June. The undeniable
parade of life springs into full bloom, and if one allows, the vigor
and the charm is infectious. There is hopefulness in this time of year.
New life, new growth meant to carry us through until it returns again.
These are the times when our interconnectedness with the earth is
beyond doubt. The need to plant, to get our toes into the soil, to make
way for tasty treats on our tables.
Children of all ages are in awe of the magic of planting a seed and
watching it grow. It is one of the keys to being forever young.
The gentle spring rains awaken and unlock the fragrances of the season
and serve as one of the best tonics. The singing birds, now all
returned, are adamant about letting the whole world know who they are
as they celebrate being home again. And if you are fortunate to see the
stars, don’t hesitate. The spectrum is a comfort to the soul, and
expands our dreams.
This is our moment on this amazing planet to enjoy, to appreciate, and
to participate. Echo Valley is humming with life, and you are welcome.
Meet the Echo Valley Hope Board
June 4, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at
Echo Valley Farm
Meet the Echo Valley Hope
Board and enjoy the great music of two amazing singer / songwriters,
Galynne Goodwill and Jason Moon.
This event is free and our "thank you" to supporters for more than ten
great years advancing sustainable living and peace.
Please RSVP so we can plan:
June 11 at
4:30 p.m. at North Division High School
1011 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI
Week Milwaukee is happy to bring this award-winning
documentary to North Division High School on Saturday June 11. Special
guest David Sigee, featured in "Inside Peace," will be available
following the film for Q&A.
The documentary follows
the lives of inmates who participated in a peace program while in
prison, and their struggle to maintain what they have learned once
released. It is a passionately human film with a message for everyone.
The film is not rated. It is suitable for all ages with some mature
This event is free. Echo
Valley Hope is a proud supporter of Peace Week Milwaukee.
See their Facebook page here.
Inside Peace Trailer
(2016) from UnTraveled
Road Productions on Vimeo.
Midwest Renewable Energy Fair
June 17, 18,
19 in Custer, WI
Join the conversation on "Hope In Action" and visit Echo
Valley Farm's booth for great products and information.
For more on the MREA Fair,
23, 6:00 p.m. at the New Lisbon Library, 115 W Park St
in New Lisbon, WI
Join in the conversation. This event is for
all ages and is free.
Tiny House on
June 25 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.
This weekend: raising the walls and putting on the roof!
Future classes on this
project: July 15-17, August 26-28.
For more, call
Kickapoo Teen Drop In
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
The Drop In scheduled for
June 13 has been cancelled. Instead we are welcoming all teens to the
day-long event Building
a Tiny House on Wheels on June 25 at Echo
Valley Farm. (See event above.)
Help with building the
walls and putting up the roof, help in the kitchen preparing everyone's
lunch, or bring your instruments for a musical jam. For more
information, call 608-337-4578.
Kickapoo Teen Drop In
July 10, August 14, September 11 at Echo Valley Farm.
October date, to be announced, will be held at the Kickapoo Valley
In November and December we will return to the Ontario Community
Stay tuned to the Facebook page for details! All
events are free.
June through October
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Hillsboro, WI
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
in Ontario, WI
30 to July 3
Women's Music Festival
You will find Echo Valley baked goods, jams, jellies, herbal products
and more at The Marketplace of the National
Women's Music Festival. See you there!
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 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