Creating change in the world doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult –  you can simply start here.

Register here for the SOIL NC Launch Party, soil-in-hands Sunday, April 2nd from noon-2pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse in downtown Pittsboro.

SOIL NC is a fabulous new way to support our local farms. Learn more here!

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Welcome to Slow Money NC!

Since 2010, over $3 million has been invested in nearly 100 local and organic food enterprises in North Carolina by our Slow Money family!

We all know it’s important to reduce dysfunction in our national political and financial systems, but it’s just as important—maybe even more important—to invest in the future we all want to see in our communities. A healthy local food system is the ideal place to start. Through gatherings, coaching, learning, and our passion for healthy soil, we’ve steered more than $3 million into more than 98 small food enterprises near where we live.

Slow Money by Woody Tasch

Woody’s book of ideas that started the Slow Money movement across the US and beyond.

Woody Tasch, author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, spoke in Pittsboro, NC on May 20, 2010, and several of us in the audience stepped up and started making Slow Money loans.

We founded Slow Money NC, created this website,  and have been catalyzing community financing for local, sustainable farmers and food entrepreneurs in North Carolina ever since.

To date over 170 generous people have made 190 low-interest loans to finance 98 local food projects, totaling about 3M dollars and climbing.


Aaron Carpenter used a Slow Money loan to winterize his produce stand.

But it’s not really about the money – it’s about the people. You can read about many of the marvelous sustainable farmers and local food entrepreneurs who have received Slow Money NC loans right here on the website, learn how to get a Slow Money NC loan, and how to become a potential Slow Money lender.

Please sign the Slow Money Principles, and learn about Slow Money at the national level, as well as the Credibles program.

And definitely sign up to get our occasional Slow Money NC newsletters.

photoTo learn how Slow Money NC got started, and enjoy heart-warming stories of the first two dozen borrowers and several of their lenders, check out Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food With Slow Money, by Slow Money NC co-founder Carol Peppe Hewitt. It’s a blueprint for how to use community financing to build resilience in your local foodshed.

Please help us keep catalyzing affordable loans. We are a small non-profit, and your donations are the only way we keep this project alive. Monthly sustaining donations are critical. Each dollar donated moves fifty dollars to small food enterprises!

Deep thanks for your slow money turtle logo2interest in sustainable agriculture, community finance, and local food.

Carol Peppe Hewitt
Slow Money NC Network Leader and the Slow Money NC team

Slow Money NC Disclaimer – the important not so small print….
Slow Money events are not an offer to sell securities nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Slow Money NC does not give investment advice, endorsement, analysis or recommendations with respect to any securities and is not a broker, venture fund or an investment advisor.