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Santa Fe Farmer’s Market

“SLOW MONEY” movement

Back in August of 2009 I was visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico with a friend and we stopped by the new Farmer’s Market at the old Railyard.  They have a special train that comes up from Albequerque every Saturday.

The Santa Fe farmer’s market is one of the top 10 farmer’s markets in the US.  It was quite impressive to visit.  Plenty of variety of foods, fruits, veggies, herbs, crafts, bakery goods.

SFfarmerThere’s also an adjoining Artist’s Market next to the park – hey, this is Santa Fe – home of more artists per capita than any place I’ve been – and I should add, not just run of the mill art or south western art but stuff that comes from California to New York, Europe, Asia and beyond.

Inside one of the buildings I noticed these posters on the wall talking about this Slow Money concept.  You can click on the gallery pictures to read the gist of it.  I also wrote out the main parts below.

Slow Money . . . From the Ground Up

Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Railyard – sept 9-11, 2009

Since late 2008, thousands of Americans in dozens of cities and towns have participated in the launch of the slow money movement. Is it the beginning of the nurture capital industry? A new vision of seed capital?

Join thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors,donors, farmers and activists for Slow Money’s inaugural national gathering, bringing together people from across the country, and also featuring a focus on New Mexico’s regional food system.

Let’s fix America’s economy ‘from the ground up’ . . . starting with local food.

Slow Money Principles

  1. We must bring money back down to earth.
  2. There is such a thing as money that is too fast, companies that are too big, finance that is too complex. Therefore, we must slow our money down – not all of it, of course, but enough to matter.
  3. The 20th Century economy was an economy of Buy Low / Sell High and Wealth Now / Philanthropy Later — what one venture capitalist called “the largest legal accumulation of wealth in history.”  The 21st Century economy will usher in the era of nurture capital, built around principles of carrying capacity, care of the commons, sense of place and non-violence.
  4. We must learn to invest as if food, farms, and fertility mattered. We must steer major new sources of capital to small food enterprises.
  5. Let us celebrate the new generation of entrepreneurs, consumers and investors who are showing the way from Making A Killing to Making a Living.
  6. Paul Newman said, “I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer who puts back into the soil what he takes out.” Recognizing the wisdom of these words, let us begin rebuilding our economy from the ground up, asking:
  • What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within 50 miles of where we live?
  • What if there were a new generation of companies tha gave away 50% of their profits?
  • What if there were 50% more organic matter in our soil 50 years from now?

LEARN MORE @ http://www.SlowMoneyAlliance.org

Eff-En-Eff – Friday Night Film | October 30, 2009

F-N-F: Friday Night Film for October 30, 2009

The World According To Monsanto (2008)

If you are at all concerned (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t, other than ignorance of the fact) about what has been going on in the world’s food supply, this will be an uncomfortable eye-opener for you. Thank our Maple Loving friends to the north for this one.

After researching this on my own, I have come to the conclusion that the real culprit or cause behind this whole thing is an unconstitutional ruling by the US supreme court that allowed anyone the right to patent life : i.e., genes, modified seeds, and thus, the underlying natural product.

In other words, the entire food supply will be owned by a select few corporations owned by the elite ruling families of the world as part of their plan for total domination and control.

Yes, that’s pretty sick, but so long as people are aware of what’s going on and decide to DO SOMETHING about it, then their plans will fail.

UPDATE 2-12-2010 – youtube version has been removed due to copyright claim.

Here’s the video on Veoh – you might have to download a free media player to watch, not sure.

Watch The World According to Monsanto in Educational |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

This is part one of 10.  Parts 2 thru 10 are listed below as hyperlinks that will open in a new window.

World  According To Monsanto Part 2

World  According To Monsanto Part 3

World According To Monsanto Part 4

World  According To Monsanto Part 5

World  According To Monsanto Part 6

World  According To Monsanto Part 7

World  According To Monsanto Part 8

World  According To Monsanto Part 9

World  According To Monsanto Part 10

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