ISBN: 9781603580069 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Hardcover Book Art: Illustrations throughout Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 Number of Pages: 224 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: November 7, 2008 Web Product ID: 358
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—Tim Storrow, Executive Director, Castanea Foundation, Inc.
"Woody Tasch has one of those fast minds that always seems to ask the right slow questions. He is on to something: a new vision of deploying capital in a way that might offer a true alternative to faster and faster, bigger and bigger, more and more global. I've been saying for years that we need to feed the soil, not the plant—Slow Money is about feeding the soil of the economy."
—Eliot Coleman, farmer and author of The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest
"This book is an essential read for anyone who is concerned about the human condition and our planet. Few have taken the idea of walking your talk this much to its essence: all the way to where money meets the earth, so that we can begin to build a truly healthy economy."
—Mark Finser, Chair of the Board, RSF Social Finance
"Woody Tasch has been warning us for many years about the dangers of fast money, above all regarding the long term damage inflicted by short term greed. Now that the mathematical manure of maximum leverage has hit the fan of finite natural resources, he presents a compelling case for the rich compost of 'slow' money, and for investment criteria that can sustain and preserve the planet's wealth for generations to come. Indispensable reading, to be placed on the same shelf as Berry and Schumacher."
—Gregory Whitehead, Treasurer, The Whitehead Foundation
"Every once in a while, an idea comes around that you immediately know is not only a good one, but in fact is an absolutely necessary one. Slow Money is such an idea. Money is a powerful thing and whatever we collectively put our money into goes a long way toward creating the world that we live in. So far, those choices have led to many things, including a broken world food system, where nobody knows where their food comes from or what it takes to grow it. To become so divorced from something as essential as our food has had many disastrous consequences. I have great hope that sustainable, locally based food systems will help us all in more ways than we imagine. Slow Money can play a huge role in doing this and Woody's book is an inspiration to all of us working in sustainable agriculture. I can't wait to live in a world supported by Slow Money."
—Tom Stearns, President, High Mowing Organic Seeds