A Call to Farms book cover

A Call to Farms

Some Thoughts on Food, Money and Nonviolence in Honor of Wendell Berry

by Woody Tasch

The food movement is, at its roots, about industrialization and globalization. Can enough of us steer, with requisite intention, in the direction of health and peace? Impelled by the war in Ukraine, Slow Money founder Woody Tasch has penned this short volume, exploring the deep connections between food, nonviolence and new economic thinking. The book is already being heralded as “a treasure of insight and inspiration” and “a recipe for cultural healing.”

Carlo Petrini

Moving reflections for this complex age.

Carlo Petrini
Founder, Slow Food
Leslie Christian

The social and environmental crises of our times call for radically new economic vision. Who knew that poetry could seed it? Now we know.

Leslie Christian,
NorthStar Asset Management
Narendra Varma

A recipe for cultural healing.

Narendra Varma
Our Table Cooperative
Winona LaDuke

The future will be made by the hands of farmers, visionaries and those who put their prayers in Mother Earth. That’s the story we are unfolding.

Winona LaDuke
Honor the Earth
Woody Tasch

About the Author

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 AHA!: Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over (Slow Money Institute, 2021). 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.”

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