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Sarasota News Leader November 29, 2013 release notes. "Since founding Slow Money NC in 2010, she has catalyzed more than 90 low-interest loans to nearly 50 small farmers and local food businesses in North Carolina, with a goal of building resilience in local food sheds," the release adds. Her book, Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food With Slow Money, "tells the compelling, real-life stories of 22 Slow Money entrepreneurs who grow, process, distribute and sell local food, as well as the generous people in their communities who became their lenders," the release continues. A second speaker, Trish Riley, will discuss Greening Your Business: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Future. Riley is an award-winning journalist and author whose books include The Complete Idiot's Guides to Green Living and Greening Your Business and The Explorer's Guide to South Florida, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Keys, the release notes. Trish Riley/Contributed photo Riley publishes, an environmental news site and resource to help build sustainable communities. She founded the Gainesville Chapter of Green Drinks as well as Cinema Verde, an environmental film and arts festival in Gainesville. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available, the release notes. The deadline for sponsorship and exhibitor applications is Dec. 2. To learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor and to view the applications, visit Pages/2013Applications.aspx. To learn more about the event and to register, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000, or visit SustainableCommunities. Carol Hewit/Contributed photo Page 76

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