August 22, 2013
Issue No. 80
Aug 22 2013
The Abundance Foundation News:  Pecha Kucha
and Pepper Festival!
Dear Abundant Ones, 

Summer is moving quicker than a fruit fly to a fig tree. Funny how we were wearing sweaters last week in the middle of August and we still have yet to have a heat wave this season. 
Well, we are moving fast too as we plan our 6th Annual Pepper Festival for October 6th from 3-7 PM at Boulder Park in Briar Chapel! Tickets are cheapest now at $25, and go up on Friday, September 13th.
Grab 'em now if you can plan that far ahead! You'll be glad you did. 

We also have Pecha Kucha on September 9th, and it will be a fabulous night of story telling and laughter, idea-sharing and listening, and eating and drinking. Doors open 6 PM/ Presentations start 6:30 PM. $5 at the door.

figs and fruit flies,

Tami, Jenny, Mary & Beth 
The Abundance Foundation 
6th Annual Amazing 
Pittsboro Pepper Festival
A celebration of sustainable agriculture,
farmers, renewable energy,
       and the creativity of the Piedmont's
Chefs, Brewers and Artisans!

October 6th, 3-7 PM
Boulder Park in Briar Chapel, Chatham County, NC
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Briar Chapel 
Piedmont Biofuels 
Sanford Contractors
David Weekley Homes
Open NMS
McKim & Creed
Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP
CE Group
Central Carolina Community College
Larry's Beans
Lynn Hayes Properties
Shakori Hills
Southern Energy Management 
Weaver Street Realty
Whole Foods Market

Wild Food + Herb Market 
September 1st, 1-4 PM
Carrboro Commons (301 W Main St)
"Celebrating the wild plants and people of the Carolina Piedmont"

View the 5 minute spot on UNC-TV here: 


Visit our Facebook page for
 ongoing updates


Central Carolina Community College
Abundance Foundation
are proud to announce the
Sustainability Speaker Series! 
(held at the Pittsboro CCCC Library) 
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September 26th 7pm, John Graybeal, fresh from the Al Gore Climate Reality Conference, will present "Global Warming:  History, Causes, Effects and the Future."  His presentation will use several sources, including a Powerpoint from the Conference that describes the non-human, natural forces that have produced climate change in the past, the human forces that are causing global warming now, the actual and anticipated effects of current global warming and the conclusion that human-caused global warming can be and must be stopped."

October 24th 7pm,
Donald Addu Founder/President of the Triangle Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby. Presents, "A Carbon Tax: Economics, Energy and the Environment." Donald's presentation will discuss the impacts of climate change and how a revenue neutral price on carbon will help generate economic opportunity for rural North Carolina. What are the environmental, agricultural and health impacts of climate change along with how a price on carbon will benefit North Carolinian's.

November 21st 7pm, Lyle Estill and Authors of Small Stories, Big Changes, Agents on the Frontlines of Sustainability.  Salon Discussion with authors and attendees.  



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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Celebrating and educating about local food, renewable energy and community resilience. 
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bringing it home
Bringing it Home Movie Durham Premiere TONIGHT!
6 & 8pm
Industrial Hemp, Healthy Houses and a Greener Future for America.  Tickets are here.
Wild Edibles
with Kim Calhoun!
September 10th, 6-8pm
@ The Plant/220 Lorax Lane
To Register:  click here
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Seed Saving and Advance Plant Breeding
with Doug Jones of Piedmont Biofarm
September 22nd, 9am-3pm
@ The Plant/220 Lorax Lane
To Register:
click here 



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Wild Fermentation with Liane Salgado
September 28th @ The Plant/220 Lorax Lane.  For the waiting list, please email: 
Historically important before widespread refrigeration as a way to preserve abundant foods from grains and vegetables to dairy, beans, meat and fruit, fermented foods are part of the traditional diets of cultures all over the planet. Many commonly eaten foods and beverages are fermented. Fermentation provides live friendly probiotic bacteria into our diets, which hundreds of scientific studies demonstrate to be beneficial to human health.
Taste and learn the process for Sauerkraut, Kimchee, Yogurt, Kefir and Sour doughs like Injera. Space limited to 15 students.

More this workshops coming this fall, Backyard Chickens, Aquaponics and more!

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So much going on at PMEI! herbs
Herbal Medicine Making-tinctures, elixirs, and syrups Workshop:
August 24 @ PMEI. 
To register:  click here

For complete list of yoga, garden lunches, storytelling, more workshops, events, click here 
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  Join us September 9th for our 15th PK!

Colbey Reid:  Is Your Cocktail a Cosmopolitan Fetish?: Surrealism, Anthropology, and the Case of the "Aphrodisiac Dinner Jacket"

Other Presenters:

Geoffrey Neal:  fedback, looped, signed: somethings suggested by a long experiment, anonymous texts from decades past, words catching up with words and images at the bottom, some hint of ecstasy, signs about signs, cracks in the matrix, no answers

Tami Schwerin:  The Facebook:  stress, envy, addiction, revolution, promotion, community

Doug Lorie:  Disgruntled Teacher Storms into Refrigerator and Eats Food!

Lyle Estill:  Credit and Creditability

Dan Shields:  A Roll in the Hay
Local Books @ Abundance!
Small Stories, Big Changes
Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability


Local Meet the Authors Event @
Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh:
Thursday, August 29, 7.30pm

For Carol Hewitt/Slow Money/Financing our Foodshed events:


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?
Community Run! 
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 

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To register individually or create your teams please visit: 


$25 for registration til August 28th, afterwards $30

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