Chelsea Green Publishing

September 2012 Slow Money Letter

Dear Slow Money Friend, We’ve passed the $20 million mark. That’s right. Over the past two years, more than $20 million has flowed, via Slow Money activities, into 170 small food enterprises across the United States. We now have 14 chapters and six investment clubs, with more on the way. Slow Money France is in formation. Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money is due to come out in China soon. And next month we begin test marketing the Soil Trust. (Stay tuned.) Is all of this relevant in an age of hyper-inflated Initial Public Offerings on the stock market and thousand point flash crashes? Yes, it’s significant—precisely because this is the age of all manner of excess, volatility and confusion on Wall Street and global financial markets. Together, we are doing something that Wall Street does not want to do, and something that foundations and government programs can only do to a limited degree. And we are doing so in a way that has the potential to shape the f
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What’s In the Slow Money Sausage?

We all know that the infrastructure of local food systems has been decimated over the past few generations. A few thousand of us, coming together under the banner of Slow Money, have begun working together to generate new sources of capital for the repair and restoration of some of what has been lost. It’s going […]
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What people are saying about the National Gathering

Summer 2010 Photos by Lily Piel What do you get when you put 600 Slow Money folks in a tent and throw in Bill McKibben, Joel Salatin, Michelle Long, Robert Zevin, Erika Allen, Gary Hirshberg, Elliot Coleman and too many wonderful entrepreneurs and investors to mention? You get inspired.  And we did. Get inspired. By […]
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