Woody Tasch, founder of the Slow Money Institute, will be the guest speaker for SOIL Sangre de Cristo’s May “Speaker Series”. The event will be held virtually on May 27, 7pm via Zoom.
Woody’s newest project provides 0% loans to local farmers, ranchers and food producers. The capital comes from community members who become impact investors with the investment of $250. SOIL is the most recent innovation in the Slow Money movement, which over its first decade catalyzed the flow of more than $70 million to almost 700 small organic farms and food enterprises via dozens of local groups. SOIL Sangre de Cristo follows the same model to support our local food economy and local producers by offering NO Interest loans. The loan fund is made up of the contributions from the investor members.
SOIL is the acronym for Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally.
Some people refer to Woody as the founding father of social impact investing. Peter Strugatz, his friend and a long-time member of Social Venture Circle, explains Woody’s influence this way, “Mission investment is still in its infancy, but Woody cracked the dam. He taught me that foundations, universities, and unions have the moral right to invest their assets in alignment with their stakeholder values. He has opened my mind and heart to looking at soil, food and food systems differently.”
SOIL Sangre de Cristo started in the South-Central region of Colorado in early 2020 and has grown to 64 members. It encompasses 5 counties including the San Luis Valley and south to the border of New Mexico. Within its first year $20,000 was loaned to 3 area food producers in our region.
Thursday, May 27, 7 pm
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