Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

Carol Peppe Hewitt


In cities and towns throughout North the US, a quiet revolution is underway. bored to death with sending their cash off to make a quick dollar in far flung markets, everyone is placing their funds to paintings the place they stay, in markets they belief and understand—starting with food.

Financing Our Foodshed is a suite of genuine existence tales of those sluggish cash pioneers and the neighborhood nutrients marketers, sustainable farmers, bakers, and restaurateurs that they have got selected to support.

Fueled through their wish to do greater than simply eat neighborhood foodstuff, creditors of "nurture capital" are making low-interest, peer-to-peer loans to the folk who produce, technique, distribute, and promote nutrition. Meet passionate marketers including:

  • Abi, a skilled artist-turned-baker, who borrowed the cash for a advertisement oven to begin a gluten-free bakery
  • Angelina, proprietor of a Greek neighborhood meals eating place, who refinanced exorbitant bank card debt incurred by means of renovations
  • Chatham industry, a much-loved grocery co-op whose per thirty days personal loan funds have been decreased by means of a 3rd, due to an formidable collaboration among 16 investors

Financing Our Foodshed tells the compelling tales of standard humans doing anything remarkable, and should attract someone who is aware the severe value of sustainably grown neighborhood nutrients and resilient neighborhood economies, and needs a blueprint to get us there.

Carol Peppe Hewitt is a company proprietor, social entrepreneur, and lifetime activist. She is co-founder of gradual funds NC, operating to aid finance North Carolina's sustainable meals and farming economic system by means of guiding sufferer capital to small-scale farmers and companies in North Carolina.

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