Creating change in the world doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult – you can simply start here.
Since 2010, over $4 million has been invested in 110 local and organic food enterprises in North Carolina by our Slow Money family!
We know it’s important to invest in the future we all want to create. A healthy local food system is an ideal place to start. Through gatherings, coaching, learning, lending, and caring – Slow Money NC is having an impact!
To date approximately 200 generous people have made more than 300 low-interest loans to finance 110 local food projects, totaling over 4M dollars and climbing.
But it’s not really about the money – it’s about the people.
• Read about the sustainable farmers and local food entrepreneurs who have received Slow Money NC loans here.
• Learn how to get a Slow Money NC loan,
• And how to become a potential Slow Money lender,
• Sign up to get our occasional Slow Money NC newsletters about our local events.
While you’re here, please sign the Slow Money Principles.
To learn how Slow Money NC got started, and heart-warming stories of the first two dozen borrowers and 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 how we keep this project alive. Monthly sustaining donations are critical.
Because we keep our overhead so low – for each dollar you donate, we are able to turn that into fifty dollars loaned to small food enterprises!
Deep thanks for your interest in sustainable agriculture, community finance, and local food.
Carol Peppe Hewitt
Slow Money NC Executive Director, and the Slow Money NC team