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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, […]

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Early last month I personally had a very unique experience – I met and spoke with dozens of farmers. I attended the Young Farmer’s Conference at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. The conference assembled close to 250 young and beginning farmers from 24 states and five countries for workshops and demonstrations. The point of […]

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This Saturday, January 21st, 2012, TEDxManhattan will put forth the second annual “Changing the Way We Eat” symposium. Last year’s program featured a host of interesting and inspiring perspectives about the food system and how it can be made better.  This year’s agenda seems equally ambitious.  As Chair of Slow Money NYC, I am looking […]

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BrightFarms, Inc. (formerly BrightFarms LLC) announced the completion of a $4.3 million Series A equity financing round. The round was led by NGEN Partners and included investments from Emil Capital Partners and BrightFarms founder Ted Caplow. BrightFarms finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and cost from the produce supply […]

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WNYC seeks Green Entrepreneurs
December 13, 2011

Here’s some interesting exposure for your budding business, as well as practice pitching for the media (one important audience in raising money and awareness of your approach). Although entrepreneurs are some of the most innovative people in our world today, many of them need help getting the word out. NPR and Green Spaces‘ introduce a […]