1. Putting your investments where your dinner is… Investing in Small Scale farms, Urban Farms, Sustainable farms, Local Food Systems
There is an exploding demand for what small farms and food producers have to offer. Yet, banks see agriculture as a risky business, and brokers trade stock in agribusiness giants, not small, local operations.
Farmers need cash and a system to get it to them.
That’s what Slow Money activists want to create: an investment system in which profit expectations are redefined so that big money can help small agricultural producers provide people with local, wholesome food. http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/09/24/f-gutnick-slow-money.html