I just returned home from Charlotte, and though that’s over a two hour drive, it was easy to stay awake. I just kept thinking back to all the good news and great company of the evening.
We got an update on the progress at Windcrest Farm from Mary Roberts. She received Slow Money loans from two lenders a few months back, and was able to dig a new well for use by the farm.
Now they can take a shower and water their organic produce at the same time!
Here’s Mary with Donna, one of her lenders and long time customer and friend.
We heard from Lucy, a Certified Master Composter, about composting projects she is working on throughout the city, and from David, an emerging farmer who is farming at the Elma C. Lomax Farm Incubator in Concord, NC. We swapped stories, gave advice, shared resources and ideas – and schemed about to get even more Slow Money moving in the greater Charlotte area.
Earlier, in a conversation with Lynn Caldwell, from the Atherton Market, we confirmed that Charlotte will get the next Funds to Farms event! The date is set for the evening of May 12th. Check back as the location will be announced soon. The first Funds to Farms event in Durham at Fullsteam Brewery in January sold out, and raised over $2000 that was given back to the presenting farmers. Check out the website for the details, then come join us on May 12th!
This one went to Dennis Berry of Berry Apiary for more equipment to increase his honey business.
Here’s Dennis and Charlie, his lender, smiling as a check passes across the table.
Thanks to Healthy Home Market for the use of their conference room.
Way to go Slow Money NC Charlotte!