San Luis Obispo, CA
Through volunteer work and non-profit structure, more than 25 small food and farm enterprises have been advised, coached and provided with peer to peer loans. Slow Money SLO contributes to the health and well-being of the SLO County food system and its residents.
Slow Money SLO is active and growing. Founding members who wanted to support local, small food and farm enterprises were inspired by Woody Tasch, author of the book Slow Money, during his presentation at the CAFES (Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences) event held at Hearst Ranch in Spring 2012. The Slow Money SLO network connects local, small food and farm enterprises in need of support to individuals who are interested in providing financial and business development support. These entrepreneurs in the food industry typically cannot obtain traditional funding, but are nonetheless very important to increasing the availability of quality food to local consumers.