Pickards Mountain Eco Institute is a 68-acre Educational Farm in central North Carolina dedicated to finding ways of living more harmoniously with the planet. Their work is rooted in the belief that the fate of future generations will depend on their connections with the land. Pickards Mountain got its start through Abundance NC’s fiscal sponsorship program.
When the fossil fuels are gone, people will have to find ways to supply their food and energy in renewable and sustainable ways. By teaching the children to respect natural cycles and utilize renewable resources, we offer them keys to survival in a cooperative local and global community.
Workshops and Events at the Eco-Institute:
Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute offers workshops on everything from nature walks to yoga to kim chi making to film showings to storytelling to potlucks… check out the entire calendar!
- Middle School Programs explore the idea of sustainability in agriculture and energy production while touring the farm, living village, and renewable energy system.
- High School Programs explore the idea of sustainability and human responsibility while touring the farm, living village, renewable energy system, and biodiesel refinery. The environmental crisis is placed in an historical context, and students are empowered with the knowledge that their choices shape the future.
The Fellowship Program from Pickards Mountain:
Young adults enjoy living close to nature while learning sustainable farming alongside a 100kW solar energy system. These young adults, the leaders of the future, have found themselves between years of university study with a sense of deep concern for the environmental crises we face, including global climate disruption. The causes of the converging crises, not simply ecological, but also economic and social, are traced back to the philosophical roots of our societal paradigm. These young adults (ages 18-32) spend their mornings working and learning important practical life skills, and their afternoons/evenings studying and discussing ideas by important change agents and thought leaders.
Watch this video about the Odyssey Fellowship Program:
Donate to Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute
if you believe in what we are doing please consider giving any amount you can
Or you can mail your check to:
Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute c/o The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane Box #5
Pittsboro, NC 27312