We invite you to join us in pioneering a new way to support local food systems and sustainable agriculture in Colorado. It’s called Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally—SOIL. This isn’t investing in the traditional sense. We’re using charitable donations and 0% loans to fund the next generation of diversified, organic farms and the small food enterprises that bring their produce to the local market.
Since 2010, over $57 million has been invested in more than 632 local and organic food enterprises through the Slow Money network.
We all know it’s important to reduce dysfunction in our national political and financial systems, but it’s just as important to invest in the future we all want to see in our communities. A healthy local food system is the place to start. Through local networks, public meetings large and small, and lots of peer-to-peer learning, we’ve steered $57 million into 632 small food enterprises.
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.
Let’s fix the economy from the ground up, starting with food.
Do you believe that your health, the economy’s health and the environment’s health would all be significantly improved if there were a million new small and mid-sized organic farms in the United States? Join in and get started:
Some sights in the neighborhood were so common that I had stopped noticing them; but then one day they came into view. While driving down Harold Street on the way to my cousin’s house, I noticed a vacant lot on my left and then, just a block down, I saw two large vacant lots on my right.
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It is our pleasure to share with you a few photos from Day 2 of SOIL 2017 at Lone Hawk Farm in Longmont, Colorado. These photos capture a beautiful day of launching Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally—our new Colorado initiative.
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It is our pleasure to share with you a few photos from SOIL 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. These photos capture a beautiful day of sharing and learning and vital public conversation about the relationship between the actual soil and the soil of a restorative economy.
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Too often, violence is in our face. Charlottesville. Las Vegas. North Korea nuclear saber rattling. And too often, it’s as quiet as an algorithm. As innocuous as a drive to the supermarket. As shelf-stable as a Twinkie.
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