June 19th, 2014
Issue No. 101
Dear Abundant Ones,

Happy heat wave to all! Now would be the right time to get those strawberries from last month out of the freezer and into the blender, no?

Yesterday we met with our current fiscal sponsor partners, Slow Money NC, Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute, and the Collective
Biodiesel Conference at Pittsboro's tasty Small B&B Cafe. Click the links to view all their exciting upcoming events!
Find out more about our Fiscal Sponsorship Program here.

Abundance has
two Spring 2014 DIY Workshops remaining however the upcoming Garden Wines, Ciders & Meads Workshop is sold out..
  1. Garden Wines, Meads & Cider Workshop - June 22nd!
Lastly, we're looking for donated items and experiences for our Harvest Abundance Dinner & Live Auction coming up on July 20th at Oakleaf
crookneck squash and zucchini fritters,


Tami, Jenny, Beth & Charlotte
The Abundance Foundation 
Making sustainable attainable.
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Basic Seed Saving & 
Advanced Plant Breeding
with Doug Jones
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
 9am-1pm for Basic Seed Saving & Crop Improvement
1-3pm for Advanced Seed Saving & Plant Breeding

at The Plant at 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro



Join farmer Doug Jones for a primer on seed saving with an option to stay another two hours for advanced seed saving. Learn how to use the gift that keeps on giving! 



Summer Pots 
& Pizza Party
to benefit Slow Money NCSlowMoneySharpest
Sunday June 29th, 5-8PM 
at the Hewitt Pottery
424 Johnny Burke Rd, Pittsboro, NC 
a farm-to-table, fun event!

All-you-care-to-eat wood-fired pizza from Capp's Apizza, local goat cheese tasting, yummy desserts, auction of "Slow Objects" and and much more!


Buy your $20 ticket TODAY at www.slowmoneync.org, as we may have another sellout event!


Contact Jenny to arrange donation 
by Monday, July 7th

Fair Game Beverage Company is Chatham County's first legal distillery and they are having a grand opening on a warm summer night down at the Plant in Pittsboro (Lorax Lane) 
JUNE 20th
 {6 PM - 9:30PM}
Wear your favorite carnival outfit--it will be like a trip to the fair. We'll be reading Tarot cards, eating fire, (and local pig) and serving up ports and cordials from local ingredients. Human cannonball not yet confirmed. Get ready for some exciting acts, tastings, Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands along with Magnolia Collective for live music.  Mystery and mayhem. Dance cards issued at the gate. Best of all come to a solstice renewal with old friends...

Cash bar for beer and specialty drinks!
Abundance Foundation is the beneficiary for the event! 
A special evening featuring 
Fair Game cocktails...
Lucky Night 
featuring Fair Game Scuppernong Tipper Dessert Wine
3 oz Scuppernong Tipper
2t homemade lemonbalm-mint simple syrup
2 oz soda water
mint sprig
poured over ice 
Turkish Twist 
featuring Fair Game Apple Tipper Dessert Wine
1.5 oz Apple Tipper
1 oz bourbon whiskey
a dash of bitters
2 oz soda water
rosemary sprig
poured over ice 

Please register...limited tickets for this first event!
The Abundance Foundation
making sustainable attainable. 

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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Click the image above for info!
Interested in teaching a workshop or have other workshop ideas? Contact us!
Stay tuned for our fall DIY Workshop Series schedule next newsletter!  
Here's a sneak peek:
  • Masonry
  • Advanced Kombucha Production
  • Keyhole Gardening
  • Communicating for Sustainability
  • Backyard Poultry
  • Aquaponics
  • Biochar
  • Soapmaking
  • Mushroom Logs
  • Raising Rabbits for Meat
  • and more! 
Give the gift 
of self sufficiency 
to a Friend or Neighbor!
DIY Workshops make unique & memorable gifts.

To order: 
or call 919-533-5181

click flyer for more information!

June 30-July 4:  (Ages 6-12) Music in the Forest    

July 7-11: (Ages 6-12) Children of the Forest    

July 21-25: (Ages 6-12) Children of the Forest     

July 28-Aug 1: (Ages 6-12) Children of the Forest     

August 4-8: (Ages 12-18) Music in the Forest     

August 11 -15: (Ages 8-14) Outdoor Theater   

Cost: $200/week. *Scholarships still available*



artwork by Beth Niquette


The Collective Biodiesel Conference is geared toward active and open collaboration among participants, including home brewers, grease collectors, multi-million gallon producers, and everyone in between. 

This conference is designed to provide sufficient detail for participants to put what they learn, both technical and logistical, directly into action. In addition to open forums and lectures, the conference also features case studies from active Biodiesel co-ops and companies. 

If you are wondering about whether or not attending will be worth your while, we suggest you go ahead and jump...

Become a sustainer or one-time donor
 to Abundance Foundation today!

We understand that you want your hard earned money to hit the ground and go to work on creating resilient communities and a post-carbon economy, and we think we are a good way to ensure that action happens. 

The Honeysuckle Tea House is OPEN! 
Located at 8871 Pickards Meadow Road in Chapel Hill, the Tea House is an apothecary cafe that sells farm-grown herbs, teas, kombucha, soups, and smoothies for community health. 
Come support this farm center for alternative health care that was financed through Slow Money NC and Kickstarter. 
Tell them "Abundance" sent you 
and your first cup of tea is free!