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The Peace Warrior by Dena Eakles
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Paying Attention

To live without the need to justify choices that will inevitably cause harm to another…

We, here at Echo Valley, have made the decision to move away from the use of liquid propane. We recognize that it is no longer sustainable for us or for the planet. We no longer wish to participate in a system that is causing more harm than good, and we are willing to try new means to avoid causing harm to others or to the earth.

We recognize not everyone can make decisions such as this at this time, but we hope our efforts will help others to consider whatever small or large steps are appropriate for them to “live simply so that others may simply live” (Gandhi).

As our brothers and sisters take their stance at Standing Rock, we take these small steps to honor them and to stand with them. Keep oil in the ground. Love water, not oil. 

We must find new ways to energize this planet. We can use the money, the labor, and the materials to re-build a failing infrastructure. From Flint to Lafayette, and in small towns like ours throughout this country and the world, people are in need of help. It is time we stop the greed. It is time we stop the destruction. It is time we replace disregard with compassion and blind ignorance with courageous vision.

This is one drop of effort towards that end.

Be well and keep enjoying:


Echo Valley’s Yard Sale
September 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
14695 County Road F in Ontario, WI

Yard Sale

Help us buy a wood cook stove to offset the propane. Find furniture, books, kitchenware, tools, jewelry, cross country skiis (for women) and lots of miscellaneous stuff.

Winter Pantry with Lauren West
September 16, 12:30 pm at the Ontario Library 

Winter Pantry

We will discuss various techniques for long term food storage, including freezing, fermentation, canning, and more.

Cultivating Peace
September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm

In honor of International Day of Peace and in recognition of “a week of nonviolent actions to create a culture of peace” by Campaign Nonviolence, Echo Valley Hope welcomes you to our day of peace building. From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., join us for Qi Gong, great food, nature discovery, the music of Mark Adkins of Subvocal, and lively conversation.

Kickapoo Teens are welcome to participate in any part of the day.

Find more details here


Full spread
Image Credit: Nikole Verde

September 11
Wisconsin Dells Farmers Market (Facebook page)
From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
on the 700 block of South Oak Street
in Wisconsin Dells, WI

A weekly farmers' market will begin Sunday, May 14, 2017. 

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 

October 1 through 9
Fermentation Fest (website)
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
St. Patrick's Church, S8280 County Hwy G in Loreto, WI


October 21, 22, 23
Weaving on an Upright Loom and Natural Dye Techniques
Ages 12 and up.

December 3
Festive Felting
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

"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 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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