Join Us May 31st for Woody Tasch, Carol Peppe Hewitt, and Growing Our Local Food System

We hope that you will join us May 31st for an evening of inspiration and action with the founder and chairman of Slow Money, Woody Tasch. This event will be an excellent opportunity to connect with your food and community while learning about the quiet revolution happening across the country that is empowering citizens and entrepreneurs to have a direct impact on building a healthier food system, together.

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Woody’s book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, launched a movement to bring the financial system back to earth, and sparked the formation dozens of affiliate organizations, including our own Slow Money NW.  We are fortunate to have Woody share his compelling vision of a transformed economy and sustainable food system.

Carol Peppe Hewitt, co-founder of Slow Money North Carolina,  anchors Woody’s vision in reality, having connected local farmers and food businesses to almost $700,000 in community capital.  Her recent  book, Financing Our Foodshed, chronicles the successes of Slow Money pioneers in supporting food and farm businesses  in North Carolina, and the innovative mechanisms they have used, without crowdfunding or IPO’s or relying on accredited investors.  This means that all people, even those without great wealth, can invest in businesses they are passionate about and that align with their values.

The founder and director of Slow Money NW, Tim Crosby, will then be sharing how we can put these proven methods to work here in the Pacific Northwest.  Regional groups are forming to do just that in the Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon and we see an opportunity to expand the work we are doing here in Seattle.

Tickets can be purchased here for $5.  The event will be held in Pike Place Market’s new 3rd floor event space from 5-8pm. Parking is available at the Public Market Garage for just $5 after 5pm.  For questions, please contact Rachel Hynes at rachel@slowmoneynw.org or at 206.395.6236.

 

See you there!

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