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February 2018


With spring just around the corner, winter has returned with gusto. While it is lovely to see, our hopes are on spring and the potential of seeds. Preparation of the soil will soon get underway and composted mule and sheep manure are great offerings we happily accept.

Shared efforts make the accomplishments sweet and gratitude toward one another genuine. Returning to the land, bringing back the garden, is what we can do. This symbiotic relationship is where health begins. It is a gift, not a burden. Life at Echo Valley is about remembering and living our potential as human beings on this precious Earth. And it keeps getting better...

Enjoy this newsletter and all of the hope and efforts toward sustainable peace.


February 18 from 10AM to 3PM

"A New Activism," as we see it, is about moving toward what we want. We will celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog by planning gardens, swapping seeds, and enjoying a meal together. Brown Earth Dog Year is a good year for the land and being upright and honest. It is about overcoming obstacles and seeing with clear vision (climbing mountains for a better view).

Come and share how you will honor the land this year. Lunch will be served around noon.
Everyone welcome.

Brown Earth Dog


Echo Valley Hope will continue to share information important to everyone who drinks water...

Industrial Ag in the Driftless Conference Offers Reminder to Examine Values

Watch the speakers from the "Industrial Ag in the Driftless" conference last month.

Consider This: Water

Image by Noho


Our first step toward creating a food cooperative is starting a farmers market. So here we go!

Ontario Farmer's Market
Thursday evenings, May 17 through October 18
4 to 8PM at Cozy Nook Park
(next to the Milk Jug Café)

Images courtesy of The County Line

This will be an evening for everyone, with softball, music, cooking classes, children's activities, art, and more.

Local people who produce or make their products are invited to vend.

Keep up to date with planning and activities on the Ontario Farmer's Market Facebook page.

Interested in helping? Please let us know at 608-337-4237.

February 24, 25, 26


Our dear friend, Andy McClain, will return to Echo Valley to put some finishing touches on our new commercial kitchen. 

This kitchen will be used to process our herbs, teas, apples, and more grown here on the farm.

We will be putting up an outdoor screen porch and new doors on the entrance, as well as moving our kitchen equipment into the new space.

Feel like helping out? We can promise good food and good company!

For more, call 608-337-4578.

Saturdays, Feb. 10 through Apr. 14, 11AM to 12PM,
at the Ontario Public Library (313 Main St in Ontario, WI)

The Peace Education Program consists of 10 free sessions, each focusing on a particular theme. 

The topics are peace, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, clarity, understanding, dignity, choice, hope, and contentment, based on excerpts from Prem Rawat's speaking engagements.

Call 608-337-4578 for more information.



February 17
Local Food Fair
(Facebook page)
11AM to 3PM at SentryWorld
in Stevens Point, WI
The region's largest local food celebration

March 3
Food Fair & Farmers Market
9AM to 1PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Reedsburg, WI
Annual indoor farmers market


Let Kindness Win is Dena's blog, including writings from "Consider This" to life on the farm, to reclaiming our humanity through efforts toward peace and sustainable/sacred living.


Echo Valley Hope is charting a path toward sustainable peace. The sun and the wind can supply our energy; gardens sown by loving hands can yield all that we need; water is life; and peace is possible. Simple truths hold viable solutions.

Keep us going in 2018. Your secure PayPal donations do help. Thank you to all who are supporting our efforts.

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