It is about billions and trillions of dollars in the global economy, and billions and trillions of microbes in healthy, fertile soil. It is also about Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally, SOIL, community groups making 0% loans to organic farms and local food systems in Colorado.
Tasch has penned a spectacularly original and entertaining book that connects the dots, keeps you smiling, and lifts up the best of regenerative agriculture, nurture capital, and community resilience. From this imaginative platform springs the new story, the new mythology required to sustain our beings.
Hands-on-hope, immensely uplifting, full of provocative poetry and enlightening prose. The more we start walking this path, the more we start solving the crises of climate, agriculture and finance—crises that seemed mindbogglingly unsolvable before you read SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital.
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 AHA!: Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over (Slow Money Institute, 2021) 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.”