July 16th, 2014
Issue No. 103
Dear Abundant Ones, 
This Sunday is our 3rd Annual Harvest Abundance Dinner & Live Auction from 5-8pm at Oakleaf in Pittsboro! ALL proceeds benefit Abundance and Chatham Mills Farmers' Market! 
Your chances of winning one (or more) of the 21 raffle prizes or 16 auction items are HIGH, seeing as the event is capped at 80 attendees. Get your tickets today because the event will sell out. We'll give you a bid number when you arrive, and you can buy raffle tickets at the event for $10 each! 
Thank you SO MUCH for the outpouring of donated 
items, gear, and experiences for the live auction and raffle this weekend at Harvest AbundanceWow! Take a look at the great items up for grabs here (or keep scrolling). 
Also,  we're looking for local businesses to be sponsors of our 7th Annual Amazing Pepper Festival! The deadline to get sponsors on our organic, limited edition t-shirts and hand screen-printed posters distributed throughout the Triangle is August 1st, so click here if you're curious.
bats and butterflies,


Tami, Jenny, Beth & Charlotte
The Abundance Foundation 
Making sustainable attainable.
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at Oakleaf 
480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks served at 5 PM
Raffle winners announced at 6:15 PM
Live Auction at 7 PM

Tickets - $45 in advance/$55 at the door

Tickets - $45 in advance/$55 at the door

- heavy hors d'oeuvres & dessert
- red, white, or sparkling wine
- local beer from Fullsteam Brewery
(Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale & Summer Basil Farmhouse Ale)
- non-alcoholic drinks
- Live acoustic music
- Live Auction at 7 PM
- Friends & revelry!
*Bar will be open to purchase other options
100% of proceeds benefit 
Abundance & Chatham Mills Farmers' Market

Introductory Paper Making Workshop for 3. 3-hour studio experience at Tin Porch Paper Studio near Harland's Creek in Pittsboro
Chatham rabbit dinner for 2 at the Fatty Owl Farm
Solar-powered, portable charging station by Southern Energy Management
Cream Pie a' Month from Crystal Morel
1 Primitive Skills Workshop Registration at Piedmont Wildlife Center
All Inclusive Dinner for 6 at Oakleaf on a Sunday
"Pollinator Package" : 1 matted photo of a pollinator, 1 box of pollinator cards, three perennial pollinator plants, and a private tour and consultation in the Chatham Mills Pollinator Garden.
"Solarsheat" solar air heater for home heating
Renee Garner framed 13x19 print Permaculture Guild
Sustainable Suburban Landscape design consultation
Burt's Bees Gift Basket + David Hamilton Massage
Pittsboro NIGHT OUT: dinner at City Tap, Small B&B 1 night in Woodshed House + Brunch
Pittsboro Night Out 2: dinner at Roadhouse, 1 night at Rosemary House
W. M. Hewitt Pottery - pitcher with alkaline glaze
Hemp Goodies Gift Basket from Bringing It Home Documentary Film
SURF N TURF COOKOUT PACKAGE: Lowe's Grill + Lilly Den Meat/Coastal Shrimp + Chatham Marketplace Gift Card + Cackalacky sauce basket
Spa at Bell House Gift Certificate

Carrot Pendant Jewelry from Roberta Moresca
Framed set of Plenty Proofs (local currency)
504-piece Eco-Industrial Park Puzzle by local artist
Chocolate truffles (6 pieces)
Chocolate truffles (6 pieces)
Chocolate truffles (6 pieces)
Chocolate truffles (6 pieces)
Pair of 2014 Pepper Festival Tickets - Sunday, October 5th
1 Bottle of Fair Game Wine + free tour + tasting for 2
1 Bottle of Fair Game Wine + free tour + tasting for 2
1 Bottle of Fair Game Wine + free tour + tasting for 2
1 Bottle of Fair Game Wine + free tour + tasting for 2
Carolina Tiger Rescue Tour
Basket of Fiddlehead Farm Jams & Hot Pepper Sauce
Cackalacky Sweet Potato Hot Sauce - Made in NC
$25 Chatham Marketplace Gift Card
Spot in Kim Calhoun's Plant Class at CCCC this fall
6-week CSB Three Bellows Bakery
Homemade soap from Alicia Esposito
PBO Bicycles T-Shirt and LED bike light
Iron Fish Farms Soap and Blacksmithing pack

Enter the raffle for $5/ticket in advance and $10 at the event to win exclusive Chatham County prizes and experiences. 
every Saturday at Chatham Mills Farmers' Market
at the Abundance Foundation
at the Harvest Abundance event.
***Winners need not be present to claim prizes***


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. 

Looking to hire temporary Volunteer Coordinator
for our 7th Annual Pepper Festival

 We pay poorly and expect perfection.

The position will include designing a more effective system for volunteer/work-trade management, and consist of 5-6 meetings with Abundance staff beginning in August through the first weekend in October (PepperFest is Sunday, Oct 5th).  
The ideal candidate is assertive, detail oriented, and quietly aggressive. 

Email us if you're interested  

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 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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Stay tuned for our fall DIY Workshop Series schedule
as we finalize details
Saturday, Sept 6

Brew Your Own! The history,
healthfulness, & production of Kombucha 
with Grant Ruhlman
The Plant - 9am-12noon

Sunday, Sept 7
Cold-Processed Soapmaking 
with Shaun Hundley
 Perch Studios - 1pm-4:30pm 

Sunday, Sept 7
Drink n' Think: Global-Local Mixology 
with Colbey Reid & Gary Philips
 4-6pm - The Plant
Email us to get on list till webpage is live

Saturday, Sept 13
Keyhole Garden Build & Feast
with Deb Tolman - The Plant - 2-7pm
Email us to get on list till webpage is live

Sunday, Sept 14
Cold-Processed Soap making 
with Shaun Hundley - The Plant - 9am-1pm 
Email us to get on list till webpage is live

Saturday, Sept 20
Communicating for Sustainability
 with Michiel Doorn
Chatham Community Library - 1-5pm 
Email us to get on list till webpage is live

Saturday, Oct 18
Intro to Aquaponics
 with Rachel Tinker-Kuhlberg & Mike Yablonski - The Plant - 9am-2pm

Sunday, Oct 19
Drink 'n Think: Cocktail Alchemy Fête
 The Plant - 4-6pm
Email us to get on list till webpage is live
Saturday, Oct 25
Raising Rabbits for Meat 
with Mary & Dan-Fatty Owl Farm, 10am-3pm
Email us to get on list till webpage is live

Sunday, Dec 7 
Drink 'n Think: 
Prohibition & Repeal Day Party
The Plant - 4-6pm
Email us to get on list till webpage is live

7th Annual Amazing Pepper Festival
Sunday, October 5th from 3-7pm

Only $20 until September 1st

Call for sponsors!
Deadline is Friday, August 1st, 2014


Super Early Bird Ticket Rate - just $20!

click flyer for more information!

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


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. 

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