10 Aug '11, 1pm

Why the Slow Money Movement is Speeding Up

Slow Money has strategically placed itself at the intersection of food activists, concerned citizens, and environmentalists while appealing to the entrepreneurial, small capital spirit of most Americans. Put simply, Slow Money addresses the economic stumbling block often faced by proponents of Slow Food. The primary goal of Slow Money is “One million people investing 1% of their money in local food enterprises, within a decade.” However, Slow Money organizers are not just waiting for money to spontaneously be donated. Local organizations have been developed to generate seed money, with unlimited options for deals including loans, equities, and credit extensions. Bartering is also a strong component of many groups. Essentially, Slow Money applies organization to the vision behind current local food movements. For example, many cities have local farms that have set up CSAs o...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/08/10/why-the-slo...

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