credit: Jan Kenyon
With the advent of spring,
nature provides a clue into our desire to be fulfilled. It is hard to
hold back joy as we explore the life that surrounds us. Very grateful
to live in a community that opens its doors to guests. Very grateful to
the people who come and enjoy the offerings here. Echo Valley Farm
welcomes you to explore the wonder and the beauty of sustainable living.
credit: Miro Castańeda
Wisconsin Conservation Congress
10 at 7PM in Each County in the State
Have your voice heard on the rights of nature. There is a public DNR
hearing and meeting in each county in Wisconsin. Find more information
on the DNR website.
WILL FIND US: FARMERS MARKETS, FAIRS, AND MORE
Case for Glasses
Saturday, April 22
Annual Spring Craft Show
9AM to 3PM
at Cashton Elementary School Gymnasium in Cashton, WI
Check out our baked goods, salves, teas, and fiber arts.
Sunday, April 30
11AM to 5PM
at Myrick Park/Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse, WI
The 9th annual Earth Fair is hosted by Coulee Partners for
Sustainability, La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse Area Family YMCA,
and the Earth Fair Committee. This free family event will have
activities for everyone.
May 5 through October
Park Farmers Market (Facebook page)
4 to 8PM
at 5th and King Streets in La Crosse, WI
Enjoy local musicians at this weekly market.
May 14 through October
9AM to 1PM
on the 700 block of South Oak Street in Wisconsin Dells, WI
A weekly farmers' market will begin Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Kickapoo Teen Drop In
from 3 to 6PM at the Ontario Public Library
This week: Mexican Food! We will be making tamales! We will also be
making felted beads and buttons and sharing music. Everyone welcome.
Free. Visit the Kickapoo Teen Drop In on Facebook
for more information.
On May 21 we will have a day hike and picnic at Wildcat Mountain State
Park. Details coming soon.
Paulette Moore presents "The Spirit of Standing Rock"
June 16 in
Viroqua, WI (Location and times TBA)
Paulette Moore will present her film, followed by updates and
discussion on Standing Rock. This event is free.
Kahsto'sera'a Paulette Moore is an Artist/Filmmaker in Residence at
Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. Moore is Kanien'keháka
(Mohawk) of mixed Native and British heritage and an enrolled member of
Six Nations of the Grand Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Moore spent two
decades based in Washington, DC, working as a director, producer, and
writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, ABC, and other
national and international media outlets.
Paulette Moore presents "To
Wisconsin, With Love"
11AM to 5PM at Echo Valley Farm
Join documentarian Paulette Moore in a presentation of her film, "To
Wisconsin With Love," at Echo Valley Farm. You are welcome to a
conversation on what has been learned in environmental justice
movements, what are the next steps, and the importance of indigenous
media. This event is free. Lunch will be provided for $7.
To Wisconsin with Love
Moore on Vimeo.
2016 Moore collaborated with Northland College students and the north
woods community to create a companion film to the mining movie titled
"From Wisconsin with Love." This film focuses on the spiritual,
economic, physical, and legal aspects of the act of harvest from the
perspective of Ojibwe prophecy and practice.
Echo Valley Hope will
continue to post up-to-date information on Facebook, and on our newly
redesigned and easy-to-use website.
Look for updates on Standing Rock, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Keystone XL,
and other nonviolent efforts to halt pipelines, as well as efforts
toward environmental justice, sustainability, and peace.
Valley Hope is sharing the work of people who understand that the
simple solution is to love and honor the Earth; that the sun and the
wind can supply our energy; that fields sown by loving hands can yield
the bounty needed for human survival; and that water is life. Find our
most recent updates on Earth Loving.
Listen to "Update on Standing Rock: What Happens Now?"
on WORT FM's A Public
Affair with host Esty Dinur and guests Rebecca Kemble,
Dena Eakles, and Kahstosera'a Paulette Moore.
Read about Dena's account of her most recent visit to