June 19, 2013
Issue No. 77
The Abundance Foundation News
 Weekend workshops, Bake Sale Saturday, and Harvest Abundance in July!
Dear Abundant Ones, 

We have a fundraiser bake sale this Saturday at Chatham Mills Farmers' Market from 8 AM- 1 PM! 
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Drop by for a popsicle or cinnamon roll, and pick up tickets to Harvest Abundance on July 14th and plenty of raffle tickets too! Tell your friends! Bring your neighbors! For more information on the amazing raffle & auction items, or to buy online tickets, click here
. More info below!

We have two local authors books out, Carol Hewitt and her adventures in Slow Money.  Just out Lyle Estill's anthology of "agents of change" with 14 author's stories.
See below and share your own stories with us! 

hot pink mimosa blossoms,

Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth 
The Abundance Foundation 
harvest abundance 2013 A fundraiser for Chatham Mills Farmers' Market & The Abundance Foundation

"Celebrating the Wild Plants and People  

of the Carolina Piedmont"

July 14th, 1-4 PM
Carrboro Commons (301 W Main St)

july 14 wild market    

Support your local herbalist 
& wild food forager at the monthly Wild Food + Herb Market.
*Subscribe* to the monthly 
Wild Food + Herb Market e-newsletter!

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 ongoing updates


Huge Thanks to Deano Pictures for capturing the evening of the Bringing It Home Premiere party....what a fun and educational night....again, thanks to all! 
On The Green Carpet at the Eco Industrial Plant
On The Green Carpet at the Eco Industrial Plant

Collective Biodiesel Conference:
Breckenridge Colorado

Aug 15-18, 2013
more details, click below

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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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.
Workshops @ Pickards Mountain

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 HERE. 

 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!!! 
Local Books @ Abundance!

Financing Our Foodshed Cover

To learn more or to purchase, click here.

small stories
The point of Small Stories, Big Changes is that individuals can make a difference. These writers are simply people like you and me. What differentiates them is that they have become activists. Perhaps you have taken action in the name of sustaining life on this garden planet. If so, we would like to know about it. Tell us your story here...(click here)