Join Slow Money founder Woody Tasch as he talks about his book “SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. Eliot Coleman, author and owner of Four Season Farm, who will be introducing Tasch at the Jesup, writes, “I love fertile soil, and, as much, I love fertile minds. Woody Tasch has one. His heart ain’t bad, either. He puts both to marvelous, and very important, effect in this book. It is a vital next step for all of us who care about food, farms, slow money and what lies ahead.”
In “SOIL” Tasch explains that “nurture capital” is a vision of finance that begins where investing and philanthropy end, “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.” Tasch asks readers to invest their money locally in a small enterprises or small farms near where they live. Using this as a basis Tasch aims to answer the question, “how can we fix what’s broken in our economy and our country through the entry point of local food systems?”
Chuck Collins, program director at the Institute for Policy Studies, writes, “Tasch has penned a spectacularly original and entertaining book that connects the dots, keeps you smiling, and lifts up the best of regenerative agriculture, nurture capital, and community resilience.”
Tasch is the founder of the Slow Money movement which was based on a vision presented in his book “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.” The movement works to bring a flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting new principles of fiduciary responsibility that “bring money back down to earth.” To date, more than $66 million has flowed, via dozens of local Slow Money groups, to 697 organic farms and small food enterprises. Slow Money events have attracted thousands of people from 46 states and 7 countries.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Tasch and Slow Money visit slowmoney.org and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.