Carol Peppe Hewitt is an author, business owner, social entrepreneur, and a pioneer in the Slow Money movement.
Since founding Slow Money NC in 2010, Carol has catalyzed over 85 low-interest loans to nearly 50 small farmers and local food businesses in North Carolina - with a goal of building resilient local foodsheds from the coast to the mountains. Altogether, these loans now total over a million dollars.
Carol's new book, Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food With Slow Money tells the compelling, real-life stories of 22 Slow Money entrepreneurs. Through her words, we meet the folks who grow, process, distribute, and sell local food in her part of the country, as well as the many generous individuals who have stepped up to become their supporters.
Currently on a national book tour, Carol is spreading the idea even further that Slow Money is a simple yet profound activity we can all take part in.
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