Slow Money National Gathering

Posted by on April 26, 2010

(*Inspired by Slow Money)
Our Second National Gathering
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
June 9-11, 2010
Slow Money… It’s not an ISM (as in capitalism, socialism, consumerism, market fundamentalism…).

But it is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century. Join the emerging network of investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists who are giving birth to the nurture capital industry.

Come to Shelburne Farms, a working farm and forest and National Historic Landmark — a setting uniquely imbued with the history of capitalism and a nonprofit organization dedicated to forging a new future through sustainability education, creating social enterprises and strengthening local food systems. Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Champlain. Meet thought leaders and change agents from around the country who are joining in this exciting project: designing capital markets that go beyond extraction and consumption all the way to preservation and restoration… starting with food and soil fertility.

The event begins with eTown, a nationally syndicated radio show on NPR, at 7pm at the Flynn Theatre on Wednesday, June 9th and ends with a farm table dinner celebration on Friday, June 11th. For program details, please click here.

The list of speakers has just been released – Joel Salantin of Polyface Farms, Gary Hirshberg of Stoneyfield Farms, Will Raap from Gardener’s Supply, Robert Zevin (called the ‘father’ of the socially responsible investment movement), Tom Stearn, Bill McKibben and more…

It will be surely be inspiring, both hearing these people, but also networking with all the folks who are drawn here to learn more.

Join us!

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