Slow Money National Gathering


This is a repost of a blog entry I made for ECO City Farms on August 23, 2011:

Over the past two years, as a Green MBA student, I studied sustainability issues in cultivating a local food system. One of the biggest challenge a local food system faces is having access to capital to create a niche for itself without competing directly with large corporations that dominate the food enterprise sector. I believe a healthy local food system includes farmers, vendors, processors, and distributors that needs to work to keep money within a regional economy. Slow Money is one organization that is attempting to address the funding challenge. They are developing an investment model that will allow an individual to support local food enterprises without going through Wall Street in New York City or the Commodities market in Chicago.

I believe this video gives you a good overview of what Slow Money is all about. In the video Woody Tasch, the founder, explains the thoughts and vision behind Slow Money.

Interested? Want to learn more? Check out the video’s on the organization’s website here. Perhaps you or your organization will be interested in attending the 3rd annual Slow Money National Gathering in San Francisco (October 12-14). Click here to register.
I believe this video gives you a good overview of what Slow Money is all about. In the video Woody Tasch, the founder, explains the thoughts and vision behind Slow Money.

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About John Costa

I am a farmer in training with a background in finance, organizational sustainability, and project management. My expertise is making the business case for local food enterprises.
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