Welcome to Slow Money NC
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 120 generous people have made 160 low-interest loans to finance 82 local food projects, totaling about 1.5M dollars and climbing.
But it’s not really about the money – it’s about the people. Read about many of the marvelous farmers and local food entrepreneurs who have received Slow Money NC loans here, or how to get a Slow Money NC loan, or how to become a potential Slow Money lender.
And definitely sign up to get our occasional Slow Money NC newsletters.
You can learn how Slow Money NC got started, and read the heart-warming stories of the first two dozen borrowers and several of their lenders in 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
If you can – please help us keep catalyzing loans. We are a non-profit, so donations are crucial – and the only way we keep this project alive. Monthly sustaining donations are critical, as we have a small grant that will match them.
Deep thanks for your interest in sustainable agriculture, community finance and local food,
~ Carol Peppe Hewitt
Slow Money NC Network Leader and the Slow Money NC team