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

Local Groups

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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Separating the Tweet from the Chaff

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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.

Grow a Farmer Fund: Nearly $100,000 Raised for Low-interest Loans to Farmers

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My grandparents were berry farmers in western Pennsylvania. Visiting their farm was a highlight of my childhood and part of the reason I do the work I do. I want a future for my kids (and their kids—and everyone's kids) that includes shelling and eating peas, husking and roasting fresh corn, and picking plump berries.
Decelerator attendees

A Photo Recap Of Our First Decelerator

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It is our pleasure to share with you a few photos from our first Decelerator at Lone Hawk Farm. These photos capture a beautiful day of sharing and learning and vital public conversation about how we can all work together to slow our money down. Many thanks to everyone who invested their time and energy with us at this event.
Don Shaffer
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A Conversation with RSF Social Finance CEO Don Shaffer

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Don has served as President & CEO of RSF Social Finance since 2007. He has been a social entrepreneur for many years, growing an education business, a software company, and a sporting goods manufacturer, in addition to the nonprofit Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Don and the team at RSF are constantly asking the question, “How can we model financial transactions that are direct, transparent, personal, and based on long-term relationships?” Under Don’s leadership, RSF’s total assets have grown to over $160 million.