(*Inspired by Slow Money)
Our Second National Gathering
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
June 9-11, 2010
Slow Money… It’s not an ISM (as in capitalism, socialism, consumerism, market fundamentalism…). But it is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century. Join the emerging network of investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists who are giving birth to the nurture capital industry.
Shelburne Farms is a working farm and forest and National Historic Landmark in a setting uniquely imbued with the history of capitalism, and it is a nonprofit organization dedicated to forging a new future through sustainability education, creating social enterprises and strengthening local food systems. In 2010, we invited our National Gathering participants to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Champlain and meet thought leaders and change agents who are joined in this exciting project: designing capital markets that go beyond extraction and consumption all the way to preservation and restoration… starting with food and soil fertility.
The event began with eTown, a nationally syndicated radio show on NPR recording at the Flynn Theatre on Wednesday, June 9th. The Vermont gathering was catered by Sugarsnap, a local organic catering company, and included a final farmstead dinner on Friday catered by the New England Culinary Institute, with the musical accompaniment of Phineas Gage.The detailed program is archived here.