December 5, 2013
Issue No. 88

O Abundant Ones,

We're entering peak crock pot usage time of year and increasing our root vegetable consumption. Bundle up and put on another kettle of water!

As you seek out alternative gifts for your loved ones, consider donating to our INDY Week Give Guide campaign! You'll get Videri chocolate, Bandido's taco, Pizza from Lilly's Pizza, Larry's Beans bag of coffee beans, and more, all for giving $35 and above through DEC 31! We are so grateful for every little bit that help sustain our farm to school program and our farming adaptation conference in 2014.

Our next Pecha Kucha Night is on Monday, January 6th. The line up is solid, including topics like dumpster diving, a brief history of education, food waste, and more! Check out the line up! 

evergreens and winter greens,


Tami, Jenny, Beth, Laurel & Charlotte
The Abundance Foundation 

Enter our New Tagline Contest!

As you can see by our professional new look, we're ready to get serious about what we do! We are on a mission to sum up what we do in just a few witty words, but we need your help.


If you write the winning tagline for us, you will win a free pass to any upcoming DIY workshop, to use in 2014!


Entries are due by January 15th.


 Click here for more info about the contest and how to enter! 

Want to donate to support a local, 

community-focused non-profit? 


We need your help in sustaining our

 farm to school program and our climate adaptation program for farmers in 2014!

Your chance for alternative holiday giving:



 and receive:
1 lb bag of Larry's Beans Coffee*
Chocolate bar - Videri Chocolate Factory
Small cup of coffee - Bean Traders
Taco - Bandido's
Slice of pizza (up to 4 toppings) - Lilly's Pizza
Biscuit - Flying Biscuit


The mission is to motivate giving from all people and from all corners, but especially from locals ages 18-35. To help achieve this, the Triangle Community Foundation has stepped up with $5000 for friendly competitions. The organization in each category raising the most from donors 35 years or younger will receive an additional $1000. 
*Donate $35+ and you'll get a 
FREE bag of Larry's Beans Coffee too! 
(Choose between Holiday Blend or Decaf Twilight Blend) 
Thank you for partnering with us, Larry's Beans!

Cafeteria Man 
Screening & Discussion 
with Tony Geraci  
January 13    3.00-4.30pm
CCCC in Pittsboro

As part of our ongoing work to bring more fresh, locally-grown food into our local school cafeteria lunches, we are thrilled to announce that this January 13th, we're bringing the nationally known Tony Geraci, aka Cafeteria Man, to speak to local officials, cafeteria workers and organizers!  Join us for a panel discussion and short screening of the movie they made about him! 


Geraci made a name for himself when he revolutionized the way Baltimore City Schools think about feeding their young people.  He's gonna help us do the same in NC public schools! 


Let us know you'll come & save your seat:

RSVP Today 


[Limited Seating Available]


 Entry deadline is June 1, 2014 and concludes with an award ceremony August 2014 

WIN $500 award for best design

Additional $100 honorable mention awards*

More info:  
Get details and submit application here.  
*Winners be recognized in regional media and will have their winning design built at Living Well Earth Stewards in Randolph County, NC, an intentional living community in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.
Contest presented by:
 Small House Institute, Central Carolina Community College, Habitat for Humanity, and the Abundance Foundation. 
Each partner organization is committed to affordable housing designed to be energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and to fit small house model sized under 500 sq ft.
The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us:

The Abundance Foundation

brings people together to meet their neighbors, share ideas, learn new skills, and inspire and support one another in our shared efforts at building vibrant local economies and resilient communities.


Through our varied projects, coalitions and gatherings, we raise awareness about the value of a sustainable local economy, we celebrate the abundance of good food, renewable energy and other resources here in North Carolina, and we empower people to take action to create their ideal community. 

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More skills. 
less stuff.
 Give a DIY workshop 
as a holiday gift!

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 We'll mail you a cute gift card once you purchased registration for the workshop.



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Manifesting Abundance

Meet Lisa Dion, coach and Law of Attraction extraordinaire. Lisa is a certified LOA trainer and has motivated, encouraged, surprised and challenged folks throughout the Triangle and beyond for over 20 years through her workshops and lectures! The Abundance Foundation is proud to host Lisa's second "Manifest Abundance" workshop on January 25.  A participant from one of her workshops proudly boasts in a letter: "Thank you Lisa for an excellent experience Saturday. Your presentation has pressed my reset button on many dusty tools for LOA and brought fresh added emphasis on moving smoothly from contrast into intention with focus... Cheers and Blessings"


If you'd like to learn more about Lisa, check out the Manifest Abundance workshop page and Manifest Now on facebook. Manifest Abundance workshop is a great way to set intentions for the coming year of 2014. Thus, the entire Abundance Foundation staff will be there. And we hope to see you too!

Intermediate Beer Brewing
and more!

Interested in teaching a workshop or have other workshop ideas? Contact us!

Pecha Kucha Night!
 Monday, January 6th
6 PM | $5 at door

A night of thinking and drinking, 
of idea sharing and story-telling

Climate Adaptation Conference for Farmers, Ag Researchers & Foodshed Activists

Feb 7, 2014

Register Now!

Albert Bates:   
Keynote Speaker

Carbon farming 
Holistic management 
Integrated aquaponics and waste remediation 
Organic no-till 
Keyline management 
Soil-food-web microbiology 
Agroforestry; and 
"Permafuels" for transportation and district heating

Other Speakers:

Laura Lengnick
Will Hooker
Lyle Estill
Carol Hewitt

more announced soon!

If you are passionate about our earth, our people, our health, and the issues around climate change adaptation from agricultural aspects, please let us know if you'd like to us:

More information on the first conference that took place last February in this Summary (PDF)

Short 4 minute Youtube collage from last year....we are planning for Feb. 7, 2014!!

Farming Strategies Collage
Farming Strategies Collage