Monday May 21st at Springdale Farm – An evening with Woody Tasch & Marco Vangelisti

Monday, May 21, 6:00PM – 9:30PM
Springdale Farm and Eden East Restaurant​

Join Austin Foodshed Investors and the Slow Money community for an evening of incredible food and thought provoking discussion! This on-farm dinner and discussion will be hosted on Monday, May 21st at the beautiful Springdale Farm in Austin with dinner featuring their sister restaurant, Eden East. $125 per ticket for Early Bird special. $150 per ticket after March 7.

Slow Money Founder, Woody Tasch, will be speaking about ideas and concepts from his newest books, SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital. Nurture capital is a vision of finance that starts where investing and philanthropy leave off, giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems.

Marco Vangelisti  is a founding member of Slow Money and member of the leadership team of the Slow Money Northern California Network since 2009. Marco’s journey from institutional global finance to personal local investing is both inspiring and an actionable roadmap for values-based investors wishing to transition to personal impact investing.



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Spring Event with AFI set for April 30th & May 1st

Good news for fans of warmer weather… we’ve moved the date for our spring event – co-sponsored by Austin Foodshed Investors – to the last weekend of April.

Sorry for the change, but we had a wonderful opportunity present itself that we couldn’t pass up. We have been able to partner with the Sustainable Food Center to host the Saturday portion of our event, which we are very excited about. We have been supporters of and partners with SFC for some time now and it just felt like a perfect fit when their space became available.

So, we are still working on the overall program, list of speakers and such, but we can start to tease some info already.

The Saturday Slow Money & AFI Masters Class

  • To be held at the Sustainable Food Center
  • We will cover a variety of food system related topics, in panel and round-table formats
    • the state of the current local food system
    • gaps that experts, entrepreneurs and investors see in our food system
    • identify opportunities and those working to fill those gaps
    • discuss ways community members can get involved with and help finance these initiatives
  • And of course, it wouldn’t be an AFI event without a reception and drinks!

On Sunday, we will be at Springdale Farm to celebrate local farms, producers and food

  • We will be showcasing and hearing from some local food heroes
  • We will have hands-on sessions covering a variety of topics
    • Organic Farming
    • Forming and Operating Cooperatives
    • Grant and other funding oportunites for local food entrepreneurs
    • Local sourcing – from both the producer and buyer perspective
    • Recent happenings with farm to school and farm to work programs
  • We even plan to showcase a few small businesses looking to raise money
  • There will be food trucks on-site for lunch
  • To top it all off, we’ll have local vendors with products to share/try/enjoy

So, as you can see, we have a lot planned for those two days, but we are confident that it will end up being a wonderful event, supported by our community and highlighting the food system players that make our area such an amazing place to live.

***We are looking for volunteers to help with various aspects of the event – from planning, logistics, outreach and day of – so if you’d like to get involved, please let us know.


Keep an eye out in the coming weeks. We will be releasing information about speakers, hands-on session leaders and general details as they are confirmed.

Hoppy Hour – Monday 2/1

Our monthly Hoppy Hour at Hopfields is coming up this Monday, the 2nd from 5:30-7:00


Come join us for a pint and learn about all the exciting things we’ve been working on over the last year or so. We did not host our monthly get together over the holidays or in January, so we’re excited to get back to Hopfields and enjoy a drink and some great food with friends and colegues. See you there.