Slow Money

Inaugural National Gathering

Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 9-11, 2009

Thanks to all our new members and friends for making the Santa Fe event such a success. We had over 450 people attend from 34 states and 6 countries.
– Woody Tasch


Click here to read Senator Tom Udall’s message.
Click here to see the list of presenting entrepreneurs.

Click here to see the event program.


Eric Becker, Vice President, Trillium Asset Management
William Brinton, Founder, Woods End Research
Paolo di Croce, Executive Director, Slow Food International
Penelope Douglas, President and Co-Founder, Pacific
Community Ventures
Anthony Flaccavento, Executive Director, Appalachian
Sustainable Development
Joan Gussow, Author,
This Organic Life
Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center
Kristen Martinez, entrepreneur in residence, New Mexico
Community Capital
Mardi Mellon, Director of Food and Environment Program,
Union of Concerned Scientists
Tom Miller, former Head of Program Related Investing,
Ford Foundation
David Orr, professor, Oberlin College
George Siemon, CEO, Organic Valley
Greg Steltenpohl, Founder, Odwalla
Woody Tasch, Chairman and President, Slow Money
Judi Wicks, Founder, White Dog Café
Ann Wright, Deputy Secretary, USDA 

Event Highlights

Music by Eliza Gilkyson and Robert Mirabal
Screening of "Food Fight" and "Dirt The Movie"
A Friday night farm table feast.


Avalon Trust
Chelsea Green Publishing
McCune Charitable Foundation
Organic Valley
RSF Social Finance
Solidago  Foundation
Stonyfield Farm

Partnering Organizations

1% For the Planet
Blue Moon Fund
Capulin Cooperative Alliance
Crop to Cuisine
Edible Communities Publications
Edible Santa Fe
Ethical Markets Media
Grace Communications
Haymarket Peoples Fund
Investors' Circle
Green Money Journal
La Montanita Coop
Santa Fe Alliance
The Organic Center

Video From the Event


Video Greetings


Video Footage of Entrepreneur Presentations
Below are video clips from a few of the 26 small food enterprises that presented at the gathering.

La Montanita Co-op

Let's Be Frank

Vermont Smoke & Cure

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