January 9, 2014
Issue No. 90

Dear Abundant Ones,

We are thrilled to start out 2014 with a strong lineup of events and bringing community together. 

Cafeteria Man is here on Monday...a few seats left, if you'd like to register to hear this important talk about school nutrition covered with our local celebrity panel - RSVP here and save your seat!

We always love Frank Stasio (see below) and he is interviewing Albert, Liane, Michiel and Lyle about global and local perspectives around climate change...and yes, we are having some extreme weather events lately! This will happen at our Amuse Bouche event at the Fearrington Barn the night before the Farming Adaptation Conference!

Our 2nd Farming Adaptation conference is designed for farmers, researchers and also for the general public...we want to get lots of voices out on a fairly new subject; adaptation. 

The good news is that we humans adapt well....we just need a conducive forum to make this happen and to learn from others that are trailblazing the way through on many different topics.

As always, thanks for your ongoing support.

icy ponds and sparkly fields,


Tami, Jenny, Beth, Laurel & Charlotte
The Abundance Foundation 
February 6th @ Fearrington Barn:
Amuse Bouche
(pre-conference event)
A night of Global Perspectives on
Climate Adaptation

Join us for a climate & carbon discussion of the state of our world as a kick off for the 2nd Annual Climate Adaptation Conference for Farmers!  Cocktails and music
live New Orleans jazz to follow!
(open to the public, advanced tickets $5,
$10 at the door)

For more info & Tickets,
click here

Frank Stasio with panelists,
Albert Bates, Liane Salgado,
Michiel Doorn and Lyle Estill

Cash Bar and Music by
Decatur Street Beat!

Special thanks to:
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 on January 13th, we're bringing the nationally known Tony Geraci, aka Cafeteria Man, to speak to local officials, cafeteria workers and organizers!  


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! 


Save your seat:

RSVP Today 


Panelists for the discussion: 

  • Tony Geraci - "Cafeteria Man"
  • Dr. Alice AmmermanDepartment of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill; Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Debbie Roos - Chatham County Agricultural Cooperative Extension Agent
  • James Cahoon - Student from Chatham County Schools
  • Meredith Leight - Farmer/Owner of Granite Springs Farm
  • Heather Barnes - NC Department of Agriculture 


The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us: wow@theabundancefoundation.org

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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Farming Adaptation Conference
in Today's Changing Climate
for Farmers, Gardeners,  Ag Researchers 
& Local Food Advocates
Friday, February 7, 2014
More info/Register:

$25 for Farmers, Students & Seniors until January 20 ($35 after)

$35 for Non-Farmers
until January 20 ($45 after)

Albert Bates 
Laura Lengnick
Will Hooker
Ryan Boyles
Tony Kleese
Bobby Tucker
Keith Baldwin
Cathy Jones
Robin Kohanowich
Hope Taylor
Ryan Boyles
Carol Hewitt
Lyle Estill
Eric Henry
Charles Sydnor 

 Topics & Tools:
  • water and weather challenges forecasted for NC
  • tools and techniques used for effective season extension
  • why and how to create a strong regional organic seed system
  • improving water management
  • carbon farming strategies: agroforestry, intensive planned grazing, keyline design
  • challenges of farming in a fracking future
  • what climate changes are occurring around the country and how farmers are adapting
  • opportunities to form small affinity groups to discuss greatest needs
  •   for schedule and more topics, click here. 

Volunteer Opportunities!
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 help....email us:  wow@theabundancefoundation.org

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

Short 4 minute Youtube collage from last year....

Farming Strategies Collage
Farming Strategies Collage

Thank you to our Sponsors for their support:
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Saturday, Jan. 25th

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! 


 Testimonal: "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.
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with Shaun Hundley - March 15, 2013 



with Laurel Shulman - March 29, 2014



with Jason Merrill at Back Alley Bikes - April 19, 2014
with Rachel Hoff - April 26, 2014




and more coming soon!

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