Have you heard? Abundance NC is opening an office in downtown Carrboro coming June! !!
This DOES NOT mean we are moving from Pittsboro or Chatham County. It just means we are growing and evolving.
Abundance NC was founded at a kitchen table in Moncure, NC.. .as it grew, it left that kitchen table and settled at The Plant, an eco-industrial park, minutes away from downtown Pittsboro. Since then The Plant has grown and evolved into small local businesses from the Piedmont Biodiesel days of grease to the Chatham Beverage District which includes a coffee roaster, hemp clothing and dispensaries, Smelt Art Gallery, electric bikes, axe throwing and many many plans for the future!
For several years now we: community, staff and board members, have been thinking The Plant is no longer a good fit for Abundance NC. We love The Plant and the abundance it gives and for that reason, The Plant will forever be our Headquarters. Our founder Tami Schwerin is there and she is the heart and soul of this organization. The Plant is our main event venue and it shall remain.
Now that both Ally, Associate Director, and myself are the only ones using the Pittsboro office and we both have an hour commute, from Chapel Hill and Carrboro, we decided it would be wise, on a sustainable level, to have the office in Carrboro, considering an amazing, affordable, spot in the downtown became available.
Although our organization started out being Chatham-centric it’s been expanding to surrounding counties with PepperFest chefs and farmers and more recently with our Neighbor2Neighbor / VecinoAVecino mutual aid program. (Some of the counties we serve: Durham, Guilford, Randolph, Wake, Orange, Hyde, Terrell) As we grow, we want to continue to expand throughout the Piedmont Region and beyond, we are Abundance North Carolina.
We have heard from some Chatham folks who feel they don’t want to continue to support us if we have an office in Carrboro. We understand everyone has the right to their opinions and decisions, we just hope hearing the reasons might keep you with us always in the name of abundance and community.
Abundance NC was founded to practice and learn about abundance. Abundance is everywhere. If we focus on abundance we will be more happy, more diverse, more just and more understanding with all. Our universe is a safe, beautiful place and space. ..and we are ALL brilliant, beautiful beings, perfect works in progress.
If we focus on this practice, we can leave scarcity behind and move in harmony, like the trees and the bees to pollinate each other and our communities for the greater good and to help save humanity in the name of love.
There is enough for all.
(P.S. Remember you can always designate your donation or support towards a certain demographic, region, program or event.)