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SOURCE Slow Money
BOULDER, Colo., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Slow Money, named one of the "top five trends in finance," hosts its fourth Slow Money National Gathering April 29-30 in Boulder, Colorado. (Register at www.slowmoney.org.)
In just three years, Slow Money has emerged as a major new funder of local food systems, moving $23 million into small food businesses around the country, including farms, creameries, grain mills, niche organic brands, local processing, distribution and seed companies, and restaurants. And there's more to come. Trend spotters cite Slow Money as a solution to manage the interrelated issues of economic crisis, sustainability, food sourcing and cultural renewal.
"We have to find ways to steer meaningful quantities of investment capital to build local food systems," says Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of Slow Money. "We have to prioritize places over markets."
This small NGO rebuilds communities and soil by helping us re-envision how we view and invest our dollars. Slow Money is at the nexus of sustainable food and local investing, and the Slow Money National Gathering is a key event that catalyzes the flow of capital into the full range of small businesses vital to healthy local economies and a more resilient food system.
Here's what's happening at the fourth Slow Money National Gathering April 29-30 in Boulder, Colorado:
Join Slow Money for two days of inspiration and networking with speakers, conscious investors and entrepreneurs.
Slow Money is an NGO formed in 2009 by Woody Tasch, author of the book "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered" (Chelsea Green, 2008). Slow Money catalyzes the flow of capital to small food enterprises, organic farms and local food systems. Slow Money builds networks, hosts in-person and online events, publishes, and incubates strategies and structures for funding. To date in the United States, there are 16 local chapters and 6 active local investment clubs, with one chapter in France, and more in formation, including in Australia and South America. To learn more, visit www.SlowMoney.org. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/slowmoney. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SlowMoney.
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