Since June, 2010 over $3 million has been invested in nearly 100 local and organic food enterprises in North Carolina through the Slow Money NC network, primarily via direct peer-to-peer low-interest loans and equity investments. This is just a portion of the national Slow Money movement’s projects totaling over $50M. And it’s an excellent start.
Our next step? Introducing…..
“Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally in North Carolina”
In 2017, in order to have even more impact – to help more farms and reach more investors…we are launching SOIL NC.
SOIL NC will aggregate charitable contributions and then make 0% loans to small food enterprises. Over time, as loans are repaid, and as new loans will be made, and as new contributions are received…. SOIL, NC will grow into a significant and powerful resource to help strengthen the local food system in North Carolina.
You can read more about the details on this one page Information Sheet.
We will be talking about this at our March 14th Slow Money NC Gathering.
And we will learn more at the Aligning Your Investments with Your Values workshop, led by Marco Vangelisti on March 31st.
We are planning a SOIL NC Launch Party from noon-2pm on April 2, 2017 for all our founding SOIL members. Complete the Membership Agreement, mail it to us with your donation, and we will send you a link to register for the party!
If you would like to speak to a member of the Slow Money team about SOIL, please email Carol Hewitt.