I have been a sheep farmer for 15 years. It is my life calling. Quite an unexpected path for me, since I didn’t grow up in farming and my knowledge of sheep was very limited.
Christian and I fell in love with farming not too long after falling in love with each other. Before graduating from the University of Montana, we had our first farming experiences at PEAS farm, the university farm near campus.
Slow Money activities in Colorado are on the upswing in a number of significant ways. This summer, the 2Forks club of Carbondale crossed $100,000 in capital and made its first loan: $23,500 to Zephyros Farm of Paonia, enabling the purchase of a used refrigerated truck. 2Forks is the first of 13 Slow Money investment clubs […]
Boulder-based Transition Colorado, a 501c3, has been working toward food localization since 2007. With our for-profit investment company (Localization Partners) and a Slow Money Investment Club, we’re now focusing on localizing the food supply of the Front Range Urban Corridor, a population area of 4.3 million people and an agricultural base of 9 million acres […]
We did it! After gestating the idea for quite a while, we have planted the seeds of the Soil Trust firmly in the field of action. A couple of weeks ago we announced the Soil Trust to all of you and we are pleased by the strong interest it generated. A special thank you to […]
There’s no grocery store within a two-mile radius of Chad McIntyre’s popular Market restaurant and that, he says, is an opportunity. McIntyre’s business is part of the growing local food movement in North Carolina. The Market serves whole, all-natural, unprocessed foods from local sources and supports organic and sustainable farming practices. But McIntyre’s restaurant is […]
Is it possible to use cow manure to turn a profit? That’s the question entrepreneur Teddy Stray had mulled over for years on his wife’s multi-generational family ranch, renowned for its award-winning Pt. Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese. Repurposed waste is the raw material for many businesses today, from clothing made out of recycled containers, to […]