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Slow Money Attracts Investors, Farmers & Entrepreneurs with Vision

Imagine investing in a small business with no expectation of a return on that investment to you personally.  Would you do it?  People from around the United States are jumping at the chance to be part of something bigger than themselves that will never make them rich.  They use the tongue-in-cheek lingo Beetcoin to describe […]

Continue Reading By on November 24, 2014 in agriculture, food, sustainable 0

Oregon Residents Still Have Chance at Right to Know about Genetically Engineered Food

Oregon residents still stand a chance at getting a historic food labeling policy that will no longer keep them in the dark like most of the population.  The Oregon Secretary of State’s office has told Flour Sack Mama that a recount is the likely scenario for State Ballot Measure 92, which would require labeling of […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2014 in agriculture, food, food labeling, non-GMO 0

Vandana Shiva Talks Food, Inspires Slow Money Crowd

Should shoppers be able to make informed decisions at the grocery store?  Should farmers be able to save seeds for next year’s planting?  Should we all have more local agricultural choices?  The globe’s widely traveled environmental spokeswoman, Vandana Shiva, who calls India home, says we should. Shiva spoke to Slow Money members at their annual […]

Continue Reading By on November 19, 2014 in agriculture, food, non-GMO, women 0

Pollan Family Table Joining #CleanCouponing Holiday Food Twitter Party!

Do you ever get excited about seeing a special aunt or creative friend for a get-together because you know she always brings the most delectable food dish? Maybe you’ll be gathering together with her next week for Thanksgiving.  That’s the way we feel about members of the Pollan family pulling up to the virtual table […]

Continue Reading By on November 17, 2014 in agriculture, family, food, food labeling, non-GMO, organic 5

What You Need to Know about Farming

Family farms that once filled America’s countryside are both shrinking and disappearing.  These were the stuff of a diverse, local and regional food system that once provided the security of knowing you could stock your pantry from what was grown just down the road.  Space was plentiful for growing large market gardens.  If you wanted […]

Continue Reading By on November 11, 2014 in agriculture, ecology, farming, food 1

What You Need to Know about Parenting

God-given blessing, life-changing experience, source of stress.  It’s fair to say that most people have described parenting in this range of ways at one time or another.  No need to feel guilty about it.  No, parenting is not always the bliss-filled state of emotion you feel when you welcome a newborn or newly adopted child. […]

Continue Reading By on November 10, 2014 in child development, children, health, Healthy Families, parenting 4