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

MAY 2016


1. the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed
2. the process of coming into being, or of becoming important or prominent

Trillium begins to unfold its delicate petals for all to see. The May apple hides its beauty to casual observance. Stinging nettles abundantly rise and there is oh, so much good packed into every bite, if you are willing…the beauty of spring… the dance of emergence.

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We hope you will enjoy our May newsletter and celebrate Spring wherever you are!


May 12, 6:00 p.m.
at the New Lisbon Library, 115 W Park St in New Lisbon, WI

Dena will be facilitating a discussion about the preciousness of being alive. This is a free family event.  


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

A songwriting workshop with Galynne Goodwill and Lauranne Bailey. 
For costs, and to learn more about the retreat, click here.

Songwriter Retreat

Tiny House on Wheels
May 20, 21, 22
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.
Future classes on this project: June 24-26, July 15-17, August 26-28.
For more, call 608-337-4578.  

Inside Peace
May 17, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
at The Ark, 401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua, WI

This award-winning documentary follows the lives of four individuals who participated in a peace class in prison. When they are released, we are witness to their struggles and determination to hold on to peace. This video is being offered to those in the Viroqua community who work on prison reform, veterans’ organizations, and all who recognize the need for a foundation of peace in our lives.
There is no cost. Prompt start at 6:45 pm.
For more, call 608-337-4871.

Inside Peace Trailer (2016) from UnTraveled Road Productions on Vimeo.

The Peace Education Program (
May 24, weekly for 10 weeks at The Other Door, 1321 N Main St in Viroqua, WI, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Free series offering participants the chance to discover their own inner resources and the possibility of personal peace. Meets every Tuesday for 10 weeks.

May 28, weekly for 10 Weeks at Echo Valley Farm, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Free series offering participants the chance to discover their own inner resources and the possibility of personal peace. Meets every Saturday for 10 weeks.
For more: 608-337-4871.


Meet the Echo Valley Hope Board
June 4
Celebrate a decade of effort with Echo Valley Hope, Inc. With music by Galynne Goodwill and the 2016 WAMI singer/songwriter award winner Jason Moon. Please RSVP so we can plan: 608-337-4578.

Jason Moon
Jason Moon


May 6 through October
Cameron Park Farmers Market (Facebook page)
Fridays from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 5th and King Streets in La Crosse, WI
Local musicians. Check out our seasonal jams, jellies, cider, baked goods, herbal products, and felted creatures. 

June through October
Hillsboro Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Hillsboro, WI
Ontario Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Ontario, WI

June 17, 18, 19
Midwest Renewable Energy Fair (
in Custer, WI
Join the conversation “Hope in Action” and visit Echo Valley Farm’s booth for great products and information.

"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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