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September 2012 Slow Money Minute

Real Billions and Real Trillions

While I was searching for images of life in the soil, I came upon the following on Sweet Bay Farm’s website (see above). They’re working to restore soils depleted by decades of monoculture—the continual cultivation of a single crop, in this case tobacco—so this picture of several earthworm tunnels in a clod does not yet suggest anything teeming.

A Conversation With Jeff Moyer

Jeff, before we begin, I want to thank you for the images of the jars of water, one with soil rich in organic matter and one with the dissolved murkiness of soil that is deficient in carbon. Ever since you showed those images during a public talk a decade or so ago, the comparison has stuck with me.

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.

Reader Interactions


  1. David Corson-Knowles says

    Hi Susanne,
    We do have a local group organizing in Alberta. You can learn more about them and reach them here:

    We also have active members and entrepreneurs in Vancouver, and other members and supporters throughout Canada.

    The best way to get started investing is to find a local investment that is meaningful to you and make it happen. Let us know what you choose to invest in. You can take inspiration from these stories:
    You can also find a fund to invest in immediately, using our resources page here:

    Finally, you can make a small and important contribution to the Soil Trust, which will allow your donation to be combined with hundreds of others and then invested in local food enterprises. Learn more about the Soil Trust:

    Thanks, and do let us know how it goes.

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