January 16, 2014
Issue No. 91

Dear Abundant Ones,

We had an inspiring turn-out for our Cafeteria Man Panel Discussion this past Monday. School lunch is a very complex and emotional topic as evidenced by the incredible dialogue we heard on Monday. We want to applaud those who voiced their thoughts, stories, and opinions on the school lunch program they want to see, how institutional food service should be designed, the changes to make, the successes they would like to witness. We will be creating a School Lunch Task Force. To join, let us know: wow@theabundancefoundation.org
We are in the final weeks before our
2nd Annual Farming Adaptation Conference, which educates North Carolina farmers, gardeners, and agriculture researchers about risk and variability of crops and livestock, and provides strategies for reducing vulnerabilities for today and five to ten years down the road.

At our pre-conference event on February 6th (the night before the conference) Frank Stasio will be interviewing Albert Bates, Liane Salgado, Michiel Doorn and Lyle Estill about global and local perspectives on carbon & climate change! There will also be beer, wine, and a New Orleans Jazz band, the Decatur Street Beat! This will happen at our Amuse Bouche event at the Fearrington Barn the night before the Farming Adaptation Conference!

Our climate change adaptation conference is all about working on the problem locally and from the bottom-up, keeping the registration prices low and coming together as a community! Join us: REGISTER HERE

As always, thanks for your ongoing support & generosity.

Why and how,


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

A night of Global & Local Perspectives on Climate Adaptation
February 6th @ Fearrington Barn:
7-9 PM
$5 in advance/ $10 at door

Join us for a climate & carbon discussion of the state of our world as a kick off for the 2nd Annual Farming Adaptation Conference for Farmers!  

Cocktails & live New Orleans jazz to follow!

open to the public
$10 at the door  
More Info & Tickets, click here

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

Music by
Decatur Street Beat!

Special thanks to:

Hey, you.
Tell us a story. 
Do you have a compelling story about climate change? 

How has it affected you personally? Your work, your lifestyle, how you eat, etc? What doubts did/do you have? What have you experienced that has moved you to action or to change?

Tell us a good story
 and we'll include it on our
 e-newsletter and website! 
300 word limit. Accepting entries 'til February 5th! 
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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 We need help realizing a
$5k matching grant 
to support our 
Farming Adaptation Conference! 
We've raised $4100 so far. 
That's only 9 more
donations of $100 needed before Jan 25! 
(or 18 donations of $50)
(or 36 donations of $25)
To make a donation now, 
click here:
OR you may send a check to
220 Lorax Ln #5
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(postmarked before Jan 25th)
Farming Adaptation Conference
in Today's Changing Climate
for Farmers, Gardeners,  Ag Researchers 
& Local Food Advocates
Friday, February 7, 2014
8 AM-4 PM
Save $10 by registering by Jan 20


More Info/Register:

$25 for farmers, students & seniors until January 20 ($35 after)
$35 for Non-Farmers until January 20 ($45 after)

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

What You'll Learn:
  • 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

 View Full Schedule & Topics: click here. 

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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Want to attract the life you want?
Get on track at our 
Saturday, Jan. 25th
Register here
Not sure what this is about or if you should come?  Join us for a call with Lisa Dion, Wednesday, Jan 22 8-9pm.   Send lisa.dion@live.com an email with subject line LOA Call and she will reply back with a dial-in number.

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!