Echo Valley Hope is
a 501(c)3 educational and charitable nonprofit advocating sustainable
living and supporting initiatives of peace.
Click here to read our monthly
Download a copy of
our fact sheet here.
How do we make
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
We are offering time
for people to gather together. We will celebrate, learn from, break
bread and support one another. We will plant the seeds of action.
Below are the 2014
Click here for more details on events. You are welcome to any
portion of the weekend. There is no cost to attend.
available at Echo
Valley Farm or in the local area.
16 - 18
Water and Shelter: Everyone’s Right
13 - 15
Rights, Human Dignity
11 - 13
First, Ending War
8 - 10
Annual Widening the Circle
19 - 21
of the UN-Declared International Day of Peace
10 - 12
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
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.
This year we will
debut our Summer Science Program for children grades 6-8. The
curriculum is being designed and will be directed by Dr. Julianne
Polito and will help children discover the local geology, the precious
resources of earth and water, and learn sustainable practices. They
will engage in community and consensus building projects and will
utilize photography, poetry, painting or other arts to depict what they
have learned. Parents and other family members will be welcomed to
participate in portions of the program. Contact us for more information.
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 2014 community garden project.
Echo Valley Hope is
a proud supporter of the Ontario Library’s community garden and
supports the Ontario Senior Meals Program and the Wilton Food Pantry.
We support the
efforts of The Prem Rawat Foundation in
“addressing fundamental human needs so
people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace and
prosperity.” (Click here for video.)
For a listing of
organizations that we support as allies in peace and sustainable
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monthly newsletter here. Click here for volunteer
Join our facebook
page Peace First and Ending War and
post your peace activities here.
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