October 23, 2012
Issue No. 62
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Abundance Foundation's DIY workshops, Pecha Kucha + more!
O' Abundant Ones, 

We had a blast at the 5th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival and hope you did too! Thanks for coming out en masse and supporting the sustainable small farmers, the creative chefs, brewers and food artisans, and celebrating the flavor of all the beautiful PEPPERS of the Piedmont with us!    
Pepper Fest Photos here! (Thanks JY Visuals!)
! (fill it out and you could win a weekend getaway at the
O'Henry and free Burt's Bees stuff!)

Want to learn to make medicinal alcoholic beverages? Or just really delicious beer? We have a Beer-brewing Workshop and a Mead-making Workshop coming up fast (this weekend)! Register to reserve your spot before they fill up!   

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

In gratitude, 

Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth
The Abundance Foundation 

PS. Check out our list of upcoming events and activities!
  November 5th, 2012
(day before Election DAY!) 
Top of the Hill's back bar in Chapel Hill
Come enjoy a night of local food & drinks with Innovative, energizing presentations! 
$5 at the door
Have a concept you feel 6 minutes & 40 seconds worth of passion about?  
Submit your exciting & important  idea by emailing pknpbo@gmail.com. Slides are due for review by Thursday, November 1st.
Transplanting Traditions
 Community Farm
This Sunday October 28th, 2012 ; 4-7pm

*Live Traditional Karen folk music and dancing
* Traditional Karen appetizers with food sourced directly from the farm, hot roselle tea, hot cider, & other libations
* Short presentation on Burma, the refugee experience & Karen culture presented by Karen youth at in the farm  

*Photography & essays from this summers Karen youth photovoice project and UNC Journalism student Vanessa Patchett's photo essay project documenting the project and the bounty of the 2012 farm season

Where: At the Farm 4 mi outside of Carrboro
Detailed directions at 
Tickets: Buy tickets online at 
Tickets are $20 the day of the event and $15 if bought ahead. Children under the age of 12 are free and welcome.


The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
The Abundance Foundation is a non-profit 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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Beer Making, in Pittsboro, Saturday, October 27, 12pm-4pm, with Kevin Lindley

Mead making with Ben and Becky Starr, of Starrlight Mead, in Pittsboro, Sunday, October 28, 12pm-4pm.  Go home with a gallon of mead!


The Transformative Life, in Pittsboro with Ron Veitel and Jaime Powell, Saturday, November 3, from 10am-2pm.


 A Walk Down the Wellness Aisle, Sunday, November 4, 10am-12noon in Burlington with Ron Veitel.


 Angelina's Chicken Soup , Saturday, November 10, 12noon-2pm.  Learn how to make Angelina's famous chicken avgolemono with Angelina!


Canning 101, with Ali and Ben from This & That Jam, in Pittsboro, Sunday, November 11, 11am-3pm.  Participants will learn to make a Eastern European Beet Jam.


Beyond the Lightbulb, in Pittsboro with Adrienne Bashista, Saturday, November 17, from 10am-12noon.


Homemade and Homegrown Food (and stuff) SWAP! in Pittsboro. Sunday, December 9th - 2 - 4 pm.  Get together with your neighbors, fellow gardeners and DIYers and SWAP! (What we swap is going to depend on YOU!) Pre-registration required **FREE**


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 Beans for their ongoing support! 


Register for workshops here

5th Annual
 Pittsboro Pepper Festival!


carnival cut out pepper

Wednesday, October 24th is National Food Day
celebrating healthy, affordable and sustainable food for all.
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We'll be at 
Chapel Hill Food Day from 11am-1pm to celebrate!
 Come say hey!