The Abundance Foundation's
BIG DIY Workshop Weekend + Oktoberfest 5k this Saturday!
|O' Abundant Ones, |
We have a race this weekend! It's the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest 5k put on by Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro. Come run, eat brats and currywurst, and enjoy a beer this Saturday, September 29th!
We also have 3 DIY Workshops this weekend!
Fermentation - the oldest (tastiest & most nutritious!) method of food preservation - register here
Mead-making at the Burlington Co-op - turn honey + water into honey wine! register here
Aquaponics - grow yr own fish & veggies at home! - register here
A little under 3 weeks until Pepperfest! Want pepper hype jalapeņo face 24/7? Follow the buzz on Twitter at #PBOpepperfest.
We have PRE-Pepper Entertainment on Friday, October 12th 7.30 at Davenport Winkleperry Pittsboro with Death, Love & Rock & Roll...a touching and funny one-man-act paired with storytelling & live music. More info below.
Our goal is to bring sustainability to central North Carolina quickly, innovatively and while enjoying the journey.
chestnuts and barn spiders,
Tami, Jenny and Mary
The Abundance Foundation
Look at these majestic people wearing these majestic crowns made by Chatham artist Julia Kennedy!
Pepper King and Queen Crowns unveiled! Those who sell the most Pepperfest tickets will be crowned.
Follow Pepperfest Updates on our Facebook
Follow the Pepper Trail! #PBOpepperfest on Twitter
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!
FEATURING OVER 35 CHEFS, FARMS, BREWERIES, FOOD ARTISANS FROM DURHAM, CHAPEL HILL, RALEIGH, GREENSBORO AND PITTSBORO!
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
Advance tickets $30/ $35 at the door.
Kids 12 and under free. No pets or farm animals, please.
Pepper Tasting! Photo booth, Bubbles, Kids Activities, Pepper King & Queen Crowning Ceremony
Live music from...
Diali Cisshoko and Kairaba!
The Free States
+ Vegetable Circus
Local Chefs, Food Artisans & Breweries:
18 Seaboard & Cantina 18
Bean & Barrel
Bobby's Water Ice
CCCC Natural Chef Program
Chapel Hill Country Club
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
Transplanting Traditions Farm
Sunday, October 28 4pm
TTC Farm at Triangle Land Conservancy's Irvin Nature Preserve
Tickets are $15 and include:
-Traditional Karen Burmese hors d'oeuvres with
ingredients sourced from the farm and hot cider
-Live traditional Karen Folk music
-Presentation about Karen culture and Burma
Tickets and info:
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.
Sep 30th-Fermentation with Farmer Adam Fisher in Pittsboro
September 30th: Making Mead! with Starrlight Mead held in Burlington
Click to Register
Sep 29-Aquaponics with Mike Yablanski and Gregory Louie in Pittsboro
Wild Foods Weekend
with Natalie Bogwalker @ Pickards Mountain Sep 29 & 30th. click here to register.
Kim Chi Making - October 6th -
9 am-12 noon
at Pickards Mtn Eco-Institute, Chapel Hill More info, click here.
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! 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!
Nov 17-Beyond the Lightbulb with Adrienne Bashista
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
Friday night Performance, October 12
7.30pm @ Davenport Winkleperry in Pittsboro. More info & tickets, click here!
Thanks to our Fiscally Sponsored Partner Organizations for coming out to the Plant last Thursday for a fun idea-sharing lunch. Thanks to Angelina's Kitchen for catering!
We're happy to be working with you all,
Raleigh City Farm
Slow Money NC
Pickard's Mountain Eco-Institute
Harvest Connect Timebank
Deep River Clean Water
New Merch Cabinets!
We have a beautiful new cabinets handmade by Diane Swan to hold all the local crafts, handmade soaps, sustainability books we have for sale!
This is where you can buy Abundance Foundation t-shirts, Sorghum syrup & honey, Piedmont Biofarm CSA and Piedmont Biofuels coop subscriptions, Pepper fest tickets, and that homesteading book you've been looking for, IN PERSON @ the Plant on Lorax Lane in Pittsboro.
Come check it out in the community kitchen after a free Tour of the Eco-Industrial Plant every Sunday @ 1pm!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Nov 2nd!
...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)