July 24, 2013
Issue No. 79
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The Abundance Foundation News:  Harvest Abundance Party
and Wild Food + Herb Market
this Sunday!
Dear Abundant Ones, 

We had our Harvest Abundance dinner at Oakleaf restaurant on July 14th benefitting Chatham Mills Farmers' Market and The Abundance Foundation. 

It was a packed house with fantastic music from the Bucket Brothers and the Ragweed Brothers, incredible local food and desserts from Oakleaf, and a rip-roaring live auction thanks to Tucker and MacKenzie Withington, our outstanding auctioneers!

HUGE THANKS to our raffle donors, to talented Oakleaf restaurant staff and Brendan and Leslie Cox, to the bands, to our volunteers, and ALL OF YOU who came out to celebrate and contribute to our fantastic community of artists, farmers, singers, eaters, and cultivators of all kinds. You are the reason we're here!

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Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth 
The Abundance Foundation 
6th Annual Amazing 
Pittsboro Pepper Festival
a celebration of culture, color and community with farmers, local food and chatham county peppers
Early bird tickets, click here 
October 6th, 3-7 PM
Boulder Park in Briar Chapel, Chatham County, NC
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Call for VENDORS


Pepper Fest Volunteers needed!
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**Seeking Volunteer Coordinator and Head Volunteers. Interested? - email us!!
Want to help out as a general volunteer for Pepper Festival?
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Basehits, Homeruns & Strikeouts: 20 Businesses - By Lyle Estill - Pecha Kucha June 2013
Basehits, Homeruns & Strikeouts: 20 Businesses - By Lyle Estill - Pecha Kucha June 2013
To view all of the June 3rd Pecha Kucha's click here:

To sign up for the next PK, September 9th, email us with your topic + one image!
Wild Food + Herb Market
  August 4th, 1-4 PM
Carrboro Commons (301 W Main St)
"Celebrating the wild plants and people of the Carolina Piedmont"

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Support your local herbalist & wild food forager!
 Subscribe to the monthly 
Wild Food + Herb Market e-newsletter!
Visit our Facebook page for
 ongoing updates


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 with sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and local economy through hands-on workshops, community building events and by actively engaging youth.  

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Support our work by signing up to be a monthly sustainer!

A big *Thank You* to our workshop sponsor:

Larry's Beans 

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More this fall, including Seed Saving, Aquaponics and more!

Happenings @  
Pickards Mountain
  Earthen Plaster Workshop
July 27, Saturday
1-4 pm | $25
Create and apply your own Earthen Plaster out of clay, sand, and lime to transform an indoor or outdoor wall. Register

Elderberry Medicine Making
Saturday, July 27th
9am-12pm / $30
Come join us as we learn to craft fresh Elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) into tasty, safe, immune-enhancing medicine.  Elderberries grow wild in NC, and are used for treating the common cold and flu.

Sunday, July 28th:  Garden to Table lunch
12.30pm  Kenyan Chef Kabui invites you to join the Sunday morning garden harvest and collaborative community meal preparation.  More info here.

Sunday, July 28th:  Energetic Yoga with Hannah Byrum  9am-10.30am  Register

Sunday, July 28th:  Gentle Outdoor Yoga with Kathy Peillot  7.30pm-9.00pm  Register 


More Pickards Mountain events HERE. 

Summer Pots & Pizza Party!

to benefit Slow Money NC

Sunday, July 28th  5- 8pm 
at the Hewitt Pottery  424 Johnny Burke Rd, Pittsboro, NC

TO BUY TICKETS, click here!! 

All you can eat Capp's Wood-fired Pizza with local garden & farm toppings
Gluten-free pizzas thanks to Bella Donna Restaurant
Hot grilled barbecue wings from of Lilly Den Farm
Cheese tasting table from Celebrity Dairy 
& Goat Lady Dairy cheeses

Dessert table compliments of 

Angelina's Kitchen and Bella Donna's


  BYOB - we will provide cups and ice 10% of all pottery sales go to Slow Money NC

fast-paced auction of local Slow Objects, local food gift certificates, and once in a lifetime experiences.  www.slowmoneync.org      


Registration for Fall Semester begins now!
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.
Local Books @ Abundance!

To learn more or to purchase, click here.Financing Our Foodshed Cover
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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.

Local Meet the Authors Event @
Fearrington Barn:

August 11, 2pm more info here. 


Galloway Ridge 5k

 Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 9 AM

Galloway Ridge invites you to participate in the Galloway Ridge 5k walk/run benefiting Alzheimer's North Carolina, Inc. on


Alzheimer's NC's Mission:

Alzheimer's NC is dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals with dementia, their families and health care professionals while raising awareness and funding for research.


To register individually or create your teams please visit:



$25 for registration before August 28th and afterwards the cost is $30.


To make a donation make checks out to Galloway Ridge and include Alzheimer's NC, Inc on the memo line.  Alzheimer's NC is a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation and their tax identification number is 56-1501117. All donations are tax deductible.

Pat Richardson, Director of Community Relations, 642-6893,