August 22, 2012
Issue No. 57
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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 

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Details & Updates HERE
 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


Come Hungry!

Kids 12 and under free. No pets or farm animals, please.

Cash Bar


Pepper Tasting! Bubbles, Kids Activities, King & Queen Crowning


Live music from... 

Diali Cisshoko and Kairaba!

Justin Johnson

The Free States


Local Chefs, Food Artisans & Breweries:

18 Seaboard & Cantina 18

Angelina's Kitchen

Bean & Barrel

Benjamin Winery

Bobby's Water Ice

CCCC Natural Chef Program


Capp's Apizza

Carolina Brewery

Chapel Hill Country Club

Chatham Marketplace

Crook's Corner


Edible Earthscapes


Four Saints Brewing Company

Galloway Ridge


Green Planet Catering

Heron's Restaurant @ The Umstead Hotel

La Residence

Lilly Den Farm

Little Dippers Italian Ice

Lucky 32

Market Restaurant


Mystery Brewing Company


Organics & Sounds

Six Plates

This & That Jam

The Granary @ Fearrington

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Virlie's Grill


HUGE thanks to our 2012 Pepper Festival Sponsors:

  briar chapel

Sanford Contracting, Inc. 


Jalapeno Sponsors

The OpenNMS Group 

Russell, Goetcheus & Associates 




Tobago Sponsors

Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP 

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association 

CE Group 

Eco Products 

Larry's Beans

McKim & Creed 

The Joy of Movement

Whole Foods Chapel Hill 

Sides, Seeding & Sod Company 

Shakori Hills Community Arts Center 
Southern Energy Management 


Pimiento Sponsors

Alicia Ravetto AIA

Burt's Bees


Central Carolina Community College

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Chatham Economic Development Corp

Chatham Mills Farmers' Market

Country Farm & Home Supply

Eastern Carolina Organics

Farmer Foodshare

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

O.Henry Hotel

Pickard's Mountain Eco Institute

Pittsboro Farmers' Market

Pittsboro Toys

Piedmont Biofuels

Piedmont Grown

Sixth Sun

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.
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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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Sustainable Beekeeping  

with Catherine Adamson

Saturday, September 8th  

220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro
**My child, went to this  
workshop and came home and 
started keeping bees!  

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

Compassionate Listening 

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 29-Aquaponics with Mike Yablanski and Nancy Wisniewski 
Sep 30th-Fermentation with Farmer Adam Fisher
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 no later than Nov 2nd!

 See you Monday!
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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 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!