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Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

Eric and Jill Skokan

Eric and Jill Skokan, owners of Black Cat Farm and Black Cat Farm Table Bistro in Boulder, were the recipients of the first 0% loan made by SOIL.

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.

Aspen Moon Farm

Aspen Moon Farm (Longmont, CO) recently received a 0% loan from SOIL

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.

Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

By donating $250 or more, you become a voting member of SOIL for 12 months. Your membership donation is tax-deductible. Thank you for joining SOIL!

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Donation Total: $250 Yearly

Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch

Wendy Lu McGill, founder of Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, an insect farm in Denver, received a 0% loan from SOIL.


Investing that leaves the returns in

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. This is investing that leaves the returns in, for the benefit of future generations. If you are a farmer or food entrepreneur looking for funding, click here.

SOIL Members

In April, we held our first official Members' Meeting

Our Progress

To date, SOIL members have made donations ranging from $250 to $50,000—except for farmers, who can join for $25. We have gathered a total of $240,000 from 83 individuals. Also, two businesses and an NGO have joined. Our goal is $250,000 per annum of contributions from 150 or so members. We made our first loan in April and two others in August. We’re off to a great start!

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

By donating $250 or more, you become a voting member of SOIL for 12 months. Your membership donation is tax-deductible. Thank you for joining SOIL!

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Personal Info

Donation Total: $250 Yearly

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