March 22, 2013
“Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered”
Eat Local Week, Sarasota, Fla.
Woody Tasch will give the keynote address from 7 to 9 p.m. Advance registration is highly recommended for this event, as it is likely to sell out. Located at Ringling College of Art + Design, Academic Center Auditorium, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Please click here for more information and to register.
Please join us for our fourth webinar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mountain time). The conversation begins with Carol Peppe Hewitt, author of “Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money” and chapter head of Slow Money North Carolina, who has facilitated close to $700,000 in 75 Slow Money loans between investors and businesses. Peppe Hewitt’s approach, which some compare to that of a matchmaker, is personal and relationship-based, and she has inspired 59 individuals to jump in and invest. During the webinar, Peppe Hewitt will share entertaining stories and concrete how-tos and tips for investing the Slow Money way. Register here.
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at HUB Boulder, join Woody Tasch, founder of the Slow Money movement, and a panel of rising local food and farming entrepreneurs (Lucky’s Market, Esoteric Foods, Source Local Foods, Door to Door Organics, MM Local, Veterans to Farmers). Discover how the Slow Money approach is empowering local food and farming enterprises, and learn how you can get involved. Hear about the kinds of regional businesses that are helping to rebuild the local food system, and the local investment options that are becoming available. Participation is free. Find out more.
From 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, Woody Tasch moderates the discussion “Real Accounting: Valuing Land and Culture” at the Berry Center 2013 Conference.
From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, Woody joins Bill McKibben and Mary Berry, among others, on a panel to further explore the central topic of the conference, “What Will It Take to Resettle America?” Click here for conference information.
Join Woody Tasch, Michael Shuman and Charles Eisenstein from 6 to 9 p.m. at HUB Boulder. In an era of economic decline and ecological collapse, a handful of visionaries are forging pathways to reverse the destructive course of the globalized, industrialized, perpetual-growth economy. Emerging as acclaimed authors and thought leaders in the new field of “restorative economics,” Tasch, Shuman and Eisenstein will engage in a candid and creative exploration of what is becoming possible now in a world in transition, recognizing, as Paul Hawken once said, that “We have the capacity and ability to create a remarkably different economy, one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work and true security.” Registration is $20. Click here for details.
It’s not too early—or too late—to make plans to join us for our fourth Slow Money National Gathering in Boulder, Colo., on April 29–30. Click here for details on how to register.
Food Book Fair and Slow Money NYC have partnered to inspire and educate people about the connected nature of investing strategy and food system change. The event includes a pitch competition, a resource fair and book chats in a pop-up store called Write Down to Business. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.