Slow Money NW recently received a grant from the Washington State Microenterprise Association to expand our Farmer Reserve Fund. We aim to recruit ten additional farmers into the program through two informational meetings and one-on-one technical assistance to ensure the farmers are ready to take on funding. These meetings will be held April 27th at Sustainable Connections in Bellingham and April 29th at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op in Mt. Vernon. For more information please contact Leigh Newman-Bell.
In a Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) webinar last month Tim discussed our Farmer Reserve Fund and the larger the role Slow Money is playing in identifying innovative opportunities for farmers that may not qualify for traditional funding. This webinar was a part of their Community Capital series and you can access the recording for more information.