Crown History of Pepper Festival

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 […]

Pecha Kucha – Spring 2016

A Quarterly Storytelling Event
Tuesday, May 24, 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. CALL FOR PRESENTERS! Email us with your passionate ideas to share….

Keep Your GREEN on: Open House @ The Plant

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!

Running on Local, Right Here at Home

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 […]

All About Aquaponics Workshop

A DIY Sustainability Workshop
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…

Pecha Kucha – Winter 2015

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….

Local Economy Bus Tour

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…

Fall Pecha Kucha Night 2015

A Quarterly Storytelling Event
SEP 11, 5 – 7:30 PM:

Pecha Kucha brings people together to present and discuss new ideas around sustainability topics. Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. Slides are automatically timed to be exactly 20 seconds with the total time for each presenter is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This keeps the pace fun & exciting…


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 8th Annual Amazing Pepper Festival

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.

The energetic road map to self care

  It seems simple enough to practice “self-care” in theory.  There are many ways to care for one’s own well being, which might point to why it’s easy to put […]