O.M.G. our 7th Annual Amazing Pepper Festival is almost here! Squeeeeeeeeeee! Tickets are going fast, and so are the few remaining work/trade opportunities, wherein you can volunteer for a couple hours and get in free! (Kids under 12 are also free.) With your ticket, you get to enjoy: live music by Phil Cook and The Tender…
Monday I discussed the ways climate change, GMO crops and overpopulation are threatening our food security, and I mentioned that aquaponics is in many ways the perfect solution to this problem. Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in…
Walking into Durham’s butchery-meets-pastry-shop known as Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop, you’ll see chocolate tartlets with hazelnut praline lovingly displayed alongside fennel caramels, smoked Spanish chorizo, shoulder brisket and liver pudding. Although cake and pork may at first seem an unlikely pairing, proprietors Katie and Justin Meddis make it work, creating the perfect marriage of meats…
We are thrilled to announce that one of the true heroes of community resilience, Peter Bane, publisher of Permaculture Activist, the nation’s longest-running permaculture magazine, and author of The Permaculture Handbook, will be the keynote speaker at our third annual Climate Adaptation Conference for farmers, on February 6, 2015, at Central Carolina Community College, in Pittsboro, NC. Bane…
A Community Event:
Climate Adaptation Conference for Farmers • FEB 6, 8-4 PM:
Abundance NC’s Climate Change Adaptation Conference for Farmers grew out of a need for education and support of our local farmers, who have been in distress due to the extreme weather challenges they’ve been facing in the last several years. This was an innovative and first of its kind conference that draws powerful speakers and has sold out each year.
A Youth Camp
with Triangle Bikeworks • JUNE 15 thru JUNE 19, 8 AM – 5 PM:
If you are a beginning to intermediate level cyclist between ages 10 and 14 who loves to ride your bike and challenge yourself while learning new skills and having a blast….
A DIY Sustainability Workshop
with Farmer Doug Jones • Saturday, September 19, 9 AM – 3 PM:
Join Farmer Doug Jones at The Plant for a primer on seed saving and advanced plant breeding. Come for just the basics or stay for the optional advanced portion. Either way, you’ll go home with a renewed spirit for seed saving and maybe even a few seeds to plant in your own garden!….
The Familiar Supper Club is collaboration between two Chefs who believe in Heart to Hand Cooking in the modern era. Although our training is in fine cuisine with strong French influence, we both pine for the southern classics. Our aim with the Familiar is to adapt those classics with refined technique while holding true to…
with Chef Geoff, Piedmont Biofarm & Fair Game Distillery• Sept 26, 6 – 9 PM:
Join us in kicking off Pepperfest with an unforgettable, magical Farm to Fork dinner at The Plant in Pittsboro. We will pair a delicious, Biofarm-sourced, five-course pepper-themed dinner with locally-made spirits and wines…..
An Indy-Give Guide Fundraising Event
with farming/ag themed drag performances• Friday, Dec 18, 6 – 9:30 PM:
A celebration of sustainable agriculture organizations with a night of farm-themed drag bingo.