February 5, 2014
Issue No. 93
Dear Abundant Ones,

TODAY at 12 noon, listen to Albert Bates and Lyle Estill on WUNC's "The State of Things" with Frank Stasio! [stream online here] Lyle and Albert will be on our panel at tonight's Amuse Bouche event, and Albert Bates is keynote at our Farming Adaptation Conference on Friday! 
TONIGHT is our pre-conference Amuse Bouche event featuring Frank Stasio moderating a discussion with Albert Bates, Liane Salgado, Michiel Doorn and Lyle Estill about global and local perspectives on climate adaptation! Come be a part of the community resilience conversation! Beer, wine, and New Orleans Jazz band, the Decatur Street Beat will follow! 
Fearrington Barn, 7-9 PM, tickets $10 at the door!
TOMORROW is our 2nd Annual Farming Adaptation Conference, helping North Carolina farmers, gardeners, agriculture researchers and local food advocates learn about risk and variability of crops and livestock by providing strategies for reducing vulnerabilities for today and five to ten years down the road.

Join us for the festivities: REGISTER HERE 

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


$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. 

Thank you to our sponsors for their support:

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The Abundance Foundation 
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A night of Global & Local Perspectives on Climate Adaptation
Tonight @ Fearrington Barn:
7-9 PM
Get tickets at the door!

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

Beer, Wine & the Decatur Street Beat Dixieland Band!

open to the public
$10 at the door  
More Info:  click here

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

Music by
Decatur Street Beat!

Special thanks to:

Amuse Bouche and our Farming Adaptation Conference are community conversations about how NC is strategizing about unpredictable weather. 
Whether you want to be highly involved or just a fly on the wall, come join real world problem solving of the future of our food system as it's happening!