September 2, 2010 Issue No. 19
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3rd Annual Pepper Festival!  Edible Classroom, Canning 101, PV Installation, & Cooking from a CSA Box + Locopops and More!
Dear Abundant People,

No Ordinary Times...the title of a book about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt but actually describes our current day. Hurricanes, crazy economics, crazy politics, war, floods, miners underground in Chile, hottest summer in history, crop failures, and people doing the best they can to get by.  We are seeing a lot of interest in our D.I.Y. Sustainability Workshops and we'd like to thank Larry's Beans for sponsoring them.  They roast a mean coffee bean and they share our passion for sustainability.  Thank you to the folks in Raleigh at Larry's Beans! and thank you all for your interest and support of local food, renewable energy and community!
The Amazing 3rd Annual Pepper Festival! Oct. 3rd
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October 3rd, 4-7pm, come out to celebrate local food, sustainable agriculture, Piedmont Biofarms 40+ pepper tasting, 12 local Chef's creations, Triangle Brewery's pepper beer, dance to Holy Ghost Tent Revival and have some fun!  Early tickets are $15 each!!  To buy tickets, click hereA Special thank you to our Sponsors for making this happen:  Briar Chapel, EcoFry, Whole Foods, Capital Bank, Chatham Marketplace, Larry's Beans, openNMS, Piedmont Biofuels, Triangle Brewery, The Sustainable Agriculture Program @ CCCC, & Weaver Street RealtyWe are excited to see the local pepper dishes of18 Seaboard, Angelina's Kitchen, Carolina Inn, Chatham Marketplace, Chipotle, Crook's Corner, The General Store Cafe, Lucky 32, Market Restaurant, Mez, The Natural Chef Program of CCCC, and Zely & Ritz!
Late Shift @ The Plant with The Naked Gods
September 25th

Join us for another evening of outdoor music and outdoor pizza in the new woodfired oven!  Tickets are just $5 advance and $7 at the door.  To purchase tickets, click here.
Special Tour, Sep. 11th
tourIn partnership with Del Turner of Organizing for America, The Abundance Foundation and Piedmont Biofuels are holding a special tour of the Eco-Industrial Park...tour and discussion begin @ 4.30, Saturday, Sep. 11th.  Focus will be action items of what to do to increase Sustainability in YOUR HOUSE NOW!   "Where We are, Where we are Going, What to do until we Get There!"  If you are not sure about how to get started in energy efficiency, come on out for tour and let's talk about it!  220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC.
the calm before the storm,

Tamela Schwerin
The Abundance Foundation
September 4th: Parents and Educators: a few spaces left for Edible Classroom:
September 11th: 4 more spaces for Canning 101 with Rachel Hoff:
September 18th & 19th: Building small scale off-grid Photo Voltaic with Rebekah Hren, 8 spaces left:
September 25th:

Cooking from a CSA Box!  Chef Sarig Agasi of
Zely and Ritz
, 5 left!
Chef Sarig

Slow Money & Locopops Sep 4th 4-6pm

We'll be at the Chapel Hill Locopop Store Sep. 4th from 4-6pm.  In celebration of Locopops 5th Anniversary, Slow Money is the beneficiary and 100% of proceeds go to the project!  Come out and eat some locopops on a hot Labor Day!!!  231 S. Elliott Rd. Chapel Hill.

**If you are interested or know of folks interested in being a part of this project on the investor or the borrower side, please let us know!  Accepting applications for Slow Money Local Food Projects!!

People Highlight: 
Emily Boynton,
Newest Board Member!


We are very excited to
welcome Emily Boynton to The Abundance Foundation Board of Directors.  Her experience as past Associate Director of SEEDS in Durham will offer a lot of help as Abundance grows!  Emily has two little boys and lives in Chatham County.  Her sunny disposition is sure to take Abundance to new heights!

September 18th, Linda Watson, Cook for Good at Chatham Marketplace, cooking for less than $2 a day!
For more information, click here.       

Building our local foodshed, modeling renewable energy and inspiring community.