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

August 2017



We weathered the flood with only a bit of road damage. Ontario took a heavy hit, and the increasing number of floods over the past decade leaves one wondering if this is the new norm.

Our new well will be running by week’s end. And we are making a way for Margaret’s tiny, off grid house to finally arrive!

There is a hint of autumn in the crisp, cool nights, but the days have been gloriously sunny and hot. The faint smell of apples in the orchard has begun! We are preparing our stations: the newly installed sinks, the apple press for cider, and the crocks for our delicious apple butter. Here we go!

When I spoke about transitions in the last newsletter, I didn’t realize it would include this: Jan is moving, and the land across the street from Echo Valley is going up for sale. We would really enjoy having friends living nearby, and there are numerous perks to the land, so if you are interested or know someone who might be, give us a call at 608-337-4578.

Late October we will be dismantling the drying shed and rebuilding it at Echo Valley. Handy with a hammer? We could use some help. Our good friend Andy McClain will be leading this construction project. We will also be converting the Johnny Cake Room to a commercial kitchen so that we can continue providing you with excellent teas and more. Tulsi will be our leading tea as we move to online sales over the next couple of months. You will also be able to purchase Korean mint, lemon balm, nettles, and perilla teas and our wonderful salves made with herbs from the farm.
Stay tuned!

Know of a good used hoop house? We are ready for one…

Swing by for a visit! The place is really hopping.



Fridays through October
Cameron Park Farmers Market (Facebook page)
Fridays from 4 to 8PM
at 5th and King Streets in La Crosse, WI

Enjoy local musicians at this weekly market.

Sundays through October 1
Downtown Dells Market (Facebook page)
Sundays from 9AM to 1PM
on the 700 block of South Oak Street in Wisconsin Dells, WI

A weekly farmers' market is in full swing. 

October 6 - 8 & 13 - 15
Fermentation Fest (Facebook page)
in southwest Wisconsin 
To see the schedule of events, visit Fermentation Fest's website


September 2, 3, and 4 from 9AM to 5PM
at E 14695 County Road F, Ontario, WI


If we don’t have it, you don’t need it!!!

Housewares, furniture, gardening, linens, tools, books, and much more. For more information, call 608-337-4578.


Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 15, at 1PM at the Ontario Public Library
Thursdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 16, at 6PM at Echo Valley Farm in Ontario, WI

Echo Valley Hope will again be offering The Prem Rawat Foundation's free 10 week Peace Education Program. Each program lasts about an hour and focuses on one of the following themes: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.

Call 608-337-4578 for more information.


... on your new adventures, Jan!



Dena is producing a short piece called "Consider This" that airs on WDRT 91.9 FM every Thursday at 5:30PM, CST. Listen live or stream it.

You can read each month's two-minute segment on her blog, Let Kindness Win.


Echo Valley Hope champions 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 or on our Facebook page.

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