Towards a Regenerative Economy - Thoughts about Slow Money from a radical farmer.
Towards a Regenerative Economy - Thoughts about Slow Money from a radical
August 31th 2010
I started my comments at the Hudson Valley
the observation that Slow Money is a radical organization, and how
grateful I was that a radical 'capitalist' movement that concerns itself
with food and farming has come on the scene. As you can imagine this is
exciting news for a radical farmer! And in case there is anyone that didn't
realize that you were affiliating with a radical organization in Slow Money,
I think you all needed to know at some point ....
Being "Radical" of course is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of, far from
it! It is a great word- Radical: from late Latin- radicalis, radix, radic-
'root'; "of or going to the root or origin"; fundamental, essential.
I think this describes the analysis and principles of Slow Money pretty
It is natural that farmers are radical, thinking about the roots of things
as much as they do. I made a comment at the potluck about all of the radical
farmers I have been inspired by, and been lucky enough to learn from in the
organic movement. I alluded to the origin of the organic food movement,
created by radical farmers who saw clearly the roots of things, (the roots
of the converging problems of climate change, peak oil, and ecological
carrying capacity for instance) and devised a radical solution - farming