Local Food, Local Fuel, and Local Finance

Local Food, Local Fuel, Local FinanceBuilding a vibrant local economy requires many interlocking pieces — from local food, to local fuel, to the local finances to bring these initiatives to fruition. 

Authors Carol Hewitt and Lyle Estill haven’t just been writing about these interlocking pieces of local economy, they’ve been building them. Carol founded Slow Money NC to help investors connect with local food entrepreneurs and community projects, and Lyle (author of Small is Possible) doubles as an alternative energy entrepreneur.  Read more

Introduction to Local Investing Workshop

Local Investing workshop flierWe’ve been doing our research and now we’re ready to share!

This Thursday, October 16th at 6:00pm we’ll be talking about how local folks are using tools developed around the country to democratize capital and invest locally — and how you can too!

We’ll explore using self-directed IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts) to divest from Wall Street and into our communities, small business and peer-to-peer loans, as well as other strategies for investing locally.   Read more