Announcing Program Additions and Entrepreneur Showcase

kristy Community Development Solutions, SRI/ESG News

WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that Tom Steyer, Managing Director of Hellman & Friedman and signer of the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge, and Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiva, are participating in our program.

They will be joining Wes Jackson, Vandana Shiva, and Paul Muller (Full Belly Farm) for a plenary roundtable discussion on Wednesday, October 12. This conversation is destined to give new meaning to Slow Money Principle 1: “We must bring our money back down to earth.”

WE ARE ALSO EXTREMELY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the entrepreneurs (from all over the country plus Canada) who will be presenting in our Entrepreneur Showcase.

Bledsoe Pork, Woodland, CA

Bovinity Health, Narvon, PA

Capay Valley Farm Shop, Esparto, CA

Farm Power Northwest LLC, Mount Vernon, WA

Farmer D Organics, Atlanta, GA

Farmhand Foods, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Farmland LP, San Francisco, CA

Foodtree, Vancouver, BC

Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA

Gourmet Gorilla Inc, Chicago, IL

Grass Run Farms 100% Grass Fed Beef, Dorchester, IA

Greenling, Austin, TX

Growing Spaces LLC, Pagosa Springs, CO

Indigenous, Santa Rosa, CA

Just Local Foods, Viroqua, WI

King of the Ghosts: Egg Restaurant, Goatfell Farm,
Parish Hall Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

LFS Enterprises, Boulder, CO

Lotus Foods Inc., Richmond, CA

Maine Grains at the Somerset Grist Mill, Skowhegan, ME

Marin Agricultural Land Trust and
Brentwood Agricutural Land Trust, Marin and Brentwood, CA

Marin Sun Farms Inc. / Rancho Slaughterhouse Project,
Point Reyes Station, CA

Miles Smith Farm, Loudon, NH

Northern Girl, Vasssalboro, ME

People’s Community Market, Oakland, CA

Point Reyes Compost Company, Point Reyes, CA

Stockbox Grocers, Seattle, WA

Sustainable Settings Raw Dairy Initiative, Carbondale, CO

Veritable Vegetable, San Francisco, CA

VermiVision Inc., San Diego, CA

Vestaron, Kalamazoo, MI

This is an extraordinary opportunity for all of us to help rebuild local food systems, find new ways to invest our money, and begin fixing our economy from the ground up.