For all you late registrants or if you just want to drop by for the day, here the location info and some guidelines. Camping is limited so if you didn’t register please expect to find alternative sleeping arrangements. Look foreword to seeing you there!
About our location…
Our camp will be happening at Piedmont Biofuels at 220 Lorax Ln. Pittsboro, NC 27312. They are a small cooperative, biofuel energy company that is an established part of the Pittsboro and Chatham county community (where fracking is scheduled to occur in the coming years.) The center creates biofuels from recycled vegetable oils and also hosts space for a year-round vegetable farm called South East Eco Diversity (SEED) and the Abundance Foundation, which promotes sustainability and local economies.
Directions from downtown Pittsboro…
1. At the traffic circle, head east toward US-64 BUS 161 ft
2. Exit the traffic circle onto US-64 BUS 1.1 mi
3. Turn right onto Industrial Park Dr 0.6 mi
4. Continue onto Lorax Ln
Restricted usage road
Destination will be on the right
There is no smoking or personal fires at all within the gates due to the prevalence of ignitable fuels, but you can smoke outside the gates where cars are parked. Please be respectful of the space by walking around garden beds and not through them. There may be people working at the location during our camp, and there may be a crop mob on Sunday where people are harvesting vegetables. Do not enter any buildings that are not clearly part of our action camp (signs will be posted). We will have a map marking areas where people can set up tents. The space is surrounded by a few yards of hardwood trees which make a good spot for setting up your tents. Do not start your own fires. We will have a fire pit for the group to spend time at in the evenings. You cannot bring dogs to this location, and you cannot bring illegal drugs. If anyone is seen not abiding by these simple rules they will be asked to leave.
Donations still need for this camp: food grade buckets, bulk rice, beans/lentils, food donations from restaurants and farmers especially produce, pop up tents/instant canopies, tarps, rope, u-locks.
Croatan Earth First! is hosting a direct action training camp this fall Oct 19-21st near downtown Pittsboro, NC. There will be tent camping available for the weekend, and people are free to come and go. Plan to arrive Friday between 4-6 p.m. and stay until Monday morning! This camp will provide us with the opportunity to teach others skills that, we hope, will enhance their ability stop fracking from operating in our bioregion and to bring new energy into any environmental campaign you’d like to work on.
Everyone is welcome to attend. The exact address of the farm will be promoted in a few weeks. We may have a suggested donation of $10-50 cover food, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Food donations welcome (produce and staples like beans and rice). Don’t forget to bring snacks and musical instruments for night time fun. And, as always, we hope to end this camp with an effective action that people can take part in with us! Feel free to e-mail us with more questions at croatanearthfirst (at) gmail.com! There is much to be lost if fracking occurs in our area, but we are inspired to fight this fight with you and to win. Hope to see you this fall!
You Must Register Below To Attend! Space is Limited.
FRIDAY Oct 19th
|4:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Registration & Tent Set Up|
|6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Biocentrism|
|7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||DINNER|
|8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||The Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army Presents, “Donny Don’t!”|
Saturday, October 20
|8:00 am – 9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Opening Circle|
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Tree Climbing All Day||Climbing Intro (knots & basic up/down)||Security Culture|
|11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm||Direct Action 101||Fracking 101 & Infrastructure|
|1:00p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||LUNCH|
|2:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Climbing Intro continued||Campaign Strategy||Plant Walk|
|4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Direct Action 201||Climate Change Teach In||Movie About Anti-Nuke Movement|
|6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||DINNER|
|8:30p.m. – 9:30 p.m.||Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army Presents, “Donny Quixote!”|
SUNDAY, October 21st
|8:00 am – 9:00 a.m.||BREAKFAST|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Morning Circle|
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Tree climbing all day||Working With The Media||Creating Resilient Communities|
|11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm||Blockades I||Resistance Art / Banner Making|
|2:30p.m.- 3:30 p.m.||Know Your Rights Workshop|
|4:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Blockades II||Survival Skills: Making A Debris Shelter||Debunking Myths About Social Movements|
|6:30 – 8: 30||DINNER|
|8:30 p.m. 9:30.m.||Action Planning : Affinity Groups|
|Monday Oct 22nd||7:00 wake up call, break down tents, 8:00 Breakfast, 9:00 Leave for Protest|
Please bring your own cup, spoon or fork if you can. Don’t forget rain gear. The temperatures will probably be warm in the daytime and possible in the 40′s or 50′s at night, so bring layers. Synthetic or wool are best (cotton does not dry quickly). If you have your own harness and climbing gear feel free to bring that for your own personal use, but we will have gear others can use. E-mail us if you have any allergies we should know about.
Nearby grocery stores if you need snacks:
Piggly Wiggly 317 East St. Pittsboro, NC
Chatham Marketplace (organic foods) 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC
Food Lion East St. Pittsboro, NC