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AUGUST 2016

Something's Working

Soon we will bid adieu to four fine young men who journeyed from their homes in Taiwan to intern with us for the month of July. People come and go from Echo Valley. It was built for that. And with each coming and going we are all made richer.

I have called this place and all of the activities here an experiment. It is an experiment in coexistence. It is an experiment in the creation of consensus. It is an experiment in learning from the land instead of imposing upon it.

The playbook we follow is kindness. The rules are simple and two-fold: respect yourself and all else, and live as consciously as you can.

I am strengthened by the words of the people who come here and find comfort in our simplicity, peace in our efforts, and a path toward their own individuality. It is the fuel that keeps this project going.

As I witness the destruction, hatred, and violence that is shattering relationships, communities, our nation, and our world, it gives me pause, but I never doubt the possibility of peace. It takes courage to overcome our natures of fear, self-doubt, shame, anger, and the like, but it can be done. What is left for us then is quite simple and life affirming. What is left when our bowls are empty is love.

As long as I live, I will not turn my back on that. And as long as Echo Valley lives, people of peace and lovers of the earth and of humankind are welcome.
Let it be our turn.

- Dena

July

I am very glad to visit Echo Valley Farm. I started to learn how to live in nature. Living as consciously as you can, don’t let doubt defeat your beginner’s mind. Thanks all.
Shang / Roger

The thing that inspired me most is the respect of life. People coming from different places, countries and backgrounds sharing brilliant times and learning respect, I think this is life in color.
Yu / Oscar

Everything, even a tiny plant can be my teacher. They teach me how to be a patient person. It has been a very meaningful and memorable summer for me. My appreciation.
- Ping / Allen

What I like about Echo Valley are the people. They are friendly and treat me like family. I think the people make this place fantastic.
Bing / Peter

The conversations and wisdom, which live in abundance at Echo Valley, will live inside of me for years to come.
- Kinley




EVENTS

Kickapoo Teen Drop In
August 14 at Echo Valley Farm

Alive!

Find details for this and upcoming dates on the Facebook page. 

Tiny House on Wheels
August 26, 27 at Echo Valley Farm 

Tiny House

Help put in windows and the door, and start siding!

Peace Week Milwaukee
August 14 - 21

PWM

Learn more about this event on Peace Week Wilwaukee's website.




WHERE YOU WILL FIND US: FARMERS MARKETS AND FAIRS

Full spread
Image Credit: Nikole Verde

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, 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 





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 15th year. Created to give people a chance to learn from the land and one another, we are transitioning into a sustainable farm consisting of 95 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. Contact us.

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