Since 2010, tens of thousands of us in dozens of communities have begun supporting local food systems in new ways. Through public meetings large and small, local networks, and lots of peer-to-peer learning, we’ve steered more than $50 million into more than 500 local and organic food enterprises.

Our Events

The first five national gatherings—in Santa Fe, Shelburne Farms, San Francisco, Boulder and Louisville—attracted thousands of people from 46 states and five countries, and were covered by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Barron’s, The Denver Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Louisville National Gathering

Bill McKibben

“What a pleasure to be part of a gathering that wasn’t just talking about the future but bending it! Slow Money is one of the keys to a healthy future.”

Bill McKibbenFounder,
Boulder National Gathering

Slow Money’s proceedings are truly remarkable. Life-changing, really. The two gatherings I attended were so compelling, so inspiring, so empowering, and yet so down-to-earth that it was impossible to walk away unchanged.

– Nancy Thellman, County Commissioner, Douglas County, KS

Thought Leadership

Our events feature renowned thought leaders and financiers, along with local farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Vandana Shiva, environmentalist and author

Vandana Shiva

Tom Steyer, The Giving Pledge

Tom Steyer

Slow Money founder Woody Tasch and Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Joel Salatin, farmer and author

Joel Salatin

Winona LaDuke, activist and author

Winona LaDuke

Will Harris, White Oak Pastures

Will Harris

Glynn Lloyd, Urban Farming Institute of Boston

Glynn Lloyd

Willow King and Mara King, Ozuké

Aaron Perry, Source Local Foods

Aaron Perry, SOURCE Local Foods
Janie Hoffman

“I consider attendance at Slow Money’s inaugural National Gathering to be one of the formative events of my life.”

Janie HoffmanFounder, Mamma Chia

There was a moment when I looked around the tent at Shelburne Farms to see the wonderful old codgers who have been farming in Vermont for generations, sitting with young environmentalists and food entrepreneurs and New York investment types, all nodding in agreement. Wow. Talk about being the change we seek. It was a profoundly hopeful moment.

– Brian Byrnes, President, Santa Fe Community Foundation

Shelburne Farms

Save The Date

You are hereby cordially requested, urged, prompted, invited and otherwise egged on to join us in Boulder, CO, October 16-17—although given what’s going on in the world, it shouldn’t take much urging. Sign up below and we’ll keep you posted as program details become available, including when early bird registration launches.