Slow Money Announces The Entrepreneurs Who Will Be Presenting At The Upcoming Slow Money National Gathering June 9-11 in Shelburne Farms, VT

May 26, 2010 3:15 PM ET

We are very pleased to be able to announce the entrepreneurs who will be presenting at the upcoming Slow Money National Gathering June 9-11 in Shelburne Farms, VT.  They include:

  • An organic dairy coop from Maine

  • An organic home delivery service from Austin

  • A manufacturer of modular slaughterhouses from Seattle

  • A Bay Area organization bringing student-run food co-ops to college campuses 

  • A bacon and ham processor from Vermont

  • An apple grower and processor from Vermont

  • An urban vertical farming system from San Diego

  • A manufacturer of whey-based natural coatings from Vermont

  • A manufacturer of ecological pesticides from California 

  • A soil amendment and consulting company from Madison

There will be more than 20 presenting enterprises in total, including a bunch more from Vermont.  

There is nothing quite as inspiring as the stories, the vision and the impact of these entrepreneurs.  Help us celebrate and support their vital work, preserving and restoring fertility in the soil of the economy.  Meet investors, donors, entrepreneurs and activists from across the United States who are putting the Slow Money Principles to work in their communities.    

Register TODAY - time is running out!
We look forward to welcoming you. 

About Slow Money   Slow Money is a new nonprofit organizing an international movement to bring money back down to earth. 

Founded by Woody Tasch, a pioneer in merging investing and philanthropy, Slow Money's mission is to build local and national networks, and develop new financial products and services, dedicated to:

  • investing in small food enterprises and local food systems;

  • connecting investors to their local economies; and,

  • building the nurture capital industry. 

    "Together, we are building a strong, new voice for the wisdom of bringing our money home to build sustainable communities." Judy Wicks 

About Vital Systems

What each us chooses to eat or feed others may be the most powerful personal action we can exercise each day. 

Vital Systems focuses on integrating both triple top and triple bottom lines so we can create holistic economies based on healthy food systems through responsible investing, business practices, and an engaged citizenry. 
The concept of Triple Top Line positively frames an educated and involved citizenry engaged in dignified work by integrating internal management practices and external community engagement. This supports employees and community members who are, in turn, supported by investors intent on driving a regenerative economy. Triple bottom line refers to the rigor of life cycle assessment in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. The combination of these perceptions creates a powerful, iterative system that produces sustainable food systems and communities and regenerates economies from the top down and bottom up.
Since January 2010, Vital Systems has facilitated Slow Money Northern California Region to bring our money “back down to earth” so that everyone has access to good food, health, and food security.