May 19, 2020

Slow Money Movement in San Francisco in Oct.

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Slow Money Movement in San Francisco in Oct.

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The Slow Money movement is coming to San Francisco this October and will bring together local food entrepreneurs, sustainable living leaders, investors and the public to the <a href="http://www.slowmoney.org/national-gathering/">Third Annual Slow Money National Gathering</a>. On October 12 to October 14 at the Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco Bay, the event will feature investment opportunities to those interested in <a href="http://www.businesschief.com/lifestyle/travel-food/explore-dining-in-no… local food markets</a> and allow attendees to talk shop about how the food industry can play a role in fixing the economy. &nbsp;</p>
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&nbsp;&ldquo;In the 21<sup><span data-scayt_word="st" data-scaytid="3">st</span></sup> century, investing is not only about markets and sectors and asset allocation,&rdquo; states Slow Money Founder and former venture capitalist Woody <span data-scayt_word="Tasch" data-scaytid="4">Tasch</span>, &ldquo;In a world that is speeding up and heating up, losing its soil and losing its sense of common purpose, investing is also about reconnecting and healing broken relationships. What could make more sense than taking a small amount of our money, turning in a new direction, and putting it to work near where we live, in things that we understand, starting with food.&quot;</p>
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More than 1,000 people from 34 states and foreign countries attended Slow Money&rsquo;s first two national gatherings, held in Santa Fe, NM and <span data-scayt_word="Shelburne" data-scaytid="5">Shelburne</span> Farms, VT, and more than $4.25 million was invested in <a href="http://www.businesschief.com/lifestyle/travel-food/our-favorite-seafood… food enterprises</a> that participated. The Bay Area has successfully paved the way throughout the nation as a leader in the <a href="http://www.businesschief.com/lifestyle/travel-food/top-restaurant-picks… foods movement,</a> so a West Coast venue made perfect sense for this year&rsquo;s event.</p>
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&ldquo;Problems in the global food system parallel those in the global financial system,&rdquo; observes Slow Money Founding Member Judson <span data-scayt_word="Berkey" data-scaytid="6">Berkey</span> of UBS.&nbsp; &ldquo;Investing in small food enterprises begins to fix many of the problems, quite literally, at their <span data-scayt_word="roots."" data-scaytid="1">roots.&rdquo;</span></p>
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Among this year&rsquo;s list of 100 prominent speakers and educators will be David Suzuki, the award-winning host of&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="CBC's" data-scaytid="7">CBC&rsquo;s</span> &ldquo;The Nature of Things;&rdquo; environmentalist <span data-scayt_word="Vandana" data-scaytid="8">Vandana</span> Shiva, named one of world&rsquo;s most influential women by Forbes Magazine; Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute; Melissa Bradley, CEO of Tides Foundation; Leslie Christian, CEO of <span data-scayt_word="Porfolio" data-scaytid="9">Porfolio</span> 21; and several&nbsp;successful&nbsp;food and&nbsp;wine industry&nbsp;professionals including Ari <span data-scayt_word="Derfel" data-scaytid="10">Derfel</span>, Paul Muller, Anthony <span data-scayt_word="Nicalo" data-scaytid="11">Nicalo</span>, and Teddy Stray.&nbsp;</p>
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<strong>About The 2011 Third Annual Slow Money National Gathering </strong></p>
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Cost is $595 for individuals, non profits and&nbsp;startups and $895 for professional investors, and philanthropists.&nbsp; Farmer and student discounts are available and Slow Money members receive a 10% discount. Further details and registration forms can be found online at <a href="http://www.mailboto7.com/cgi-bin/uls/uls.cgi?ako=DXjsXOODXsvvXjOvXssXX&…; target="_blank"><span data-scayt_word="//www.slowmoney.org&quot; data-scaytid="2">www.slowmoney.org</span>/national-<wbr>gathering/</wbr></a>.</p&gt;

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