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Brooklyn Food Conference Saturday May 12, 2012 Brooklyn Technical High school, 29 Fort Greene Place (between Lafayette and Dekalb) Over 5,000 people are expected to attend Brooklyn Food Conference. It’s free! This all day event will be filled with keynotes from notable food activists, workshops, panel discussions, food demos, family programming, art and more.92 Page Program PDF with maps, schedules The […]

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‘Credibles’ Can Make Omelets for Years By JESSE HIRSCH Investors are often advised to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. But in the Bay Area, a new investment model is being tested at the intersection of the Slow Food and Slow Money movements. The premise is simple: lenders contribute to a farm, restaurant, […]

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This spring Brooklyn Grange is launching New York City’s largest commercial apiary, which will include at least 25 bee hives and produce over 1,000 pounds of honey. The project will also include an apprenticeship program with a “pay-it-forward” twist. The program will enlist and train dozens of aspiring urban beekeepers, who will receive bees of their […]

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Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase
April 1, 2012

April 22, 2012 3:00-5:00 pm – Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Press Release (with Images): PDF | Word TICKETS $75 at Stone Barns Website (http://bit.ly/EarthDayEntrepreneur) Featuring Woody Tasch, Author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money and Eliot Coleman, Author and Farmer, Four Season Farm, Maine EVENT SCHEDULE. What better way to spend […]

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Small Farm Summit
April 1, 2012

Upcoming Events in April 2012: April 14, 2012 – Small Farm Summit – Hofstra University The Small Farm Summit is focused on strengthening the local food system and increasing community awareness of and access to more locally grown food. This is the second annual year for the summit and they expect over 1,000 attendees. Speakers include Will Allen of Growing Power […]

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It seems like just yesterday natural/organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike. According to recent Mintelresearch, the same is true in the fruit and vegetable industry with more than half (52%) of consumers reporting that it’s more […]

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  Click here to sign up!   Slow Money NYC and Stone Barns Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture present:Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities Featuring Woody Tasch, Author, Inquiries into Nature of Slow Money and Eliot Coleman, Author and Farmer, Four Season Farm, MaineApril 22, 2012 (Earth Day!) 3-5 pm […]

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  Empire State Development (ESD), the state agency responsible for growing New York’s economy, has given a monetary vote of confidence to sustainable agriculture. ESD’s Open for Business program doled out $785 million in grants last year through its newly established Regional Economic Development Council. Among the scores of grants for hospitals, factories, job training centers and more, […]