July 10, 2012
Issue No. 54

The Abundance Foundation's
Pecha Kucha, Harvest Abundance Benefit + Pepper Festival Tickets Now on Sale!
O' Abundant Ones, 
We hope this message finds you safe, cool and well-hydrated; it has been a very trying past couple weeks of heat and humidity! May you find yourself very near a pool/pond/river to remedy any of your wilting woes! We also recommend lots of watermelon slushies, and cucumber-tomato-basil salads!

Our Local Food and Renewable Energy Summer Camp is this week! Thanks to your donations and generous support of this program, we were able to offer scholarships to 18 underserved and at-risk youth from Chatham County to attend our summer camp! Harvesting & cooking meals, green building, wild plant ID'ing, foraging for summer fruit, medicinal herbs, music, crafts, chess lessons, and lots of sprinkler time! Check out the camp 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.
Our goal is to bring sustainability to central North Carolina quickly, innovatively and while enjoying the journey.

silverberries and thunderstorms, 

Tami, Jenny and Mary 
The Abundance Foundation 
harvest abundance
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 Farmers'  Market.


July 29th, 2012
4-9pm at Oakleaf


$40 per ticket until July 28
$45 at the door
Tickets available online, at Chatham Mills Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 8am-1pm, or any day at The Abundance Foundation.

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 ($10/ticket) to win
prizes & experiences donated by Chatham Marketplace, The Abundance Foundation, JNC Woodworking, Hewitt Pottery, Chatham Mills Farmers' Market, Parlez-Vous CrÍpe, UnWINEd, Starrlight Mead, Dutch Buffalo Farm and the GRAND PRIZE: a private dinner for 8 prepared by Chef Brendan of Oakleaf


**Raffle tickets may be purchased at Chatham Mills Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 8am-1pm, at The Abundance Foundation, or at the Harvest Abundance event on July 29th!** 
**Raffle winners will not need to be present at the dinner, so anyone can buy a ticket!  We anticipate there being over 12 raffle prizes, so folks have a good chance of winning something!



Thanks to the following folks for their ongoing support:
Pecha Kucha Night - August 6th!
Get your presentations submitted 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! 
Walking Fish CSA
 The Walking Fish Cooperative is very excited to announce that shares for the 2012 Summer Community Supported Fishery are now on sale. The season will run for 6 weeks beginning July 10th and ending August 14th. We have two delivery locations in Raleigh! We will be at the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot (2723 Clark Avenue - intersection with Brooks Avenue) from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and then at Duke Raleigh Hospital (P1 South Parking Garage, next to the lower entrance) from 5:00 to 5:30 pm.

A community supported fishery (CSF) is based on the community supported agriculture (CSA) model. A CSF involves pre-payment by consumers for a 'share' of fresh, locally harvested seafood (i.e., a set amount of seafood generally picked up by the consumer on a weekly or bi-weekly basis). Just as CSAs can encourage sustainable and profitable farming practices, CSFs have the potential to do the same for fishing.

This initiative takes root in the belief that people - whether they be coastal fishermen or local consumers - play an important role in creating solutions to the social, economic, and environmental challenges we face. The goals of this project are simple: to foster economic opportunities, to cultivate healthy communities, and to encourage environmental stewardship.

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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Forage & Feast 

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


Planning a Fall/Winter Garden: July 28th - 10 am - 2 pm - Terri Gardner, Instructor
Extend your growing season this year by planting a Fall garden! In North Carolina's climate you can have a luscious garden all the way into winter! Kale, chard, brussel sprouts, lettuce, spinach,carrots, beets, and fava beans are just a few of the plants you can enjoy as the air gets a little cooler. Join Terri Gardner and The Abundance foundation to learn season extending practices based on organic companion planting, crop rotation, and permaculture principles.  $ 40 includes lunch, $ 30 without    220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro 

Emailwow@theabundancefoundation.org to reserve your spot! 


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

Our 5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival
- Sunday, October 14th, 2012 - 


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* Exclusive Invitation to the End-of-Year Gratitude Dinner
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Summer Camp is this week!!

Click here to view the camp schedule!
We thank all the folks that helped send kids to camp as well as the volunteers and the organizations that are instructing the kids!!  Thank you very much for making this such a success!
Thank you:
Green Door Design/Build
Southern Energy Management
Piedmont  Biofuels
Piedmont Biofarms
Barber & Barber PLLC
Hispanic Liason
Chatham County Together
all the folks that donated to the camp!!! 

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!