A central piece of The Amazing Pepper Festival is the crowning of the Pepper King and Queen every year. As a tribute to the artisans that spend their talents and passions, we wanted to capture the past 7 years of crowns. In 2010, year three of Pepper Festival, our collaborator Kristy Yule of Briar Chapel…
An Open House
at The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, PBO • March 18, 4 PM – 7 PM:
Come see what’s happening on the edge of town. The Plant, Pittsboro’s Eco-Industrial Park, is hosting an Open House featuring Fair Game Beverage Company (your local distillery), Chef Bill’s Breakfast and Beyond, Piedmont Biofarm, Abundance NC, HOMS bio-pesticide and bio-herbicide, Screech Owl Greenhouses, Piedmont Biofuels, and Aromatic (Coffee) Roasters. Join us for conviviality, spirits and catch up with your neighbors! A good time will be had by all.And you can wear your green stuff from St. Patrick’s Day!
Is Hydroponic Food as Healthy as Traditional Soil Grown Food? by Rachel Tinker-Kulberg, PhD The USDA estimates that 23 million people have inadequate access to healthy and affordable food and as a result food-related illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity are currently on the rise in this country. Organically soil…
A Quarterly Storytelling Event
DEC 8, 6 – 8:30 PM:
Pecha Kucha brings people together to present and discuss ideas. Presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. This winter event coincides with our Stephen Jenkinson Griefwalker Screening and Die Wise Workshop, therefore many of our presenters will be speaking on the topic of spirituality, healing, dying, transformation and metamorphosis in both our individual lives and broader cultural and societal contexts….
A DIY Sustainability Workshop
with MICHAEL J. YABLONSKI PH.D. AND RACHEL TINKER-KULBERG, PH.D. • SUNDAY, NOV 15, 10 AM – 4 PM:
Aquaponics is gaining considerably attention lately as a serious sustainable farming practice with the potential of solving many of problems that we face in the future with respect to climate change, depleted soils, potable water and fossil fuel shortages. Join Dr. Mike Yablonski and Dr. Rachel Tinker-Kulberg for an introduction into the world of aquaponics…
Running on Local at Emerson Waldorf in Orange County Written by Lyle Estill A few years ago Carol Peppe Hewitt and I put together a traveling speaking act we called Running On Local. We had founded Slow Money NC together, and she had just published her book, Financing Our Foodshed. We decided to go on…
An ABUNDANCE EVENT • SEP 27, 2015, 3 -7 PM:
PepperFest comes at the perfect time to celebrate the year’s harvest, enjoy the cooler weather after summer’s intense heat, and savor the deliciousness of Carolina peppers! It’s a chance to hang out with your friends, listen to fantastic live music, and sample all you can eat of pepper-themed dishes and beverages, made by dozens of star chefs, brewers, distillers and more, from central N.C.
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!….
A Money and Meaning Tour
to Saxapahaw & Alamance • Sept 12, 10 AM – 3 PM:
A Luxury Bus will travel to local economy hotspots as part of our upcoming Money and Meaning Gathering! Tour textile mill TS Designs, Cotton of the Carolinas, famous destination village of Saxapahaw, Haw River Farm House Ales, Left Bank Butchery, and more…