Financing Our Foodshed - Building Resilient Communities through Community Financing
Carol Peppe Hewitt - Financing Our Foodshed
Growing local food takes more than passion and hard work. It usually also takes money. And conventional lenders either can’t or just won’t help.
In this workshop, Carol Peppe Hewitt, co-founder of Slow Money NC (North Carolina) shares how she has catalyzed more than 120 local, peer-to-peer loans in towns across North Carolina. These affordable loans, now totaling more than 1.2 million dollars, helped start up, operate and/or expand nearly 60 small farmers and local food entrepreneurs. The lenders are ordinary people in our communities who understand the importance of a resilient local food economy.
Come be inspired, and learn how you can bring community financing home to your town, and how to get money flowing from generous lenders like you to the people and projects that deserve support (like you) in your community.