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
What better way to spend Earth Day than with a group of food entrepreneurs and investors who are working to “bring money down to earth”?
Slow Money NYC is one of 15 chapters nationwide. More than $16 million has been invested over the past 18 months in 96 small food enterprises under the Slow Money banner, using a variety of new engagement strategies – investment clubs, investor networks and entrepreneur showcases.
Please join us for a program featuring remarks by Chris Lindstrom, Derek Denckla and Brian Kaminer, leaders of Slow Money NYC, and five pioneering food entrepreneurs now seeking capital who will make brief presentations about their enterprises:
- Brooklyn Grange, commercial rooftop farm in NYC building a second airy acre;
- First Field Ketchup, NJ organic farm expanding its line of value-added products;
- Farm to Table CoPackers, growing food processing facility for small farms;
- Window Farms, manufacturing a DIY kit for home-grown food; and
- New York Mouth, online source for local, indie food makers from NY area.
Eliot Coleman, a Director of Slow Money, will lay out an opportunity for partners to create ventures based on his open source farm technology called: Slow Tools.
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If you are a good food activist, an impact investor, asustainable business entrepreneur, a foundation trustee or program officer, or an individual who is wondering whether there is life after fast money and fast food, this program presents a wonderful opportunity to participate in what Entrepreneur.comcalled “one of the top five trends in finance” and Rodale called “one of the top ten trends in organics.”
Make an “Earth” Day of it at Stone Barns and visit its cultivated fields, rolling pastures, dense woodlands and verdant wetlands. It’s a beautiful place, an historic landscape, and a working farm — dynamically blending experimentation, demonstration and learning. Open to the public from 10am-5pm. Other Events at Stone Barns: http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/visit/program-calendar/?month=apr&yr=2012 and a self-guided tour http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/visit/self-guided-tours/