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The Peace Warrior by Dena Eakles
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Echo Valley Hope, Inc.

APRIL 2016


All of life holds a dream. The dream begs to be fulfilled.


At Echo Valley, we welcome dreamers. We celebrate wonder, simplicity and appreciation. When people come and explore the offering of Echo Valley – its dream is fulfilled. Thanks to Jannet Chang for the lovely photos of her family’s visit.


Check out our upcoming schedule. As always, you are welcome.


The Kickapoo Teen Drop In
Sunday, April 17, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
at the Ontario Community Center

This month’s gathering includes hands-on knitting with members of Ontario’s Knit Wits. The beauty and basics of tai chi will be offered by Deb Hilt. Lauren West will be offering up a class in vegetarian sushi and miso soup. Juliee de la Terre will guide a hands-on learning about water. Enjoy and participate in the music and drumming jam, too. Next month we will meet at Wildcat Mountain State Park. Everyone welcome. Participation is free.

For more, visit Kickapoo Teen Drop In on Facebook.

Tiny House on Wheels
April 15, 16, 17
at Echo Valley Farm

Come and explore the possibilities of living with a smaller footprint as Andy McClain returns to help us construct a tiny house - 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.
For more, call 608-337-4578.  

The Land We Love
April 30, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
at Echo Valley Farm

Echo Valley Farm will open its doors for a tour of the farm and lively discussion with focus on green building, solar, and living in community. Everyone welcome. Enjoy a spring salad, soup, and homemade bread! For more, call 608-337-4578.


Global Days of Listening
April 21, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Central Time

APV Quote

We’ll build a critical mass of nonviolent relationships for a green and equal world without war.
- The Afghan Peace Volunteers

Global Days of LISTENING is active listening to people around the globe conversing about each other's paths of action toward a peaceful world.
Listen to the conversation live:
If you would like to talk, you must request the time by emailing
Learn about the Afghan Peace Volunteers' messages about the power of nonviolence:
Our Journey to Smile YouTube Channel

Nature's Frequency
April 23
Visit the Echo Valley booth at this Earth Day event in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Click here for more.

Sowing Seeds of Love & Empowerment Through Song
May 12, 13, 14 & 15
at Echo Valley Farm

Songwriter Retreat

Weaving meaningful dialogue with the passion for songwriting is an art. Echo Valley Farm will host Galynne Goodwill and Lauranne Bailey for this creative event. For costs, and to learn more about the retreat, click here.  

Meet the Echo Valley Hope Board
June 4
Enjoy a barbecue and live music with Jason Moon and Galynne Goodwill as we celebrate another decade of the educational and charitable nonprofit Echo Valley Hope with our board members and supporters.

Jason Moon Galynne Goodwill
Jason Moon
Galynne Goodwill

Midwest Renewable Energy Fair
June 17, 18, 19
Visit Echo Valley's booth at the fair in Custer, Wisconsin. Click here for more on the fair.
Dena will be speaking at this year’s fair. Click here for more on her workshop.

"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.

"Intentional human beings living in community"


Echo Valley Farm is a community-sustained farm 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.

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