Calling All Poets

Abundance NC’s first ever poetry open-mic with Gary Phillips and Paul Richmond
at the Pittsboro Farm and Forest Trail Grand Opening,  Saturday, May 21st                                            2:30pm-4pm for youth, 5:30-7 for adults

Located at 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro NC

        To sign up, please email

Calling all poets!  Abundance NC invites you to participate in our first ever poetry open-mic.  Your thoughts and words are powerful.  We’d like to hear them.  Spoken loudly.  Into a microphone.  Sharing your stories.  Joys.  Sorrows.  Passion.  Pain.  Folklore.  First love.  Humor.  Horror.  Spirituality.  Spoken word.  Evocation.  Exhilaration.  Glimpses into your everyday life.  And everything in between.


Because “Nature is the art of God.”  And the oral tradition is the art of the common folk.  It’s what lasts the longest and cuts the deepest.  It’s a way of honoring the world around you.

The spoken word transcends the limits of our history books – reaching further back than our own written word – accessible to everyone.  The spoken word is a roadmap of our collective memory as a culture, as a country, and as a world.

You’ll never remember everything you read about Martin Luther King but you will always remember that day in the 1st grade when your teacher – Mrs.Cook – sat your class down in a circle on the cold linoleum floor and  had you listen to a well-worn cassette tape of  “I have a dream.”   You’ll never remember that card your grandmother gave you for your 13th birthday, but you will always remember the words to the song she sang just under her breath whenever she rolled out her pie crusts.  The spoken wold puts shivers down your spine and passion in your heart.  It’s a call to action.  This is why we call to you, poets.

Join the Reverend Gary Phillips and Author Paul Richmond for an afternoon of poetry open mic.  The event is part of the Pittsboro Farm and Forest Trail grand opening.  If you’d like to participate, please email


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Sustainability Tour of our Eco-Industrial Park


Come visit and see a working sustainable biodiesel plant, a sustainable agriculture farm, vermiculture, a biodiversity garden, a green building model, an organic local food distributor, a huge solar array with shade-tolerant plants growing underneath it, a micro-distillery, and an organic pesticide/herbicide manufacturer, and much more!

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May 21, 10 AM – 4 PM:

Spend the day on an off-grid permaculture based homestead learning the ins and outs of self-sufficiency and solar. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll get the chance to get your hands dirty, rigging up a couple of systems with truly passionate teacher!”

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Saturday, May 21, 2 PM – 9 PM:

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