Carol Peppe Hewitt will share a sampling of the caring and compelling, real-life stories about Slow Money entrepreneurs – the people who grow, process, distribute and sell local food – and the folks in their communities who become their lenders. Her session will both inspire and instruct anyone interested in putting community capital to work strengthening and building resilience in their local foodshed.
Carol Peppe Hewitt is an author, business owner, social entrepreneur and a pioneer in the Slow Money movement. Since founding Slow Money N.C. in 2010, she has catalyzed more than 75 low-interest loans to 35 small farmers and local food businesses in North Carolina, totaling close to $700,000, and she is just getting started. A passionate local food and sustainability activist, her straight talk about money, and the imperative to get our money flowing into small local farms, is both disarming and inspiring.
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