On Saturday, December 2, the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) will hold its statewide Fall Gathering at the Seedbed in Mebane, just outside Durham and Chapel Hill.
The business meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a party to follow. A light breakfast before the meeting, lunch, and party food will be provided Saturday. The next day, Sunday, December 3, we will be hosting a Next Steps discussion and Brunch (food provided) from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
NCGP members and nonmember supporters are both encouraged to attend, though only dues-paid members may vote on party business. A detailed agenda has been emailed to NCGP members, is posted here, and has been posted on our Facebook event page for this meeting.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the NCGP are welcome at our Donate Page to help cover expenses.
This December, we're holding our meeting at the beautiful Seedbed venue in rural Mebane. This is the same location where we held our 2017 Spring Gathering. The Seedbed is the former location of the Stone House retreat center.
For those able to return on Sunday for the Next Step Discussion and Brunch, on-site lodging is available at the Seedbed for Saturday night. Beds are $50. However, NCGP will pay half the fee, so your cost will be only $25! To book a bed, please contact NCGP secretary Tommie James at [email protected]. Please note that reservations are necessary because space is limited. There are no private rooms, so if we fill all the available beds, you will probably need to share a room.
Several hotel/motel options are also available. Click here for a list of motel/hotel options near the Seedbed. Most are under $99 a night, with the exception of the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express & Suites locations in Mebane, both of which are more expensive.
DIRECTIONS TO THE SEEDBED IN MEBANE
Here is a map of the location. Look for "Green Party" signs directing your way as you approach Nicks Rd. Though the address is technically Nicks Rd, the Seedbed venue is down a small dirt road off Nicks. A simple green gate and a "Green Party" sign will mark the entrance to the dirt road. Turn onto this private road ("Hurston Rd.") and proceed till you see the parked cars. The Seedbed is on the left.
If coming from Hwy 85 South: the most straightforward exit to get off is exit 153, Mebane Oaks Road / Tanger Outlets exit. It's a left onto Mebane Oaks Rd from the exit, and then ultimately a left onto Nicks Rd.
Don't forget to RSVP below. When RSVP'ing, please check the boxes to indicate whether you're coming to Saturday's meeting and party and Sunday's events, or whether you can make only one or two portions of the gathering. We need this info to plan for food.
Thanks, and see you in Mebane!
6602 Nicks Rd
Mebane, NC 27302
Google map and directions