we treat our selves, one another and
the Earth. It is never too late, if we begin. Honor the Water. Love it.
Fight for it. It is worthy and so are you.
Teen Drop In
March 13, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
at the Ontario Community Center
This month’s gathering includes hands-on acrylic painting with Nikole
Verde; the awareness and the study of soil testing and microscopic
observance with Juliee de la Terre; and making beans and Native fry
bread with Lauren West. Enjoy and participate in the music jam too.
For more, visit Kickapoo Teen Drop In on Facebook.
Sowing Seeds of Love &
Empowerment Through Song
May 12, 13,
14 & 15
at Echo Valley Farm
dialogue with the passion for songwriting is an art. Echo Valley Farm
is excited to host Galynne Goodwill and Lauranne Bailey for this
creative community building event. Together they will offer their love
of teaching and of life in song. For costs, and to learn more about the
retreat, click here.
Each year Wisconsin residents have the opportunity to speak with the
DNR and fellow county citizens concerned with conservation of our lands
and precious resources. It is the called the Conservation Congress, and
it is a rewarding and learning time.
Vernon County’s meeting
will be held in the Commons at Viroqua High School at 100 Blackhawk Dr.
in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Click here for more.
CLASSES AT ECHO VALLEY ARE FREE
March 18, 19
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
Call 608-337-4444 for more information.
of Tai Chi with Deb Hilt
Every Wednesday, April 6 - May 11, 1:00 p.m. -
at the Ontario Public Library or, weather
permitting, the Community Garden
Learn to relax as you move through simple exercises that increase body
awareness. Practicing Tai Chi can help develop healthy breathing
patterns and a calm mind. As a non-impact exercise, it strengthens the
body with minimal stress to the joints and it improves balance,
endurance, and strength. All abilities welcomed.
Come to any or all of
the classes. For more, contact Deb at 608-337-4369 or
April 15, 16, 17
Come and explore the possibilities of living with a smaller foot print
as Andy McClain returns to help us construct a tiny house on wheels -
on the frame of an old RV. We will begin with the floor and work up.
Future classes on this project: May 20-22, June 24-26, July 15-17,
August 26-28. More details coming.
May 27, 28, 29
Weather permitting, this will be fun. Explore a walipini, or
underground greenhouse, here.
Visit the Echo Valley booth at this Earth Day event in Viroqua,
Wisconsin. Click here for more.
The Land We
In honor of Earth Day, Echo Valley Hope will sponsor this event at the
Ontario Community Center.
Echo Valley Hope Board
Enjoy a barbecue and live music as we celebrate another decade of the
educational and charitable nonprofit Echo Valley Hope with our board
members and supporters.
Renewable Energy Fair
June 17, 18, 19
Visit Echo Valley's booth at the Fair in Custer, Wisconsin. Click
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 farm now in
our 14th year. Created to give people a chance to learn from the land
and one another, we have transitioned into a sustainable farm
consisting of 100+ acres, a licensed
commercial kitchen, and a wood shop including a portable saw mill.
We hold people and the
environment before profit, and 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.