We’d like to invite you to join us in pioneering a new way to support local food systems and sustainable agriculture on Colorado’s Front Range. It’s called Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally—SOIL.
We’re using charitable donations and 0% loans to fund the next generation of diversified, organic farms and the small food enterprises that bring their produce to the local market. We’re building a permanent, member-controlled funding resource. This is investing that leaves the returns in, for the benefit of future generations.
You become a member of SOIL with a tax deductible donation of $250 or more. Then, members make 0% loans to local farmers and food entrepreneurs, by majority vote—one member, one vote, no matter what the size of your donation. When loans are repaid, funds are recycled into new loans. Over the years, SOIL will grow into a substantial funding resource for the community.
I am excited to be a founding member of SOIL. What holds more promise, on so many levels, than putting carbon back into the soil, improving access to healthy food and joyfully collaborating to rebuild community?
Local food is all about relationships. As is soil fertility. We need a new kind of funding source that supports both. It’s SOIL.
Help support local farmers and food entrepreneurs on the Front Range.