On Friday, September 7, 2018 the Moving to Conservers group is gathering at Peaks & Creeks Brewing Company (212 King Street) located in Brevard’s Lumberyard Arts District and invite all to join us for “Growing Our Local Community and Economy” from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with discussion and fellowship to follow.

Our speaker for this event is Benji Taylor Jones, Raleigh attorney and proponent of North Carolina’s unique crowdfunding investment law, N.C. PACES ACT (Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small business).  Learn more about Ms. Jones at her website:  https://www.wardandsmith.com/attorneys/benji-jones

This law allows for local investing whether it be agricultural, brick and mortar, or support for local entrepreneur(s).  Unlike popular ‘Crowdfunding’ –  PACES provides funding for local projects, and also allows funders to receive a return for their investment in the community.  The full text of the Act may be found at:   https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S481v6.pdf, and responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Act are provided by the Office of the N.C. Secretary of State:  https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/securities/crowdfunding

The evening of September 7 provides an opportunity for our local community to hear about this new law; ask questions; connect with individuals and businesses who want to enable or need local community support, and learn about Moving to Conservers and our ongoing discussion about food scrap collection and composting in Brevard.

Currently, Conservers endeavor to connect local food scrap producers to food scraps users, to invest in our soils and keep organics where they may best serve our community:  out of our landfill and producing new soil.  We realize that composting solutions require resources and funding, so we want to educate ourselves and our community about PACES and explore ways to support this project.

In the future Conservers plan to hold additional informational gatherings to discuss topics that relate to our local community.  We welcome input and participation in developing those topics.  For more information about the Moving to Conservers, the September 7 event or to be added to our newsletter email us at:  jbwkjc@gmail.com.