A few years back, I took a trip to the San Gabriel Mountains with members of The Wilderness Society. It was a spectacular educational weekend filled with hiking and endless fresh air. To think that after having lived in Southern California for over 10 years, I had never taken the time to explore this grand national park. But I wonder how many more have yet to discover this rich area of bio-diversity?
I was inspired to repost this video of Corneilia Funke’s recent adventure to the San Gabriels. Enjoy!
my wilderness: How children’s author Cornelia Funke hatches her wildest ideas.
I know it’s been a while since I posted last. I’m here again to tell you a little bit about my involvement with The Slow Money Northern California Chapter. First, you may be wondering what is Slow Money? The term Slow Money was coined to represent sustainable investments; investments that aren’t designed to destroy the planet for profit. It’s more important than ever to practice conscious investing and adhere to the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit.
The nonprofit, Slow Money is an organization that brings sustainable investments to sustainable food systems such as farm projects, food and byproduct waste management and local community food initiatives. It doesn’t actually do the investing, but rather sets up gatherings and showcases to bring investors to the entrepreneurs. It’s a great group of people and a growing movement.
Our latest gathering is the Northern California Slow Money Farm Fest with details below. I’m in charge of organizing the potluck dinner contest with prizes and all. If you are local, I suggest getting your tickets now as it will sell out. There are a lot of foodies up here and we all love to get down in they hay on the farm with some good food and cheer.
Hope to see you on the 25th!
Slow Money Farm Fest
February 25, 3pm-9pm, at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma
Join Slow Money Northern California’s Farm Fest at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma on February 25! Learn more about how to support sustainable food systems, meet the Slow Money movers, and have lots of fun networking with entrepreneurs, investors and our local community!
From 3pm-9pm (rain or shine), you’ll:
- Tour this locally owned and operated farm
- Meet local entrepreneurs and learn how they enrich sustainable food systems
- Talk with Slow Money founder Woody Tasch about our movement
- Participate in a community potluck, enjoy live music
- And have some down-on-the-farm fun!
Please bring a dish of homemade food to share (for 3-5 people).
Sign up now – space is limited!
Tara Firma Farms is located at 3796 I Street in Petaluma. The farm works in harmony with land and animals, offering delicious food that balances environmental, community and nutritional needs.