Twice a month, we host short conversations between Slow Money Founder Woody Tasch and a special guest, followed by informal group conversation about goals, strategies, opportunities, the ins and outs of our common cause. Join us!
Linda Best, founder of Farmworks, will share her experience founding this innovative funder of small farms and local food systems in Nova Scotia. Linda will be joined by one of her loan recipients.
This session will feature Esther Park, an active food system funder through Cienega Capital and No Regrets Initiative, as well as Robert and Jaime Irwin of Kaos Sheep Outfit, a sustainable target grazing company focusing on the mutualistic relationship between sheep ranching and vineyard management.
This session featured Linda Illsley of Slow Money Four Corners and Linley Dixon of Adobe House Farm (Durango, CO), recipient of a 0% loan. Adobe House Farm grows over 40 different crops and several varieties of each crop without using synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. They have a CSA, produce delivery, farm-to-school, and have a farm stand at Durango’s weekly farmers’ market. Linley is also co-director of the Real Organic Project.
This session features PJ Bergin, founder of SOIL Sangre de Cristo, and Tiffany Collette of Rocky Mountain Garlic, recipient of a 0% loan. Rocky Mountain Garlic farms organically and biodynamically and has a CSA. Last year they grew 22,000 heads of garlic on a 1/4 acre, built a greenhouse, and began growing radishes, potatoes and onions.
This session features Michael Reilly of Virginia Foodshed Capital and Daniel Griffith of Timshel Wildland, the recipient of a 0% loan.
“A Call to Farms: Some Thoughts on Food, Money, and Nonviolence in Honor of Wendell Berry,” readings and conversation led by Slow Money founder Woody Tasch. We will be joined for this special event by Mary Berry, Wendell’s daughter and Executive Director of the Berry Center.
In this session, we are joined by Will Harris, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. White Oak Pastures is a Savory Hub, raising 10 species of livestock on thousands of acres of regenerative, holistically managed land.
In this session, we paused from our conversations with farmers and food entrepreneurs and had a very different kind of conversation—a conversation about “Slow Money and No Harm Investing.” We were joined by Marco Vangelisti, an experienced financier with deep alignment around all that we hold dear.
This session features Tana Schultz from SOIL Boulder and Kenna and Mark Guttridge of Ollin Farms (Longmont, CO), recipients of a 0% loan. For 15 years, Ollin Farms has been farming regeneratively, running a CSA, and offering educational programs and on-farm dinners.
This session features Narendra Varma, who operates Our Table Cooperative in Sherwood, OR. When he left the tech world, Narendra settled on a 58-acre farm and has been transforming it ever since into a diversified, permacultural farm operation, built around a cooperative, a CSA and a farm store.
This session features Zoë Bradbury, who operates Valley Flora Farm (Langlois, OR), a small, organic farm that cultivates over 100 different crops, has a 100+ member CSA and a farmstand, and helps keep the pantry stocked at dozens of local restaurants, retail stores, and foodbanks.