May 30, 2013
Issue No. 76
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The Abundance Foundation News
 Pecha Kucha Night, Wild Food + Herb Market, and Harvest Abundance!
Dear Abundant Ones, 

Coming up on Monday we have a very special Pecha Kucha Night at Top of the Hill's Back Bar at 6 PM- we'll have 7 incredible Presenters and a discussion directly afterward.  We'd love to see you there!!
(see below for topics)
Please join us for this incredible evening THIS MONDAY!  (june 3)

"Pecha Kucha provides the perfect runway to discuss why storytelling and learning in a creative community setting can be transformative."  Michele Berger

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The premiere party for the hemp documentary
"Bringing It Home" was held at the Plant the Friday before last and boy was it a BLAST! We had over 200 folks arrive by pedicab,
tractor, and old fashioned biodiesel cab to the walk the green carpet and celebrate industrial hemp.
For lots of photos, check out our facebook page!! 

elderflower and honeysuckle tea,

Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth 
The Abundance Foundation 

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Anne Tazewell
A Note of Hope: Secret Agent to Earth Mother
Ryan Finch
The Giggle Within

Trip Overholt
The Quintessential Sustainable Homestead

Geoffrey Neal
Alterego: words & images & otherthingsinside

Lyle Estill
Homeruns, grandslams, and strikeouts; 20 businesses

Gary Philips & Paul Richmond
Positively Men
Cecil Yeatts, III & Stephanie Yeatts
The Shoes We Fill

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Group discussion afterwards lead by Michele Berger!
Michele Tracy Berger is a creativity coach, writer, and associate professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her non-academic writing has appeared in The Chapel Hill News, Ms., The Feminist Wire, various zines, and Western North Carolina Woman. She has a coaching practice called The Creative Tickle(r) and is on a mission to 'tickle everyone's genius awake'.
  A fundraiser for Chatham Mills Farmers' Market & The Abundance Foundation
The Abundance Foundation 
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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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A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor:

Larry's Beans 

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Seed Saving and Advanced Plant Breeding Workshop

with Doug Jones

 Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC


Join farmer Doug Jones for a primer on seed saving with an option to stay another two hours for advanced seed saving. Learn how to use the gift that keeps on giving! 


Basic Seed Saving & Crop Improvement: 9am-1pm

Basic + Advanced Seed Saving & Plant Breeding:  

  • Hands-On Demonstration of Simple Seed Saving
  • Techniques-salad greens, cilantro, tomatoes, peppers & more!
  • Basic Botany useful for success in seed production: self-pollinators vs cross-pollinators
  • How to improve and adapt varieties to local conditions



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Whole Food Approach to Weight Loss

with Jenni Grover & Jenelle Wass

June 22, 2013 3-5 PM

220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC


There are so many weight loss fads and gimmicks that come and go.  Learn how to eat fresh, nutritious, local foods and lose weight doing it. These skills and eating habits will not fade, but last a lifetime. Learn how to shop effectively at a farmer's market, how to make meal plans that include seasonal foods, and how to sustain a "real foods" diet.


Realistic Nutrition Partners was created to offer a practical, evidence-based approach to healthy eating.Jenni Grover MS RD LDN and Jenelle Wass MS RD LDN are Registered Dietitians who believe that it is ok to love your food.


Register Here


Registration for Fall Semester begins
June 3rd!

919-545-8036 or click here

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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.

"Celebrating the Wild Plants
and People 

of the Carolina Piedmont"

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


Subscribe to the 
Wild Food + Herb Market e-newsletter!

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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!



Workshops @ Pickards Mountain
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.  

More Pickards Mountain events:   

 Pepper Fest Volunteers needed!  
 If you'd like to HELP US PLAN this year's 6th Annual Pittboro Pepper Festival taking place in October, shoot us an email!

**Seeking folks that love a party, that love creating an event....we need planners, creators and visionaries that are passionate about local food and renewable energy!!! 
Collective Biodiesel Conference:
Breckenridge Colorodo

Aug 15-18, 2013
more details, click below