On Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 5:30-7pm, Slow Money NC had an inaugural public gathering at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte. A diverse group that included local food producers, a state extension agent, Charlotte School of Law professors working on food policy, the founder of Slow Foods Charlotte and others who just care about the Slow Money mission met to listen to Carol Peppe Hewitt talk about the founding and work of Slow Money in North Carolina.
The small group pulled up chairs in a circle and introduced their background and interests, and John Lee of Sea Lavender Farm presented his aquaponics project taking shape just outside of Charlotte.
We are working on getting Sea Lavender Farm the first Slow Money Charlotte loan, and we’re also looking for pledges and more projects from the Charlotte area. Several attendees from the August gathering are working on having gatherings at the 7th Street Public Market on a bi-monthly basis starting with October of 2012.