July 3rd, 2014
Issue No. 102
Dear Abundant Ones, 
We are always running around like bees in a hive at Abundance. The hot and humid glory days of summer are here, and like bees, we are not the type to slow down during the summer; there is much to gather, see, and hear. And we are delighted at the pounds of blueberries coming off the bushes right now. So delighted, in fact, that we ate a very large bowl of blueberries at our Monday Morning Meeting this week as if it was a bowl of chips. There is much to be delighted about...

Our 3rd Annual Harvest Abundance Dinner & Live Auction is Sunday, July 20th from 5-8pm at Oakleaf! ALL proceeds benefit Abundance and Chatham Mills Farmers' Market!
We're looking for donated items, gear, and experiences for the live auction. If you're interested in donating an item, all we need to know is the item, the approximate value, and when a good time to pick up would be.
basil and tomato and cucumber,


Tami, Jenny, Beth & Charlotte
The Abundance Foundation 
Making sustainable attainable.
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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

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...

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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 Have a friend who might want to hear about these workshops, events, etc? 
Forward this email 
to them! 
They can also sign up HERE


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. 

at Oakleaf

100% of proceeds benefit Abundance & Chatham Mills Farmers' Market


Contact Jenny to arrange donation 
by Monday, July 7th
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Stay tuned for our fall DIY Workshop Series schedule
as we finalize details
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! 

 Dozens of successful Solarize campaigns have been popping up all over the country since the first one was launched in Portland in 2009.  Solarize's group-buying power model lowers the price dramatically. With the Solarize discount combined with over 60% tax credits and other incentives available to businesses and homeowners. Solarize Chatham has had a lot of interest so far.  We already have about 200 sign-ups for assessments! Through the program financing is available for those who need it.  

These are free and without any obligation--they simply allow homeowners to understand their solar resource and how solar will work for them.  We're signing people up  through July 31st.  Everyone who's signed up will be eligible for the group buying price, so the more who sign up and ultimately install the more we save. 
There are info sessions coming up (details below) where solar installers will explain solar, the Solarize program, and answer your questions. Visit Solarize-NC.org for the full schedule of info sessions, and check back as more are scheduled. Hope you can make it!  

Tuesday, July 8
6-8 p.m.
West Chatham Senior Center
112 Village Lake Road
Siler City


Tuesday, July 22
7-8:30 p.m.
St. Julia Catholic Church
210 Harold Hart Road
Siler City

 You can also email info@solarize-nc.org or call 919.416.5077 with questions or if you'd like to volunteer.

Please share this with your friends and neighbors.  Thanks!

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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 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!