The Abundance Foundation's
Earth Day 5K, Chef Challenge, Aquaponics, Fungi, Wild Herb Pesto Workshop, Financing Our Foodshed, Hemp Documentary + more!
|Dear Abundant Ones, |
This spring is in full swing; gardens are growing, fruit trees are shooting out baby leaves, and windshield wipers are necessary for pollen removal.
Due to popular demand, we have ANOTHER aquaponics workshop
coming up, as well as a double-header of Fungi 101 workshops
so you can learn all about GROWING YOUR OWN! Kim Calhoun is putting on wild edibles and there is a free solar workshop
at Pickards Mountain! Read on!
Thank you, Woods Charter Envirothon! The Chew + Swallow
film festival was enlightening and all
proceeds went to Abundance! Thank you for organizing a great event. Y'all rock!
Huge thanks to Top of the Hill for an amazing Bootleggers Banquet that is sure to be an annual tradition. Full photo journalism is on our facebook page!
Chef Challenge is this week from April 15-19, followed swiftly by the Briar Chapel Earth Day 5k this SATURDAY April 20th!
blankets of pollen and fuzzy fig leaves,
Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth
The Abundance Foundation
April 20th, 2013 @ 9:30 AM
*NEW USATF COURSE*
At the 5k: Live DJ + TS Designs T-shirt
5k After Party:
Live music | Vintage Hwy
Food | Parlez-Vous CrÍpe, The Parlour,
Great American Meltdown
Beer | Carolina Brewery
|Corn hole, bocci ball, horseshoes
Fun|Plant seedlings to take home +
high-gravity beer tasting with Carolina Brewery
Kids' Activities| Scrap Exchange & Morehead Planetarium
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
David Weekly Homes
Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP
Lynn Hayes Properties
Great Outdoor Provision of Chapel Hill
Fleet Feet Carrboro
Whole Foods Chapel Hill
Duke Center for Living
All proceeds go to
The Abundance Foundation
Our very own Carol Hewitt published Financing Our Foodshed....
short video about whether we should open the box of books or not...
We are so proud of Carol and the work she has done with Slow Money NC. She writes about the stories of Slow Money NC and how this project took off in North Carolina after meeting Woody Tasch. Over $600,000 local dollars invested later....she comes out with a book and she keeps on going!
Stories of passionate individuals working on local food and sustainable agriculture and each loan makes the local economy that much stronger.
Chatham County Chef Challenge
We believe that the lunch staff have an incredible role and responsibility to help serve our children the healthiest meals possible and we want to help provide them all the tools and experience needed to get there.
Studies show that kids learn better if they are eating fresh, from-scratch meals. Healthy meals comprised of whole, unprocessed ingredients also help kids avoid obesity, stay active and greatly reduce the risks of becoming diabetic or attaining many other preventable diseases plaguing American children today.
Chef Challenge Week is this week! Chatham County cafeteria staff will be using seasonal and local ingredients on lunch menus of all 17 Chatham County Schools.
Monday, April 15th - Local Sweet Potatoes
Tuesday, April 16th - Local Tomatoes
Thursday, April 18th - Local Apples
@ The Plant
The Abundance Foundation offers Sustainability Tours at The Plant (220 Lorax Ln, Pittsboro) covering topics on renewable energy and sustainable food systems including:
Piedmont Biofuels and Piedmont Biofarm are our amazing partners for Sustainability Tours.
Perfect for school groups, scout groups, clubs, classes, meet-ups, and more!
Book your tour here:
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
April 25th @ Varsity Theatre
Join us April 25th at 6pm for an evening of
thought provoking environmental shorts, 15 films shown at the Varsity in downtown Chapel Hill.
Benefit for Spoke'n Revolutions, a WONDERFUL youth organization doing amazing work.
Tickets can be purchased @ The Abundance office, Townsend Bertram in Carrboro or online: http://trianglewildandscenic.brownpapertickets.com/
The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us: email@example.com
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.
Become a member
A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor:
In an age of rising populations and diminishing oil reserves, how are we going to feed ourselves? Aquaponics, a self contained, sustainable system for growing fish and veggies is one answer! These backyard food systems are one easy way to grow some of your own food.
Join Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg for an introduction into the world of aquaponics. During this hands-on workshop, Mike and Rachel will show you how to build your own backyard system. Just add plants, fish and water and you will be taking another step down the path to self reliance!
We've got two mushroom growing workshops coming up!
Join the amazing Tim Keim!
Learn all about how amazing mushrooms are, and then inoculate your own log with Shiitake mushroom spores to take home!
With Kim Calhoun Tuesday, May 14 6pm-8pm
Learn how to make friends and food with the weeds in your home "yarden" as we meet and eat some of the abundant wild edibles of the NC Piedmont.
In this enchanting and empowering evening plant walk, we'll celebrate the full bloom of spring as we wander the fields and woods edge around the
Abundance Foundation in search of common weeds to create delicious wild greens pesto together. To register, click here.
"Celebrating the Wild Plants and People
of the Carolina Piedmont"
Join us for the next one on May 12th, 1-4 PM
The Wild Food + Herb Market e-newsletter will be sent out monthly featuring vendor spotlights, market updates, original wild food recipes, and local workshops, classes, and events to learn more about wild foods, native plants, herbalism and more!
Subscribe to the e-newsletter!
Free Community Solar Workshop @ Pickards Mountain-April 27, 10am-1pm
Learn about the Community Solar model with Giles Blunden, a pioneer in solar energy and low-impact communities. Two community solar projects were launched in Carrboro last year: 3.6 kilowatts at the Arcadia cohousing community and 5 kW at the Carrboro Farmers Market. Another will be installed this year at Pickards Mountain: 35 kW on the south-facing barn roof. You can join this project or start one at your favorite nonprofit. Meet the people behind the Arcadia and Farmers Market projects. Tour Pickards' existing 100 kW photovoltaic system. Hear an update on the state of solar technology and financing, and learn how you can join the community solar movement.
To register, click here!
BRINGING IT HOME a new hemp documentary coming Spring 2013
Bringing It Home Documentary; a documentary about Industrial Hemp, healthy houses and a greener America by
Linda Booker &
May 17, 7.00pm-10.00pm
@ The Plant 220 Lorax Lane Pittsboro
Music by Circle City, cash bar, Hemp appetizers before the 1 hour screening.
The fun will begin on the
with the hemparazzi and you're encouraged to wear your hemp garments and accessories!
Q&A with the filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door.
Save the date!
Pittsboro Pepper Festival!
October 6th 2013
by The News & Observer's
@ The Abundance Foundation's Healing Herb Garden
Tuesday April 30th @ 2 PM
Come help us bring the herb garden back to life! Bring water, sunscreen/hat and gloves if you'd like!
|The lovely folks at TABLE are looking for art & craft vendors for their April 20th event! Get in touch with them for an application today!
Proceeds go torwards emergency food aid for hungry Carrboro and Chapel Hill Children.