It’s clear: we need a new economy, one where wealth is based on the health of the soil, and the true well-being of people. Ever since the publication of Woody Tasch’s book Inquiries Into the Nature of Slow Money, Chelsea Green has been a prominent supporter of projects that push for a more-just way of doing business — and last year we even made the shift to employee ownership, ensuring our own legacy of financial independence and economic justice.
At the forefront of the movement to make a better economy a reality is Woody Tasch’s organization Slow Money, and later this month you can join the excitement at Slow Money’s 4th National Gathering in Boulder, Colorado, on April 29-30.
Looking for a new kind of social investing for the 21st century? If so, plan to join Slow Money’s emerging network of thought leaders, investors, donors, farmers, social entrepreneurs and everyday folks for two days of conversations, network building and action planning in a food-loving town. What could be better?
The event’s complete list of speakers is phenomenal, and includes several Chelsea Green authors, such as:
- Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food and author of Terra Madre;
- Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money;
- Joan Gussow, author of Growing, Older and This Organic Life, who Michael Pollan has referred to as “my guru”;
- Judy Wicks, founder of BALLE and author of the recently released Good Morning, Beautiful Business; and,
- Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Chasing Chiles and Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land (coming soon!).
There will also be investment presentations from two dozen small food enterprises and break out sessions on topics ranging from New Visions of Corporate Philanthropy to Exploring Seeds and Biodiversity to Impact Investing, plus the opportunity to collaborate with folks from around the country who are finding new ways to connect money, culture and the soil—including members of the 16 chapters channeling millions of dollars into local small food enterprises.
The Slow Money National Gathering brings together people who are rebuilding local food systems across the U.S. and around the world. More than 2,000 people attended the first three national gatherings—with more than $22 million now invested in more than 185 small food enterprises!
Join this forward thinking group now. For details and to register, click here.
Chelsea Green will have a table set up, so stop by and say hello!
And stay tuned for our next great book on building a Slow economy, Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business. The author, Elizabeth Ü, will be at the Slow Money National Gathering as well. Here’s a preview of what the book’s about, in her own words: