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JULY 2016

Summertime and the Living is Easy...


Summer is in full swing. The goats are living in the valley and are enjoying romping through new fields. Baby ducks are nearly as big as mama, while another mother waits patiently on her nest…


The rains are bringing back lush green, and the heat, as you can see from Augie-Dog, is amped up too. Beauty the mule has taken to walking around and socializing with all of us, and some of the sheep are way past due on their haircuts…but everything in its time, and the time is ripe for enjoying.

The Tiny House project has two more sessions July 16, 17 and August 27, 28. The roof is up, and in July we will be putting in windows and a door and beginning to add the siding. Special thanks goes out to Andy McClain for the supervision, help, and the effort to keep us on schedule.

Tiny House

To all of our WWOOFers and friends who helped out in the spring, the 125 newly planted trees are thriving, and the gardens are providing beautifully. Thank you!

And for all you Baby fans, she had twins – pics soon we hope.

It looks like the two nights of frost may have taken out much of this year’s apple crop, so we will be looking forward to processing some new items this year for sale and winter storage. Life is full of unexpected surprises creating opportunities to make new beginnings and re-learn old tricks. We are looking forward to new friends coming this month from Taiwan and a few more from here in the States. The cultural exchange at Echo Valley is rich and rewarding, and people interested in sustainable living and peace are welcome.


July 21, 6:00 p.m. at the New Lisbon Library, 115 W Park St in New Lisbon, WI

Alive! is the name of the monthly conversation we have begun at the New Lisbon Library. This is a chance for everyone to come together and to talk about what is going right, how we can make things better in our lives, in our families, and in our communities. There is no cost to attend.

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


Giving a chance for teens to discover local mentors in the arts, trades, farming, environmental stewardship, and more. The Kickapoo Teen Drop In began in January 2016 and is held monthly. Everyone welcome. 

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.


The World Needs You 

Peace First and Ending War

There is a need for critical mass in order to bring change. You are welcome to end silence on the possibility of peace. Please find the conviction in your heart to overcome doubt, and let us rise as one voice for all that is still possible. Consider giving voice to this idea whose time has come. Join and participate in our Facebook page

And please consider becoming a partner to World Beyond War.



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. 

Occasionally 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

You can also find our products at Whitaker's Farm Fresh Market in HIllsboro.

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! 

"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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