May 14, 2013
Issue No. 75
Bringing It Home Premiere
The Abundance Foundation News
Industrial Hemp Documentary Premiere & Walk the Green Carpet, 
  Wild Pesto Workshop, Pecha Kucha and more!
Dear Abundant Ones, 

The Abundance Foundation held our annual Board & Advisory Retreat this past weekend and discussed our objectives for this year and new projects we're strategically planning. It was a fun, exciting day of visioning....and a few of us went off the rope swing! 

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We're a lively bunch with a serious mission!

Kim Calhoun is putting on wild edibles wonder walk Tonight...if you've never had wild weeds pesto, you haven't yet lived....

ox eye daisies and strawberry salad,

Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth 
The Abundance Foundation 
About 4 years ago, we held Mark Barroso's documentary premiere about the wonderful Paperhand Puppets and we had a wildly great time walking the green carpet, Chatham County style. 

It's time to do it again and we want YOU, our celebrities to come support Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson in their first showing of the completed 55 minute movie about industrial hemp. 

Dress festively of course, bring a blanket or chair and come to Lorax Lane, Pittsboro this Friday @ 7.00pm!

video from Mark and the Puppets event:
"A Puppet Intervention" world premier in Pittsboro, NC
We hope you can join us to celebrate and learn and support our talented, food and a lot of fun + movie! 

To buy tickets and more info, see below!
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 by Bear Creek Brews, Hemp appetizers before the 1 hour screening. 

More info or tickets, click here!

Special thanks to Jay Pierce of Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Piedmont Biofuels, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Angelina's Kitchen, Greenway Transit Services, David Anderson, Jamie Hager, Gary Thompson, Mark Barroso, Gary Phillips, Gabe dePaz, Amy Brooks,
Michele Werley, the Hemp Volunteer Team,
Roadhouse, Food Fairy, Bella Donna, Dave Simmons, Chatham Marketplace and St. Barts!
Workshops @ Pickards Mountain

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.   


Vitality, Energy, Life giving, Strength. All of these are words used to describe adaptogenic herbs and their effects on the body and spirit. Learn how you can incorporate them into your everyday life. We will also discuss herbs for stress reduction and explore other methods for maintaining a balanced lifestyle with Ricky Bratz.

Cooking the Garden's Bounty, June 22, 9am-noon: 

We begin in the garden, harvesting what is ready. We visit the shiitake logs and the chicken coop, gathering mushrooms and eggs. As our basket fills, we see our menu taking shape.  

The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
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The Abundance Foundation is a group of activists working to educate and empower the Piedmont with sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and local economy through hands-on workshops, community building events and by actively engaging youth.

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June 3rd!

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Offering Degree and Non-Degree programs in: 
Sustainable Agriculture      Sustainable Technologies 
Renewable Energy            Green Building 
Biofuels                           Natural Chef 

Recipient of the 2012 American Association of Community College's "Green Genome" award for
Best Sustainability Program Offerings in the country.

A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor:

Larry's Beans 

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With Kim Calhoun 
Today! May 14 6pm-8pm (few more spots available)

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.  



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pecha kucha june 2013

"Celebrating the Wild Plants
and People 

of the Carolina Piedmont"

 June 2nd, 1-4 PM
Carrboro Commons (301 W Main St)

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 ongoing updates


Tuesday June 18, 8.00pm
Seminars at the Oasis @
Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro

"From Quirky to Sexy to Evil and
Back Again"

Lyle Estill, V.P. of Stuff for Piedmont Biofuels will talk about his journey toward sustainability

Join us for an intimate discussion @ the newly opened coffee/tea/wine house!