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We must bring money back down to earth.

Fast money and fast food are destroying our communities, our health, and our soil.

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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 $57 million has been invested in more than 625 organic farms and food enterprises, via dozens of local Slow Money groups around the country (and a few abroad).

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  • Two Roots Farm

    In Carbondale, Colorado, Harper and Christian received a $7,500 loan to help them purchase materials for a mobile walk-in cooler and drip-irrigation system.

  • Central Grazing Company

    In Lawrence, Kansas, a $45,000 low-interest loan enabled Jackie to expand her Animal Welfare Approved lamb products into 15 states.

  • Re:Vision

    In Denver, Re:Vision received a $65,000 grant to develop the Westwood Food Cooperative, one of the first cooperatives in the country owned and operated by a low-income community.

  • Bahner Farm

    In Maine, a $7,000 low-interest loan enabled Bahner Farm to purchase a box truck so they could expand sales at farmers markets.

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SOIL by Woody Tasch

This is a call to farms”

Poetry, essays, photos and more

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.

"A must read—fun, provocative, inspiring—for all who care about food, finance, culture and soil."

—Leslie Christian, Northstar Asset Management

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Through public meetings large and small, and peer-to-peer relationships, Slow Money local groups catalyze the direct flow of capital to organic farmers and food entrepreneurs. See if there's a local group near you!

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Slow Money North Carolina leader Carol Hewitt and Boulted Bread cofounder Fulton Forde.

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Celebrating the Real “Angels” in a New Food Economy

Many people relate to angels and have their own definitions of them. In the food system world, “angels” are investors, often known as venture capitalists (VC), typically focused on startups that hold promise of fast growth and exits to allow for large financial returns. VC investors understand that only 1 out of 10 investments will likely succeed, and often choose to invest in the technology sector.

Finance Your Foodshed

Our food system’s successes and spectacular failures account for nearly one trillion dollars of US GDP, yet the media spotlight is usually reserved for the sexier tech and financial sectors. I hear regularly about growing populations, water shortages and rapidly changing international trade policies, and still, food and its ancillary industries seem to be taken as a given in the American economic schema.

A Lively Serious Look at the Question of Return

Salmon return. Boomerangs return. Hindus return. When things work out, investments return. Letters with insufficient postage return. So do infections, mosquitos, prodigal sons, wandering eyes, sideways glances, the hands of a clock, circular reasons, not-quite-infinite seasons, pendulums, memories, criminals to the scenes of their crimes, and stories to where they left off.

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