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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 $66 million has been invested in 697 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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Check out stories from the movement

Colorado Soil Systems Receives 0% Loan

In 2016, Colorado Soil Systems received a $15,000 zero-percent loan from the 2Forks Club. This loan allowed us to establish a fruit-tree rootstock nursery to preserve indigenous trees that grow in the valley; purchase irrigation supplies, fencing, and soil amendments; and embark on a vegetable- and flower- production operation.

The Fake, the Manufactured and the Fast

As surely as a home is far more than a house, the place where I live is far more than a street, a town, a county, a country, a zip code, or an IP address. I don’t live in the land of politics or the realm of economics. I don’t live inside the Beltway or in Nasdaqland or Kazakhstan. I don’t live in cyberspace.

Slow Money Helps Save Beloved Co-op

After more than 30 years in business, the SLO Natural Foods Co-op in San Luis Obispo, California, probably would not have continued to survive without the help of Slow Money SLO. Inspired by a desire to save the community’s beloved store, a group of investors started Slow Money SLO and in 2013 made $87,000 in peer-to-peer loans to help the co-op move from a tiny, rustic space to a much larger building nearby.

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