In 2008, Slow Money Institute founder, Woody Tasch, wrote a book called ‘ Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered‘. The movement to harness economic forces for community renewal continues to today. ‘Nurture Capital’, as Woody Tasch explains in his newest book, is “a vision of finance that starts where investing and philanthropy leave off, giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems and the soil.” Simply put, it’s all about local people, investing in local farms and food entrepreneurs, to reinvigorate the health of local community, economy and ecology.
Sound too radical, or maybe not needed? We might need to think again. For many of us, where our food comes from and where our investment money is going seem to have no connection – and our vision of both the world of agriculture and the world of finance is dim at best. But look deeper and it is plain to see we must become more intentional to renew what we’ve lost. Maybe we need to start from the ground up – literally.
Join us Tuesday, October 16 (5-8pm) for a community potluck and discussion with Michael Reilly of the newly formed Slow Money Central Virginia as we discuss bringing the slow money model of local investing in farmers and food entrepreneurs to the Lynchburg, Virginia region. We will discuss core concepts, practical plans of collaboration, and ways to ‘put your money where your mouth is’. Don’t miss one of the most important discussions of the year!
Mountain Run Farm‘s: Camp Sedalia, 1228 Charlemont Rd, Big Island, VA 24526 (The entrance is right next to Sedalia Baptist Church. Instead of parking at the showbarn/farm store – keep driving straight until you come to the camp (near the tree line).
Tuesday, October 16 (5-8pm)
5:00-5:45 | Arrive and network
5:45-6:45 | Potluck
6:45-8:00 | Discussion with Michael Reilly of Slow Money Central Virginia
Please feel free to arrive late if needed.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Healthy and yummy dinner food to share (please label your dish).
- Your own dishware (plate or bowl, cup, silverware ,etc).
- This is an outside event – we will be under shelter but please dress for the weather.
- PLEASE NOTE: children are always welcome but must be supervised.
- Cash donations to keep these events going are welcome.