Wednesday, March 7th, 6 – 8PM
Come join us at Ninth Street Bakery to hear about three great new Slow Money NC projects that are happening in Durham!
6PM Slow Money NC Entrepreneur Showcase
Ninth Street Bakery is expanding! They want to add a deck to hold events, serve beer, hard cider and ‘Bull City Booch,’ their delicious NEW locally made Kombucha! We are looking for several people to make affordable, short-term loans that total $30,000 to make this happen. Owner, Frank Ferrell has worked for decades to make Durham a better place. This is our chance to give back, investing locally where it really matters. The second project is with Greenway Transit in Durham. They just received a Slow Money NC loan to purchase a used transit bus to be used to run local farm tours. They hope to purchase a second bus and convert it to a mobile farmers’ market. They need $5000 to make this happen. Homegrown City Farms just received a Slow Money NC loan to build an urban farm on 1/4 acre in E. Durham and is now signing up CSA members. Come learn how to get more Slow Money moving fast in Durham!
Then enjoy a supper of local food and drink and meet Bryan.
7PM Guest Speaker – Bryan McGannon, Campaign Coordinator for the American Sustainable Business Council in Washington, DC
During a light supper of local food and drink, (including local cheeses from nearby Reliable Cheese Company) Bryan will inform attendees as to how North Carolina sustainable businesses and organizations can collaborate to build a more vibrant, just, and sustainable local and national economy. Like Slow Money NC the ASBC supports innovative financing solutions to transform our economy while working to shape public policy in that direction.
7:30 Networking and ‘Bull City Booch’ tasting
Enjoy this chance to network with like-minded farmers, foodies, fellow sustainable business owners and try the Booch! Beer, cider, juices and desserts available as well.
|Frank discusses his new expansion plans with Carol over a glass of Booch!|
We are excited to get these more Slow Money moving in Durham!
Get engaged in moving our minds and our money from faraway investments to our local food economy. Start right here, right now!
1. Sign the Slow Money Principles today.
2. Become a member of Slow Money. Your dues help up expand our reach deeper in the soil, throughout NC and beyond. (please note the drop down menu that allows you to designate half your dues to Slow Money NC!)
3. Sign up to make a Slow Money loan to a local food business in your area. Enter a pledge amount and we will contact you if we have projects in your area requesting a loan.
4. Let us know if have a viable local food business idea that’s needs capital.
Come join us on March 7th at Ninth Street Bakery, and help us raise the loan money we need for these exciting Durham local food projects!
Thanks for your support and caring of our local foodshed and the people it feeds.