Food for Thought
... or is it Thought for Food?
Coco Noir: Bringing Culture and Diversity to the Wine Community
In Oakland’s Black Arts Movement Business District, a focus on BIPOC and women-owned wine brands.
How to Dine Ethically During Climate Crisis
How one San Francisco restaurant incorporated carbon awareness into dining and is changing the way restaurants think and act around climate change.
A Welcome Oasis in Oakland
This market has fought an uphill battle to increase food access for residents of West Oakland.
The Prison to Liberation Pipeline
How Planting Justice is changing the way we think about land, ownership, and justice.
Preserve Farm Kitchens
P101: Preserving Produce and the Planet one jar at a time Same Thing with different Image-Copy Ties. One woman’s quest to transform potential food waste
Money from the many: Crowdfunding options for food businesses
With the arrival of crowdfunding, many bureaucratic hurdles for raising funds have been removed. For too long, raising capital in small businesses meant either being
Everyone Eats: Employee Engagement Solved
Guest post by Sarah Ahern, The Cleaver Group When I say we build healthy food environments for companies, a lot of people ask, “That’s sounds great, but what exactly does that
“What’s for dinner?” Of course, there’s an app for that.
“What’s For Dinner?” Of course, there’s an app for that. Airbnb and VRBO are changing how we travel. Lyft and Uber have definitely disrupted the taxi industry. What about the food
Seven ways to invest Slow Money in food businesses
Slow Money investors have used various mechanisms to put money into sustainable food businesses. Here is a (simplified) overview about the seven main “modes”.
The Capay Valley Farm Shop: A Good Bet on the Farm(s)
Aggregation, distribution, scale—such are the new buzzwords in the world of grocery delivery platforms. In recent years, AmazonFresh, Good Eggs, and Instacart, to name a
Self-Directed IRAs and the Slow Money Investor
Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade and others are NOT designed to support diverse, small scale, physical investments that characterize local investing, be they royalty notes, promissory notes, convertible debt, equity, or some other structure.
That’s where Self-Directed IRA custodians come in.
My Health in a Vulnerable Food System
By Theo Ferguson, Vital Systems. I am an eater, as are you. My relationship with food, farming, and living systems is very personal. As Barbara
Local Investing – a Powerful Tool for Effective Economic Development
Is there a better way to create and retain jobs in a community? Can we permanently anchor wealth formation in our communities? The answer is yes! Local communities and their local governments, whether at the municipal, county or state level, can use local investing as a powerful new economic development tool that retains jobs and economic benefits in the community for the long haul.
Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money
Let us dare to imagine an investor who has the sacred passion of an earthworm, slowly making his or her way through the soil of commerce and culture, playing a small, vital role in the maintenance of fertility.
Now, whether such notions have any practical import to the task of creating this new entity called Slow Money seems, at first, implausible. But it isn’t so.
A few thoughts on Slow Money investing
Slow Money seeks to catalyze investments into the local foodshed and to bring about a new way of dealing with investments, one that is appropriate to place, based on direct relationships and aligned with the values of caring for the commons, sensitivity to the carrying capacity of the planet, and non-violence.