by Woody Tasch
We’re headed for the greatest, noblest, messiest, most meaningful AHA! of all time. To get there, we need to navigate anew our relationship with money, financial markets and the limits of economic growth. Which would be scary, if it weren’t for all the beauty and community we can find on a parallel path.
What will a full-fledged nurture capital sector look like a generation or two from now? What role do local food systems and small organic farms have in reshaping society? And who was Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, anyway?
Stirring us to local grassroots engagement in food and finance, AHA! is inspirational, poetic, and powerful. A must-read for anybody serious about regeneration.
Woody has done it again! He has taken our strange and stressful world of current events and woven wise words into an upbeat series of soul/soil-centered solutions. These pragmatic possibilities are perfectly suited for our crisis-riddled times.
Woody Tasch is founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute. His first book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green, 2008), sparked a movement, inspiring tens of thousands of individuals to invest in local, organic farms and food enterprises. He is also author of SOIL: Notes Toward the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital (Slow Money Institute, 2017) and A Call to Farms (Slow Money Institute, 2022). Woody was chairman and CEO of Investors’ Circle, one of the oldest angel networks in the U.S., facilitating the flow of more than $275 million to hundreds of sustainability-minded early-stage companies. In the 1990s, he was treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission-related investing, and founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. Utne Reader named him one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”