2014 Learning tents

Attend a mini-diy workshop in one of our Learning Tents!

4pm – Raising Chatham Rabbits for Meat by Fatty Owl Farm

5pm – Lacto-Fermenting Peppers for Good Gut Health by Donna Bauman

6pm – Intro to Aquaponics by Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg

In our quest to make Pepper Festival to be increasingly all-encompassing of the values of Abundance NC – celebrating and cultivating community resilience –  we’ll have more hands-on activities and education for all ages at this Pepper Festival.

A mini-workshop lasts about 45 minutes and is limited to 15-20 participants (on a first-come/ first served basis). Each mini-workshop gives you an opportunity to learn some new and creative homesteading skills or build on knowledge of self-sufficiency, just like in Abundance’s DIY Sustainability Workshop Series.

Raising Chatham Rabbits For Meat

with Mary & Dan of Fatty Owl Farm
4pm — Limited to 20 people.

Rabbit meat is healthy, lean and very low impact. With the manure you can fertilize your garden and with the fur you can make warm stuff! During this mini-workshop, attendees will learn the “why” and “how” of raising rabbits for meat.  Mary and Dan are teaching a half day version of this rabbits workshop in Pittsboro on October 25th.


“Move over Peter Piper… Lazy Laura’s Lacto-Fermented Pepper Recipes for Better Gut Health”

with Donna Bauman, instructor of “Fermented Vegetable Fundamentals” at CCCC 5pm — Limited to 20 people. Learn how to make your bumper crop of peppers healthier and tastier through fermentation!kimchee

Intro to Aquaponics!

with Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg 6pm – Limited to 20 people.

Aquaponics is the practice of growing fish and plants symbiotically in a re-circulating, soil-less environment, without the need to add chemical fertilizers. Using natural bacterial cycles, fish waste is effectively converted to nutrients to feed the plants, filtered water is returned o the fish, and the re-circulation continues. Aquaponics is important because:

  • It uses 90% less water than traditional gardening
  • Requires less Pest and Weed management
  • You will get healthy fish AND chemical free vegetables from your system
  • Decreases food miles by supporting local food production in urban area food deserts.

Mike and Rachel are also teaching a half day version of this aquaponics workshop in Pittsboro on October 18th.