June 21, 2012
Issue No. 53

The Abundance Foundation's  Harvest Abundance Fundraiser + Pepper Fest Tickets Now on Sale!
O' Abundant Ones, 
Is July 4th really less than 2 weeks away? Are the figs already ripening and the peppers already changing colors? Well, hold onto your popsicles because it is officially summer time! 

Our Local Food and Renewable Energy Summer Camp is coming up on July 9-13th and we couldn't be more excited about all the amazing volunteers and educators involved. This is going to be a very memorable outdoor learning experience for everyone! Food, green energy projects, fort-building, tree ID'ing, medicinal herbs, music, art, dance, chess, and so much more! Check out the sample schedule here. 

Our Ambassadors of Abundance have committed to giving every month with any dollar amount ranging from $5 to over $100 in order to help us keep moving toward our mission. Please consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor, read more about the perks, and make your commitment here.

Why stop at the gas station for snacks en route to the beach when you can make your own
Summer Vacation Snack Bars! Register to reserve your spot before they fill up! 

Our workshop page now includes workshops hosted by more of our fiscally sponsored organizations, like Pickard's Mountain Eco-Institute, who have incredible workshops in store for the summertime. Check them out to the right.

Our goal is to bring sustainability to central North Carolina quickly, innovatively and while enjoying the journey.

sweet yellow peaches and sweet potato greens, 

Tami, Jenny and Mary 
The Abundance Foundation 

PS. Check out our list of upcoming events and activities!
Welcome, Mary!
We are so excited to introduce Mary DeMare as a new staff member of Abundance!

There's something about Mary.....
Mary comes to us with extensive experience in organizing, bookkeeping, running a tight ship and community building.  Mary will be doing all sorts of things from financials to fiscal sponsorship to workshop coordination.  And the best part is that she likes to dress up...so she fits right in.  
if you want to welcome her or have any questions! 
With all the July 4th festivities happening, we have postponed the next Pecha Kucha Night to August 6th, 2012! Get your presentations ready for submission by July 25th! 
Pecha Kucha August
We'll also be raffling off 2 gift cards- one  from the wonderful folks at Great Outdoor Provision Company and the other from Fleet Feet of Carrboro! Just $1 gets you a whole lot closer to some new summer gear! Look for our table at Pecha Kucha!

Click here for more info & view the sample camp schedule!
*It costs $300 to send a kid to camp* 
Donate a full scholarship, or any amount, for an underserved youth, here.

*We're still accepting registrations*
Register a camper HERE!

Is it getting too hot for you to run at 6pm?
Welp, drink more water and try to come out
anyway, because now we have RAFFLES to sweeten the deal.  See you Monday!
The Abundance Foundation 
 919-533-5181 * 220 Lorax Lane #5 * Pittsboro, NC 27312

The Abundance Foundation is a group of activists working to educate and empower the Piedmont about sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and local economy through hands-on workshops, community-building events and by actively engaging youth.
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Our Vision: The Abundance Foundation sees strong communities in harmony with nature, where all people are eating local and healthy food, using sustainable energy and enjoying a clean and vibrant environment.

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Tracking: The Art of Reading Stories
June 23 - 10 am-4pm @  Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill  


No Bake Beach Bars! 

Don't stop at the gas station for ding-dongs on your road trip-Learn to make vacation snacks that are easy and healthy!

Saturday, June 23rd @ 220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro 


Sparkling Waters Yoga Series 
Sundays in June - 10-11:30 am at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill  


Preparing the Summer Harvest: Cooking the Garden's Bounty  

July 7th - 9 am-12 noon @ Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill  


Forage & Feast 

July 14th - 2pm-7pm at Pickard's Mtn Eco- Institute, Chapel Hill  


Elderberries, the native super fruit!

With Rodger Lenhardt,   

Learn about harvesting and using! Workshop includes elderberry juice samples and bringing home elderberry cuttings!

Saturday, August 11th. 10am to 2pm. 

Email to reserve your spot @ 220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro.   


Fermentation for Life 
Miso Making - September 15th - 9 am-12 noon
Kim Chi Making - October 6th - 9 am-12 noon

at Pickard's Mtn Eco- Institute, Chapel Hill  


Mushrooms: Nature's Treats! 
September 8th - 10 am-12 noon

at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill  


Sustainable Beekeeping 

with Catherine Adamson

Saturday, September 8 

Email to reserve your spot @ 220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro


Water into Wine 
September 22nd at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill


Compassionate Listening
Saturday, September 22, with Jan Hutton at St. Bart's Church, Pittsboro  

 Email to reserve your spot.  


Wild Foods Weekend 

September 29th and 30th at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill  


Living Earth Ecology Plant Walk October 20th - 9 am-12 noon at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill. 


A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor, Whole Foods of Chapel Hill for donating the ingredients for our Cheesemaking and Bread Baking Workshops and another big *Thank You* to Larry's Bean's for their ongoing support! 


Register for workshops here

This Friday @ The Plant! 
  Check out the event on Facebook!

Join us for an evening fundraising event to benefit Chatham Mills Farmer's Market & The Abundance Foundation


Brendan and his talented staff at Oakleaf restaurant in Pittsboro will be generously providing the ambiance for the event and all food served will be created from fresh ingredients found at Chatham Mills Farmer's Market.


July 29th, 2012
4-9pm at Oakleaf
$40 per ticket until July 28
$45 at the door

Admission to the event includes:
 - Local food reception of heavy hors d'oeuvres  & dessert
 - Beer, wine, specialty cocktail & Non-alcoholic drinks 
 - Live music from local musicians. 
*Bar will be open to purchase other options. 


*Enter the raffle at $10/ticket to win prizes and experiences donated by Oakleaf, Chatham Marketplace, The Abundance Foundation, JNC Woodworking and more!


*Buy tickets at The Abundance Foundation table at the Enzymatic Party at The Plant on Friday, or on our website starting tomorrow!

Our 5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival
- Sunday, October 14th, 2012 - 
*Open Call for

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Become a 
Sustaining Monthly Donor and receive:
* Exclusive Invitation to the End-of-Year Gratitude Dinner
* Locally-made organic t-shirt OR puzzle (with $25/month commitment or above)