The Abundance Foundation's Conference on Farming Strategies for Today's Changing Climate, Valentine's Evening Wine & Cheese Soirée + more!
|Dear Abundant Ones, |
Our year is going gangbusters so far. Our upcoming agricultural adaptation conference for farmers and researchers this Friday is really getting a lot of attention and will prove to create a lot of buzz. We can't wait to see the end result of the day.
Dr. Laura Lengnick of Warren Wilson, one of our keynote speakers, and Tami will be on WUNC's State of Things this Thursday @ noon! The Indy is possibly doing a cover story of the conference due out in the February 13th Issue, too.
Other things to look out for!
- Want to learn to pair wine and cheese perfectly?! Register for our couples' Valentine's Evening Wine & Cheese Soirée on February 14th 7-9pm >>-------->
- Sustainable Food + Energy Summer Camp - for ages 8-14 from June 24-28, 2013 - Registration is open!!
- Wild Food + Herb Market coming March 10th at 1pm!
- BioBus with Pickards Mountain to rally against Keystone Pipeline in DC on February 17th.
Read more on all these below!
farmers and scientists,
Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth
The Abundance Foundation
Sustainable Food & Energy
Where does our energy come from? What is good food and how do we make it?
Explore these questions and learn creative ways of answering them at sustainability summer camp!
- harvest and prepare a delicious lunch together each day
- Learn basic mechanical skills w/ bicycle upkeep & repair
- Learn basic carpentry with a green building project
- Make your own biodiesel and learn about solar energy
- Practice repurposing + reuse through crafts and art
- Learn about local economy + co-op business models
- Forage for wild fruits & can your own jam!
- Learn to grow & make your own herbal medicine
- REGISTER HERE
June 24-28th, 2013
The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
a Monthly Sustainer
A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsors, Whole Foods of Chapel Hill
and to Larry's Beans for their ongoing support!
Valentine's Day Wine & Cheese Soirée
with Laurel Schulman of Hillsborough Cheese Company
Learn to pair wine and cheese perfectly!
Looking for something unique and special (and educational!) to do with your significant other on Feb 14th?
$75 per couple includes plenty of wine and cheese
February 14, 2013 from 7-9pm @ The Plant Kitchen at 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro!
The Transformative Life
with Ron Veitel & Jaime Powell
Saturday, March 2, 10am-2pm in Pittsboro
Through various activities including
movement and writing, become more intimate with your own body and connection to food while exploring the spiritual significance of the foods we eat.
From these activities, distill practical, easy-to-apply, life-enhancing steps for creating healthy eating habits and thinking patterns around food that can dramatically transform your life as you move into 2013.
We're excited to introduce...
Opening Day is March 10th, 2013 at 1 PM!
The Wild Food + Herb Market coming to Carrboro will be a "farmers" market featuring foragers, herbalists, wild food cultivators and local plant educators in the North Carolina Piedmont, and the first in the country! The Wild Food + Herb Market will provide wild food and medicinal herb enthusiasts a place to buy, sell, trade and gather with others interested in wild foods and herbs.
The Wild Food + Herb Market will be held monthly from March to November on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 PM at Carrboro Commons. The market is currently seeking
sponsorships and vendors for the market.
The Market is being launched with support from
BioBus Adventure to Rally against Climate Catastrophe
February 17th to DC with Pickards Mountain: EMAIL to save a seat:
It's time to take a stand against the Keystone XL pipeline, a dangerous and destructive project that would pump over one million barrels of dirty "tar sands" oil from Canada to the USA every day. The oil in the Keystone pipeline could poison drinking water, threaten the communities it runs through,
and wreck the climate.
But there's good news: the Keystone XL pipeline cannot be built without a "presidential permit" from the Obama Administration. Let's turn up the pressure to make sure President Obama rejects the pipeline.
"Unmasking Inequities: Building Toward a More Just Food System for All!"
A Free Lecture
by Food Justice Advocate Maya Wiley
February 27 at 7 pm
at the Durham Armory (220 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701)
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the NC Agricultural Foundation Inc., are proud to announce that Maya Wiley will deliver CEFS' Annual Sustainable Agriculture Lecture on February 27 at 7 pm.
Facilitation Training Workshop
by Maria and Joe Cole
Have you ever been to a meeting that was efficient, productive, and fun? How can facilitation better serve your organization, business, or community and revitalize your group process? In this training, participants will learn facilitation skills that lead groups to better results while deepening our purpose and connection. Open for all skill levels.
Learn and Practice:
· Cooperation and Consensus
· Facilitator Roles and Responsibilities
· Planning and Prepping for a meeting
· Working a Complex topic
· Facilitator's Toolbox: Managing the Meeting
· Working with Emotional Energy and Conflict
· Evaluations: Working with Feedback
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chapel Hill, Arcadia Common House