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Echo Valley Hope, a educational and charitable nonprofit, hosts classes on sustainable living and gatherings for peace at Echo Valley Farm. Sustainability classes are free, and are noted below. Please call (608) 337-4871 to confirm your attendance.

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2015 Peace Initiatives

How do we make peace?
Any way we can.

We acknowledge the very real possibility of peace and believe that the effort required is a simple one. We believe each and every one of us holds that possibility and that the walls dividing us are of little consequence in light of all we commonly share.

From August 16 to 23, 2015, Echo Valley Hope will be proud supporters of Peace Week Milwaukee 2015. This will be an opportunity for all peace and sustainability organizations to celebrate and to raise the voice of peace.

Echo Valley Hope offers time for people to gather together at Echo Valley Farm. We celebrate, learn from, break bread with and support one another. We plant seeds of action.

Below are the 2015 peace gatherings. Click here for more details on events as they become available. You are welcome to Saturday only or for the entire weekend. There is no cost to attend the gatherings. Accommodations are available at Echo Valley Farm or in the local area.

The links to the monthly topics are for your information. The conversations are guided by the participants present at the gatherings.

Click here for an Invitation to Echo Valley Hope's Peacemaker Gatherings 2015 (PDF to share).

January 17 Creating Beloved Community
February 14 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
March 21 Honoring the UN World Water Day
April 18 The Land We Love - Celebrating Earth Day
May 16 Food, Water and Shelter: Everyone's Right
June 13 Peace First, Ending War
July 11 Human Rights, Human Dignity
August 1 10th Annual Widening the Circle
September 19 Celebration of the UN Declared International Day of Peace
October 10 Harvest Fest
November 14 Changing Our Story
December 19 Festival of Light

We support the efforts of The Prem Rawat Foundation in "advancing fundamental human needs so people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace and prosperity." Watch Citizens of the Earth.

2015 Advancing Sustainable Living

We believe our relationship to the earth is primary to our humanity. We support all efforts to protect the earth and ally with all organizations promoting legislative protection and peaceful reclamation.
You can read our Environmental Stewardship Pledge here.

Echo Valley Hope offers free classes in sustainable living at Echo Valley Farm. Click here to see the wide range of offerings and for the upcoming schedule.

Local people are invited to work a parcel of land as a community garden. Gardeners can grow food for their families and share the harvest with others. Contact us if you are interested in the 2015 community garden project.

Echo Valley Hope is a proud supporter of the Ontario Library’s community garden and WWOOF.

For a listing of organizations that we support as allies in peace and sustainable living, click here.

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Join our facebook page Peace First and Ending War and post your peace activities here.

In Appreciation,
The Board of Echo Valley Hope

Cassi Effing, Indianapolis, IN
Dena Eakles, Ontario, WI
Eduardo Del Signore, Los Angeles CA
Joyce Firestone, Miami FL
Kathy Dancy, McCullom Lake, IL
Lauren West, Ontario, WI
Meg Novick, Albuquerque, NM
Melissa Gordon Rhine, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Phelps, Houston, TX