When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for some of the people some of the time and all of the people all of the time to reaffirm the political bands which have connected them with one another.
Fixing the economy from the ground up
Starting with food
Building local food systems is one of the most direct, powerful ways to begin addressing critical challenges of our time—climate change, health, community resilience. Since 2010, over $73 million has been invested in 752 organic farms and food enterprises, via dozens of local Slow Money groups around the country (and a few abroad).
In 2018, SOIL—Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally—was launched in Boulder, CO to make 0% loans.Learn more
SOIL—Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally
A new way to fund local and organic food
We invite you to join us in pioneering a new way to support local food systems on Colorado’s Front Range. You become a member of SOIL with a tax deductible donation of $250 or more. Then, members make 0% loans to local farmers and food entrepreneurs, by majority vote—one member, one vote, no matter what the size of your donation.Learn more
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Since 2009, Slow Money founder Woody Tasch has been at the forefront of a new economic story—a story about bringing our money back down to earth. His first book sparked a movement. His second book carries his thought leadership forward.
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—Leslie Christian, Northstar Asset Management
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While I was searching for images of life in the soil, I came upon the following on Sweet Bay Farm’s website (see above). They’re working to restore soils depleted by decades of monoculture—the continual cultivation of a single crop, in this case tobacco—so this picture of several earthworm tunnels in a clod does not yet suggest anything teeming.
Jeff, before we begin, I want to thank you for the images of the jars of water, one with soil rich in organic matter and one with the dissolved murkiness of soil that is deficient in carbon. Ever since you showed those images during a public talk a decade or so ago, the comparison has stuck with me.
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