I don’t know what a bitcoin is. I know how bitcoin is described in the media, that it is called a crypto-currency, that the Japanese programmer who created it is shrouded in secrecy, that it has been used by drug dealers, that venture capitalists are pouring billions of dollars into “mining” it.
From Bitcoin to Beetcoin
We need structural change. Change in finance. Change in food systems. New flows of capital that put trust, community and health first. Beetcoin. Go on. Smile along with us. Then roll up your sleeves.
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Around the country, SOIL groups are emerging to make 0% loans to organic farms and local food businesses. 0%. Because we’re all in. Your tax-deductible Beetcoin donation helps grow existing SOIL groups and start new ones.
Localism From The Ground Up
The pandemic has renewed calls for community resilience. Food is where it starts. It’s time for us to reconnect with one another and put money to work in radically new ways. Beetcoin.
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Responding to the current emergency
and the long emergency
Beetcoin links the power of crowdfunding to deep, local action. One part philanthropy, one part investing, two parts something altogether different. Putting back into the soil more than we take out. And guaranteed to elicit affection.
At the National Slow Money Gathering in Louisville, attendees heard Douglas Gayeton cite The Lexicon of Sustainability’s motto: “Remember: Your words can change the world.” I never dreamed that the words I spoke during my six-minute presentation on the stage in Louisville could have such an effect on the world around my family and our farm.
Our meeting at the Altona Grange was another step forward for us all. I suppose we could say that after every one of our meetings, but as this was our first meeting of the new decade, it offers an auspicious moment for an extra bit of reconnoitering.