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Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

Re:Vision

In Denver, a 0% loan is helping Re:Vision launch the city’s first grocery store that is owned and operated by a community living in a food desert.

A new way to invest in local and organic food

Using charitable donations and 0% loans

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.

Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

Thank you for joining SOIL. Your membership donation is tax-deductible.

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Donation Total: $250

In Fort Collins, a 0% loan to Poudre Valley Community Farms was part of a larger process of local financing for the community ownership of farmland.

Investing that leaves the returns in

For the benefit of future generations

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.

MM Local

MM Local’s 0% loan played a key role facilitating a next round of financing.

Become a member

Here’s how it works

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.

Amy Divine

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?

Amy Divine
Private investor, Boulder, CO

Local food is all about relationships. As is soil fertility. We need a new kind of funding source that supports both. It’s SOIL.

Brian Coppom
Executive Director, Boulder County Farmers’ Market

Become a member today

Help support local farmers and food entrepreneurs on the Front Range.

Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

Thank you for joining SOIL. Your membership donation is tax-deductible.

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $250

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