Inspired by the vision of nurture capital presented in Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered, by Woody Tasch, Slow Money is catalyzing a new conversation about finance, culture and the soil.
“Imagine the impact of a million people investing 1% of their assets in small food enterprises,” says Slow Money founder Tasch. “A few years ago, the idea that there is such a thing as money that is too fast or securities that are too complex might have seemed far-fetched.
Today, people are hungry for real alternatives to faster and faster, bigger and bigger, more and more global. Investing in local food systems is a way to begin fixing our economy and our culture from the ground up.”
Entrepreneur.com calls Slow Money “one of the top five trends in finance.” Tom Miller, former head of Program-Related Investing at the Ford Foundation and an early funder of Grameen Bank, states, “Slow Money is one of the most remarkable initiatives I’ve seen in decades.”
OUR 2010 NATIONAL GATHERING, SHELBURNE FARMS, VT