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Dear Friends,

Thank You! to all of our supporters, past and present. Your support has allowed us to engage people in sustainable living practices and in the possibility of peace.

This year we are on course with our focus to support local farmers and the local community. Our end goal is to see the formation of a food cooperative but for now we are helping to create a farmers’ market in Ontario. The goal is to improve the quality of food available to local people, to support local farmers and crafts people and to encourage intergenerational activities. You can visit the Facebook page to see how it is progressing.

Another special activity is a farm exchange with friends from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. As you may know, Pine Ridge is the home of the Oglala Lakota. It is the eighth largest reservation in North America and one of the poorest. We will begin with bee keeping and cover as much as we can about sustainable farming practices in the time that we will be together. It is our hope to have a lasting and symbiotic relationship, learning and supporting one another.  We are happy to assist in their movement towards food sovereignty and energy independence. Hopefully, this will be the first of many exchanges.

Lastly we will continue our monthly gatherings, the third weekend of each month giving people a chance to come together to dialogue and to create possibilities of peace and good will. The meals are always a bonus! Check our Facebook page for upcoming dates.

Thank you again for your support. We remain 100% volunteer as we move into our 13th year.

Best Wishes,

Dena Eakles, founder, Echo Valley Hope