The Abundance Foundation's
5th Annual Pepper Festival, Oktoberfest 5k, & Homegrown SWAP!
|O' Abundant Ones, |
Since last we wrote you, we have been hard at work organizing our FIFTH Pittsboro Pepper Festival. It will be the most amazing one yet (as it should be!).
We are ready to announce the incredible line up of local hot-shot chefs, food artisans, brewers, bands and sponsors that are all coming together with us to celebrate the ingredients of the Piedmont. Join us on October 14th for local food, music, beer, wine, and community all gathered in the name of sustainable agriculture research and education...and eating! Tickets here. Read more below...
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.
full moons and warm days,
Tami, Jenny and Mary
The Abundance Foundation
HOMEGROWN SWAP MEET!
| 3rd Carolina Brewery Oktoberfest 5k|
& Family Walk
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:00am start
Where: Powell Place, Pittsboro, NC
Schedule: 7:30am - Registration
9:00 am - Start
9:45 am - Kids' Fun Run 1 Miler (free)
10:00 am - Awards and Breakfast at Carolina Brewery & Grill
Price: $25 (includes the race, breakfast afterwards at the Brewery, t-shirt, & free admission to Oktoberfest event at the Brewery that evening)
To Benefit: The Abundance Foundation!
5th Annual Amazing Pittsboro Pepper Festival!
Celebrate the sustainable agriculture, local food and community of the Piedmont with our growers, chefs, brewers, food artisans, artists and musicians
...the main ingredient?
- Sunday, October 14th, 2012 -
Briar Chapel Community Park
Tickets just $25 until September 21st
Kids 12 and under free. No pets or farm animals, please.
Pepper Tasting! Bubbles, Kids Activities, King & Queen Crowning
Live music from...
Diali Cisshoko and Kairaba!
The Free States
Local Chefs, Food Artisans & Breweries:
18 Seaboard & Cantina 18
Bean & Barrel
Bobby's Water Ice
CCCC Natural Chef Program
Chapel Hill Country Club
Four Saints Brewing Company
Green Planet Catering
Heron's Restaurant @ The Umstead Hotel
Lilly Den Farm
Little Dippers Italian Ice
Mystery Brewing Company
Organics & Sounds
This & That Jam
The Granary @ Fearrington
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe
HUGE thanks to our 2012 Pepper Festival Sponsors:
Sanford Contracting, Inc.
The OpenNMS Group
Russell, Goetcheus & Associates
Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
McKim & Creed
The Joy of Movement
Whole Foods Chapel Hill
Sides, Seeding & Sod Company
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center
Southern Energy Management
Alicia Ravetto AIA
Central Carolina Community College
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Chatham Economic Development Corp
Chatham Mills Farmers' Market
Country Farm & Home Supply
Eastern Carolina Organics
Garlick & Murray Family Medicine
Hobbs Architects, PA
Kimley-Horn & Associates
Krombach, Dunn, Pappalardo & Turchetti
Lynn Hayes Properties
Lowe's Home Improvement
NC Hops & Roots
New Horizons Trading Company
Pickard's Mountain Eco Institute
Pittsboro Farmers' Market
Slow Money NC
Weaver Street Realty
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.
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.
with Catherine Adamson
Saturday, September 8th
Tuesday, September 18: Lunchbox Magic with Linda Watson held in Burlington. Keep those lunches exciting and on budget with Linda!
Fermentation for Life:
Miso Making - September 15th -
9 am-12 noon
Kim Chi Making - October 6th -
9 am-12 noon
at Pickards Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill
Mushrooms: Nature's Treats: September 8th-10am-12 at Pickards Mtn Eco- Institute, Chapel Hill
Saturday, September 22, with
Jan Hutton at St. Bart's Church, Pittsboro. Her practice have evolved from The Compassionate Listening Project's involvement with
Palestinians and Israelis in the
Middle East since 1990.
Click here to Register.
September 30th: Making Mead! with Starrlight Mead held in Burlington
Click to Register
Water into Wine, September 22nd
at Pickards Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill click to register
Wild Foods Weekend
with Natalie Bogwalker @ Pickards Mountain Sep 29 & 30th. click here to register.
September 29th and 30th at Pickards Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill
October 20th: Wine and Cheese Pairings with Laurel Shulman held in Burlington. Click here to register.
Living Earth Ecology Plant Walk
October 20th - 9 am-12 noon at Pickard's Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill.
More info, click here.
More Fall Workshops Coming! Sep 30th-Fermentation with Farmer Adam Fisher
Sep 29-Aquaponics with Mike Yablanski and Nancy Wisniewski
Oct 20- Soapmaking with Alan Russo
Oct 28-Meadmaking with Starrlight Mead
Nov 3-The Transformative Life with Ron Veitel & Jaime Powell
Nov 4-Walking the Wellness Aisle with Ron Veitel
Nov 10-Making Greek Chicken Soup with Angelina!
Jan 12-Backyard Chickens with Jim Adkins
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! Thank you to the Feather Foundation for their ongoing support!
Register for workshops here
Pecha Kucha Night
- November 5th -
*On the eve of Election Day*
Doors open @ 6.00
Presentations begin @ 6.30!
Want to present at Pecha Kucha?
Email us your presentation title & a photo of you/your topic BY OCTOBER 26th. Presentation slide shows due to email@example.com no later than Nov 2nd!
See you Monday!
...Feel passionately about our mission?
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)
Calling all carpenters, plumbers, electricians!
One of our partner organizations, Pickard's Mountain Eco-Institute (Chapel Hill), is working on a commercial kitchen project. If you are interested in helping them by volunteering your time and valuable skills, please contact Megan Toben at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your generosity!!!
Construction on the Abundance Nature Trail is coming along...
Thanks to the UNC Center for Public Service for helping us launch our Abundance Nature Trail!