Blues Guitarist Ainslie, Red Springs, Oct. 8

Dear Friends,

Friday, October 8th a very wonderful blues guitarist will be performing in Red Springs. Scott Ainslie is a great performer and advocate for social justice, and also an historian and performer of the music of Robert Johnson and the African American roots of American jazz and blues. Ticket prices are heavily subsidized so don't let that fool you. You can hear and learn more about Scott at his website: http:// cattailmusic.com/

Please help us publicize this event so we can have a good audience to welcome this fine musician. Feel free to forward this message to others. And feel free to call me for more details if you have any questions.
John and the Red Springs Arts Council

You can find more information about this performer at:


Pickin' on the Porch, Oct. 7, Fundraiser for Sustainble Sandhills!

Pickin' on the Porch is just one week away!

We hope you can join us at our historic home in Grays Creek next Thursday, October 7 for a casual evening of good food and fun to benefit Sustainable Sandhills!   The old farmhouse and fields date back to the 1840s, and we'll tune up our instruments, light a bonfire, and coax a few of the old family ghosts out to join us on the porch!

The Board and Staff of Sustainable Sandhills will serve you a delicious meal of barbeque, chicken, sides and desserts while The Parsons—and a handful of special guests—entertain you from the porch. Guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, accordion, storytelling and singing are a part of the bargain, and all proceeds go to this great organization, Sustainable Sandhills!
Food and drinks will be ready at 5:30pm, and Fayetteville's "Best Local Musician 2010" Chris Hurst will kick off the music at 6:00pm.
Those who attended Pickin’ on the Porch last year know what a great time is in store—so don’t miss it!

Purchase your tickets today:
Online at www.sustainablesandhills.org with a credit card or PayPal account.

Over the phone – call our office 910.484.9098 and we’ll take your credit card info or tell you where to mail your check.

Stop by our office at 215-B Williams Street (Moore Exposure Building), Fayetteville, NC 28301 and we can take care of your order in person!

Please contact us at 910.484.9098 or email info@sustainablesandhills.org if you have any questions or need further information.
We can’t wait to see you there! Jon & Caroline Parsons


Harvest Dinner, Sept. 30, SCC

Fall Harvest Progressive Dinner In The Garden - September 30th (rain date Oct. 1st) 5:30pm. Dinner, wine, music and art in the beautiful gardens of Sandhills Community College. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Landscape Gardening, Culinary, Music and Art departments of Sandhills Community College. Horticultural Society members $55.00 / non-members $60.00. Seating is limited. Contact Tricia Mabe for a reservation at 695-3882.

The Sandhills Horticultural Society is planning a Fall Dinner in the Horticultural Gardens of Sandhills Community College. They have teamed up with the Landscaping, Culinary, Art, and Music departments to host the event. The Culinary Department will prepare and serve dinner and wine. Music will be played during the evening by the Music Department and the Art Department is designing handout menus and doing the decorations. The Landscape Gardening Department will be preparing the gardens and making arrangements for the particulars of the event.


Must Watch Video re: Slow Food, Terra Madre Conference

And Sandhills Farm2Table reps will be there in October, very exciting!  Let's help them when they bring those excellent ideas and motivations back home.  Slow Food for all, sustainable farming methods for all, cleaner air and water for all, community-building for all!  Congratulations to Jan and Fenton, buen viaje, Amigos!


Local Non-profits, Moore County and Beyond

The Moore County Historical Association will have a non-profits display table during its Shaw House Vintage Colletible and Antiques Fair, Saturday, Oct. 9, 9 am - 3 pm.

If you would like for us to display your info and/or brochures about your organization, please let me know by Oct. 5th.  Thanks! and I hope to hear from you!

suttonmaureen@hotmail.com  or  730 0480


THIRST in Fayetteville, Sept. 14, 6:30

Is water part of a shared "commons" - a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded in a global marketplace?
Sustainable Sandhills' Cumberland County Sustainable Film Series
Join us TODAY, Sept. 14   for    Thirst
September 14th, 2010, 6:30-8:30 PM
Pate Room, Headquarters Library
300 Maiden Lane, Downtown Fayetteville
Sustainable Sandhills is partnering with the Cumberland County Headquarters Library for a FREE screening of Thirst.


Backyard Chicken Care, CCCC, Oct. 16


Instructor: Judy Hogan, Hoganvillaea Farm, Moncure
October 16, Saturday, 9 AM-4 PM. CCCC, Sanford, Civic Center
Farmer Hogan will introduce students to backyard or urban chicken care: appropriate facilities, chick care, nutrition, litter management, laying, egg sales, and killing as needed.
With limited space and experience, plus a sense of humor, raise a small flock of happy chickens. Hogan shares her learning curve on basics, chicks to healthy eggs and meat. Topics include: Everything wants to eat chickens, Spoiling your chickens and why, Outwitting your not so dumb chickens.
Students will gain confidence in starting and maintaining their own small backyard chicken flock, have a handle on potential problems, solutions, and additional resources.

Judy Hogan of Hoganvillaea Farm is a sustainable farmer whose main goal is self-sufficiency and growing her own food. She began raising White Rock chickens in 2003, and she sells extra eggs, vegetables, fruit, herbs to restaurants and individuals. She’s a member of Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. A published poet, free-lance writer, and creative writing teacher, she writes for Chatham County Line and lives in Moncure.

For more information: Judy Hogan, (919) 545-9932
Cindy Horrell Ramsey, Lee County Continuing Education, CCCC. (919)775-2122, x7790