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

December 2017


Loving this place where people come together, share food, help one another, and take time to discover the preciousness of being alive. Oh, and then there is that sweet mule that shows up in the photos…


As 2018 comes hurling in, I am grateful for you, my friends, for your encouragement and kind words and for the bright flame of hope that refuses to be extinguished. Regardless of hardships and all that may come, we must remember this:

We love and are loved. We can and we will persevere.

This is a time of humanity rising.
It is our time to enjoy and to discover.

I hope to see you somewhere in the New Year.

Wishing you happiness and peace,



December 10 & 17
Cameron Park's Winter Market (Facebook page)
Sundays from 10AM to 1PM,
at Myrick Park Center
789 Myrick Park Drive
in La Crosse, WI

December 3
Aldo Leopold Holiday Bazaar (Facebook page)
9AM to 2PM at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Drive
in Monona, WI

December 16
Cashton Holiday Bazaar
9AM to 2PM at Cashton High School
540 Coe Street
in Cashton, WI


Coming Soon: Our new website will allow you to buy our herbal salves, teas, and lip balm online.
Until then feel free to contact us with your orders.

Call 608-337-4578 or email Lauren at laurenwestt (at)

Herbal teas: Tulsi, Korean Mint, Nettles, or Lemon Balm
Salves: Lavender Calendula, Comfrey, or Plantain Chickweed
Lip Balms: Calendula or Tulsi Calendula


Warm greetings! My name is Andi, and I am a WWOOFer here at Echo Valley. WWOOF is a worldwide movement of individuals who volunteer on organic farms. Some tidbits about me: I am 34 years old and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, one of eleven tribes here in the state of Wisconsin. I am a bachelor's and master's graduate from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and excited to learn all that I can here in rural Ontario as well as Echo Valley. I am learning about herbs and looking forward to canning and working with the farm animals.



On December 28 at 9AM CST, you can listen in to WDRT’s show Conversations to hear Andi and Dena discuss the relationship of the Ho-Chunk Nation to our local area, past and present.


December 16 from 10AM to 3PM

A New Activism

We come together because we need one another...and because it is time.
Sessions will run from 10AM until noon, break for lunch, and reconvene from 1PM to 3PM. We will meet the third Saturday or Sunday of each month. There is no cost. 

For more, call 608-337-4871 or visit the Facebook event page.


Dena's most recent blog post commends the strength of women, girls, boys, and men now speaking up.

Read "End Game" here.


Please take a moment to read a letter from the president of the educational and charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit, Echo Valley Hope.

Echo Valley Hope champions sustainable peace. The sun and the wind can supply our energy; gardens sown by loving hands can yield all that we need; and water is life.

Your secure PayPal donations help with costs and keep us going. Thank you to all who are supporting our efforts.


The Peace Warrior

From December 1 through January 31, 2018, all proceeds from The Peace Warrior will go to Echo Valley Hope.

You can buy it here or download the ebook for free.

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