Joel Salatin

Slow Money 2017

You are cordially invited to join us in Boulder, CO, October 16-18 for a local and global gathering on food, investing and culture.

Central Grazing Company

Slow Money Journal

Voices of folks who want to know where their food comes from, where their money goes, and how we can all work together to fix the economy from the ground up.

Joel Salatin

Slow Money 2017

You are cordially invited to join us in Boulder, CO, October 16-18 for a local and global gathering on food, investing and culture.

Since 2010, over $50 million has been invested in 519 local and organic food enterprises through our network.

We all know it’s important to reduce dysfunction in our national political and financial systems, but it’s just as important—maybe even more 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 more than $50 million into more than 500 small food enterprises near where we live.

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.

Read their story

Jackie Smith

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

Read Jackie’s story

Boulted Bread

In Raleigh, North Carolina, a $22,000 loan allowed Sam, Fulton and Josh to construct a custom stone mill and launch Boulted Bread.

Read their story

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:

Slow Money Local Groups

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We have 18 local networks and 11 investment clubs, with more in formation.

Find others like you who are leading the charge in the local food system and the local economy by checking out the Slow Money map!

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Recent Articles and Updates

Bluebird Hill Farm

This Picturesque 13-Acre Organic Farm Could Be Yours

Norma Burns, an architect-turned-farmer, has owned and operated Bluebird Hill Farm for nearly 18 years, growing herbs, specialty vegetables, flowers, and native plants. Now, she’s ready to move back to Raleigh and wants to pass her beloved farm on to someone new—so she’s holding an essay contest to determine who will be the farm’s next owner.
Fred Kirschenmann on his family's 1,800-acre certified organic farm in south central North Dakota.

From Soil to Sustainability

Defining Sustainability. As most everyone interested in sustainability knows by now, the concept has been appropriated by numerous entities and used in various ways, often to achieve different objectives. In his introductory chapter to the excellent 2013 edition of the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World report, Robert Engelman coined the term “sustainababble” to reflect this “cacophonous profusion of uses of the word sustainable to mean anything from environmentally better to cool.”
Land cleared of rain forest for establishment of oil palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysia. Photo by T. R. Shankar Raman.

Life After Conventional Finance

I am a refugee from conventional finance. It all started in the most innocent and promising way: a graduate student in math and economics at the University of California in Berkeley lands a job with a think tank spearheading the quant wave in the 1980s— when everyone was turning to quantitative analysis as a way to determine the best places to invest.
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Separating the Tweet from the Chaff

There are Tweets and there is chaff and the two need to be separated. Isn’t this clearer than the hair on you know who’s head? We’ve got too many Tweets and way too much chaff these days and far too little separating of the two going on.