July 26, 2010 Issue No. 17
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Fall Workshops Galore!  Pecha Kucha is Wednesday night @ Flyleaf Books!
Dear Abundant People,

We think you'll really enjoy the fall lineup of workshops...stay tuned for more to come!  Summer makes you appreciate getting back to a schedule and routine in the fall (or not!).  Hoping you are having a relaxing and abundant summer....if you are in town, come see us at Pecha Kucha Night in Chapel Hill!
Pecha Kucha Night goes to Chapel Hill!  Flyleaf Books
Topics for this quarter's Pecha Kucha include:  The Roosters's Wife, Liberating the Recitivism Cycle, Happy 20th Birthday ADA, Does Grammar Drive You Crazy?, Free Food, Quanta, Slow, + more! 
Volume 7 Pecha Kucha held Wednesday, July 28th from 7-9:30 in partnership with the independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.  Doors open at 7, presentations begin at 7:30 and there will be time for discussion at the end. 
Edible Classrooms, Canning 101, Photovoltaic Installation
CatherineBegin the day with tea and muffins at Catherine's lovely home and garden, after which we will explore ways to enhance academic learning with real world activities.  During the course of the day you will learn how to:
click for more info or to register.

Canning 101 with Rachel Hoff, September 11.  
There is a huge demand for taking the abundance of summer, preserving and putting away for those cold winter months.  Learn with Rachel all the ins and outs.  If you'd like to be put on the waiting list, please email:  wow@theabundancefoundation.org

Back by popular demand, Photovoltaic Installation with Rebekah Hren, September 18 and 19th.  Interested in solar electricity? Start learning with this intensive two day class covering off-grid solar electric basics. Hands-on: students will help install a code-compliant 500 watt PV system on a small cabin.  For more information or to register: click here. 
summer lovin' and beach time,

Tamela Schwerin
The Abundance Foundation
September 25th:
Cooking from a CSA box!  Chef Sarig Agasi of
Zely and Ritz

Chef Sarig

Exactly what do you do with a huge box of zucchini and squash.  Or perhaps your box is stuffed with so much kale you can't see your kitchen counters...Chef Sarig will take an actual CSA box, whip up a fantastic meal and teach us tricks about using it all.
Email us if you want to be put on the waiting list:  wow@theabundancefoundation.org
People Highlight:
Camille Armantrout

 Camille came to Abundance serendipitously in 2008.  She and her marvelous husband, Bob came to this community...attracted by the sustainable agriculture, the biofuels project, the like-minded people and they made it their home.  She stepped in to help at Abundance when we had a death in the family and are we ever glad.  She is a detail person, she is a no nonsense person and she cracks the whip when necessary.  Literally, as she is a huge horse lover!  Camille has been working on a wonderful lineup of workshops, she keeps the bookkeeping in good shape along with Tracy and she runs the day to day. Camille is often the person returning calls and emails.  Thank you Camille for keeping things running smoothly!
August 21st
NC Stars in The Round - A Benefit for the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center

 A special night out at Shakori Hills! This benefit for The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center will feature GrassRoots favorite Holy Ghost Tent Revival, local surf/country rockers Jack Maverick & His Wild Rebels, and a circle of local stars sharing their songs made up of Greg Humphreys (of Hobex), John Howie, Jr. (of $2 Pistols), Katharine Whalen (of Squirrel Nut Zippers), Mary Johnson Rockers & more (other guests to be announced)...

Music starts at 7:30!  For more info or tickets,
click here.
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