January 29, 2014
Issue No. 92

Dear Abundant Ones,

We are just ONE WEEK from our
2nd Annual Farming Adaptation Conference, educating and empowering North Carolina farmers, gardeners, agriculture researchers and local food advocates about risk and variability of crops and livestock by providing strategies for reducing vulnerabilities for today and five to ten years down the road.

Our pre-conference Amuse Bouche event on February 6th will feature Frank Stasio 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 Fearrington Barn the night before the Farming Adaptation Conference!

Join us for the festivities next week:
Making sustainable attainable,


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:
 We reached our
$5k matching grant goal 
to support our 
Farming Adaptation Conference!!!! 
Dear F4DC, 

Instead of  spending our time seeking the big elephants and operating in a bit of a crisis mode or month to month we were
stretched to go far and wide and to go outside the normal circles and then further and further. 

What we found was a huge reward in the support and the small donations....$20 from new people that had never donated but really support our mission.  Most of the donations are from new donors.  My eyes are wide open and I thank you immensely for setting up this process.  And the project it will fund is also for the people by the people (climate change adaptation).

In appreciation, Tami Schwerin 

Hey, you.
Tell us a story. 
Do you have a compelling
mini 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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The Abundance Foundation presents
for Farmers, Gardeners, Agriculture Researchers, & Local Food Advocates
Friday, February 7, 2014
8 AM-4 PM
Save $10 by registering by Feb 1st!


$25 for farmers, students & seniors until Feb 1st ($35 after)
$35 for Non-Farmers until Feb 1st ($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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Find out more!  Click!
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with Shaun Hundley - March 15, 2014 



aquaponics drawing banner
with Laurel Shulman - March 29, 2014
at the Plant - Pittsboro



Classin' Up Your Condiments 
with Donna Bauman - April 13th, 2014
at the Plant - Pittsboro
with Jason - April 19, 2014
at Back Alley Bikes - Carrboro
with Rachel Hoff - April 26, 2014




 Terrarium Gardens

with Jason - May 10, 2014

at Fifth Season - Carrboro

REGISTER - email us to get on list!



Garden Wines - Drink the Harvest

with DeNiece & Nan - June 22, 2014

at Fifth Season - Carrboro



and more coming soon!

Interested in teaching a workshop or have other workshop ideas? Contact us!
Our winner of our New Tagline Contest is.....

Karen Craig!

"Abundance Foundation:
Making Sustainable Attainable"

We had over 60 entries! Thanks to all who submitted!!