April 30, 2013
Issue No. 74
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The Abundance Foundation's 
 Aquaponics, Fungi, Wild Herb Pesto Workshop, & Hemp Documentary
Dear Abundant Ones, 

Jenny is out of town having an adventure in New Orleans and typically we do newsletters together...so I can slip in Donna Summer lyrics this time...

It really is your last chance for awhile to sign up for Aquaponics...we don't know when the next one will be and we are welcoming past attendees and new registrants as we have made room in our warehouse to project and fit up to 50 folks.  Intro will be covered as well as a deeper level of knowledge.

Tim Keim held a fantastic fungi workshop this past Sunday and the next one is in Burlington, Sunday...still have a few slots open.  Fungi 101 : learn all about GROWING YOUR OWN

Kim Calhoun is putting on wild edibles wonder walk, Tuesday, May 14th...if you've never had weed pesto, you haven't lived....

Pickards Mountain has: 7 day cobb extensive workshop in the works....April 28-May 4.  Also, a cobb oven building may 11 & 12 and living ecology walk may 18th....see more below.

 We want to thank all the volunteers that helped out for the Briar Chapel 5K along with Briar Chapel and our Sponsors...really crucial in keeping our programs going.  We are so grateful.

fresh april rains & frog songs ,

Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth 
The Abundance Foundation 
Upcoming Workshops @ Pickards Mountain
chickweed Coming Up:  7 Day Natural Building Intensive Workshop, April 28-May 4th.
"Cob" is a natural building material consisting of mud, straw, and clay.  Participants will leave this workshop with a thorough understanding of building with cob, and the skills and confidence to build your own home. The week is hands-on, but will include brief presentations and discussions during meals and breaks.
Cob Oven Building May 11 & 12 Participants will build a cob oven from foundation to finish over the course of two days. This workshop will be mostly hands-on, with brief presentations and group discussion on oven design, cob basics, and how to shelter your oven (the roof will be completed before workshop).

Join us with beloved local naturalist Gary Phillips as we explore the fields, meadows, forests, and lakesides to discover the living wonders of our incredibly diverse bioregion.

*photo credit, Juliet Blankspoor


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HUGE THANKS for an amazing community event!
Photos & Results are on
(Photographer Jon Young)
Thank you, Food trucks!
 Parlez-Vous CrÍpe, The Parlour,
 Great American Meltdown
Carolina Brewery
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
Briar Chapel
David Weekly Homes
Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP
CE Group
Lynn Hayes Properties
Great Outdoor Provision of Chapel Hill
Fleet Feet Carrboro
Whole Foods Chapel Hill
Duke Center for Living
 O2 Fitness
BRINGING IT HOME a new hemp documentary coming Spring 2013
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 &  
Blaire Johnson

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. 

More info or tickets, click here!
The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us:

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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Sustainer Campaign begins in Earnest!

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Jenny and company are working on building our foundation of support with $5, $10, $20 + a month...have you ever said "I'm so glad Abundance is here working on sustainability issues"?  You can help by signing up.  You won't even miss it. 
It's easy, click here


A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor:

Larry's Beans 

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May 4th, 9am-2pm
To register, click here.

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!

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We've got two mushroom growing workshops coming up!  
Join the amazing Tim Keim!
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Learn all about how amazing mushrooms are, and then inoculate your own log with Shiitake mushroom spores to take home! 

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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.wild herb pesto hand drawing


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"

 May 12th, 1-4 PM

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