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

JUNE 2016

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.

May

Image source: Noho




EVENTS

Meet the Echo Valley Hope Board
June 4, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm

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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:
608-337-4578.


Inside Peace
June 11 at 4:30 p.m. at North Division High School
1011 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI

Peace 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 content.

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, click here.


"Alive!"  
June 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.

Alive!


Tiny House on Wheels
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 608-337-4578.  


Kickapoo Teen Drop In
June 25, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm

Alive!

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 Dates:
July 10, August 14, September 11 at Echo Valley Farm.
October date, to be announced, will be held at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.
In November and December we will return to the Ontario Community Center.

Stay tuned to the Facebook page for details! All events are free.




WHERE YOU WILL FIND US: FARMERS MARKETS AND FAIRS

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 30 to July 3
National Women's Music Festival
in Middleton, WI
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! 




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 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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