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
Enjoy this newsletter and
all of the hope and efforts toward sustainable peace.
February 18 from 10AM
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
share how you
will honor the land this year. Lunch will be served around noon.
continue to share information important to everyone who drinks water...
Ag in the
Driftless Conference Offers Reminder to Examine Values
Watch the speakers
the "Industrial Ag in the Driftless" conference last month.
Image by Noho
FARMER'S MARKET AND FOOD COOPERATIVE
creating a food cooperative is starting a farmers market. So here we go!
Thursday evenings, May 17 through October 18
4 to 8PM at Cozy Nook Park (next to the Milk Jug Café)
courtesy of The
for everyone, with softball, music, cooking classes, children's
activities, art, and more.
or make their products are invited to vend.
planning and activities on the Ontario
Farmer's Market Facebook page.
Please let us know at 608-337-4237.
February 24, 25, 26
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.
helping out? We
can promise good food and good company!
Saturdays, Feb. 10 through Apr. 14, 11AM to 12PM,
at the Ontario Public Library (313 Main St in Ontario, WI)
Program consists of 10 free sessions, each focusing on a
are peace, appreciation, inner strength,
based on excerpts from Prem Rawat's speaking engagements.
Call 608-337-4578 for
WILL FIND US
11AM to 3PM
The region's largest local food celebration
& Farmers Market
9AM to 1PM
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Annual indoor farmers market
Let Kindness Win
blog, including writings from "Consider This" to life on the farm, to
reclaiming our humanity through efforts toward peace and
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
going in 2018.
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