Author Archives: slowmoneync

“somehow, i never thought it would be so hard to loan money to strangers with no security and almost no return…”

When this email arrived I laughed out loud. Because the funniest jokes are about things that are true, or at least mostly true. Jeff, in his generosity, had approached me about finding a local farmer that might need capital. So … Continue reading

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Why are we here?

To the attendees at the Slow Money NC Spring 2017 Gathering… We are here to make sure there is asparagus in April, and tomatoes in summer, and broccoli in the fall. And oyster mushrooms growing magically all year round indoors. … Continue reading

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Slow Money for a mill, a bakery and then – more mills!

Boulted Bread December 21, 2016/by Carol Peppe Hewitt Editor’s note: This article appears in the Winter 2016/17 issue of the national Slow Money Journal. When Sam Kirkpatrick and Fulton Forde got together to open their bakery, Boulted Bread, in downtown … Continue reading

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Who writes these posts?

Carol Peppe Hewitt is co-founder & principal matchmaker of Slow Money NC, author of Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money, and she writes these occasional blog entries. They tell of her adventures catalyzing peer-to-peer loans, and of … Continue reading

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An interview with Frank Stasio

A while back I had the good fortune to talk with Frank Stasio, host of the NPR show, The State of Things. Frank is a thoughtful interviewer, and a fan of Slow Money. He was also instrumental in the opening … Continue reading

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Slow Money NC Visits Elon

Slow Money NC Visits Elon.

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Running On Local and Relentless Touring

Our Southeast four-day tour of “Running On Local” launched at the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance,  just over the bridge from South Miami to Key Biscayne, on February 22th, 2013. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon we held … Continue reading

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