“The gathering was life changing. Welcome to a revolution!”
—Paul Tryba, THE FARM, Long Beach, CA
The Slow Money movement aims to create a network connecting angel entrepreneurs, or “nurture capitalists,” to local food systems—meaning small farmers and local eateries that share the goals of sustainability and responsible stewardship of the planet.
This summer, you’re invited to be a part of it. It’s the second annual Slow Money National Gathering, and if you want to be a part of a future of investing sustainably, preserving natural ecosystems, and strengthening the bonds of community, you won’t want to miss it.
From Slow Money Alliance:
(*Inspired by Slow Money)
Our Second National Gathering
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
June 9–11, 2010
Slow Money… Itâ€™s not an ISM (as in capitalism, socialism, consumerism, market fundamentalismâ€¦).
But it is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century. Join the emerging network of investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists who are giving birth to the nurture capital industry.
Come to Shelburne Farms, a working farm and forest and National Historic Landmark — a setting uniquely imbued with the history of capitalism and a nonprofit organization dedicated to forging a new future through sustainability education, creating social enterprises and strengthening local food systems. Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Champlain. Meet thought leaders and change agents from around the country who are joining in this exciting project: designing capital markets that go beyond extraction and consumption all the way to preservation and restorationâ€¦ starting with food and soil fertility.