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Durham County Library Hosts Slow Money NC Co-Founder and Author

Program: Meet the Author: Carol Peppe Hewitt
Date: Saturday, December 14
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Carol Peppe Hewitt for a reading and discussion of her book, Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Hewitt is the co-founder and principal “matchmaker” of Slow Money NC, an organization whose members lend “nurture” capital loans to individuals with worthwhile projects reflecting their goal of promoting an ethical, sustainable local economy that is restorative to the community and planet. Her book features the first 22 farmers and food entrepreneurs who received Slow Money loans, including Homegrown Farm, Big Spoon Roasters, Rose’s Meat and Sweet Shop, Cocoa Cinnamon, the Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company and 9th Street Bakery.

In addition to Slow Money NC, Hewitt works with her husband Mark Hewitt, a noted potter, and helped organize Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.

The event will include local food samples from Durham farmers and food entrepreneurs who have benefited from these efforts and who will also join in the afternoon’s discussion. A book signing will follow the reading.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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