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About Slow Money

The Slow Money Alliance is a national network and a family of local networks, organized around: 

The Slow Money Principles 
New ways of thinking about the relationship between food, money and soil;


Regional Events
Slow Money Institutes, local discussion groups and entrepreneur showcases organized by Slow Money chapters;

National Gatherings
Annual events that bring together investors, donors, entrepreneurs, activists and farmers from around the country and the world; and,

Financial Products and Services
Incubating new vehicles to make it easier for individuals of all economic backgrounds to participate, including the first of these to launch, The Soil Trust.

Our members include experienced investors, leading food entrepreneurs, social investment pioneers, organic farmers and just plain old regular folks who are worried about where their investments are going or who want to chip in small donations.  All of us believe that putting some of our money to work in local food enterprises makes tremendous sense—in terms of financial diversification, in terms of biological diversity, in terms of security, in terms of local resilience, in terms of addressing many of today’s most pressing health and environmental challenges.

“Slow Money is critical to the future of social investing.”

Robert Zevin, called "the father of social investing"
   Slow Money Founding Member

“It brings tears to my eyes.”

Jim Baird, Baird Orchards
   Slow Money Founding Member

     
                               
     

    “Slow Money is one of the few things that gives me hope. I’ve been involved in many movements over the years. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be a part of this one. It has a chance to make a real difference.”   

    Michael Kanter, Owner, Cambridge Naturals
               Slow Money Founding Member
                                                 

     

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    A very special thanks to Investors’ Circle, a sister network that incubated Slow Money over several years.

     
     

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