On Saturday morning, July 20, the North Carolina Green Party (NCGP) will begin its statewide Summer Gathering at the beautiful Seedbed venue in Mebane, just outside Durham and Chapel Hill. The Seedbed is the same location where we held our 2019 Winter Gathering and is the former location of the Stone House retreat center. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m., provided by the NCGP. The meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with lunch provided by the NCGP, as well as an onsite potluck dinner. On Sunday, we’ll hold a meeting reserved for NCGP members only.
NCGP members and nonmember supporters are both encouraged to attend. There is a full kitchen for our use if you can bring a dish and/or drink for the potluck.
The Saturday event is free and open to the public. Suggested donations of $25 to the NCGP are welcome at our Donate Page to help cover expenses.
Saturday meeting agenda:
- 9:00–10:00 a.m. — breakfast
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — meeting:
- “Building Independent Political Power” presentation and discussion
- Breakout sessions for skills-building and organizing
- Breakout sessions for forming issue-oriented working groups
- 6:00 p.m. — potluck dinner (please bring something to share)
- 7:15 p.m. — film viewing of Wilmington on Fire, the story of the 1898 Wilmington riots, where black leaders were run out of town and many hunted down and murdered.
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.
The Sunday event is reserved for members only. Brunch will be provided by the NCGP. If you’re an NCGP member, check your inbox soon for a separate notice about Sunday’s agenda.
Several hotel/motel options are 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 the end 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. We need this info to plan for food.
To sign up to bring a food or beverage item to the potluck, contact NCGP coordinator Jan Martell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and see you in Mebane!
6602 Nicks Rd
Mebane, NC 27302
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