The highlight of the month for us at Slow Money Central Virginia was a series of events surrounding the visit of Woody Tasch. Woody is the founder of the worldwide Slow Money movement and he flew in from Colorado for three days in early November. We kicked off events at
in Richmond and followed that up the next morning with an appearance by Woody at the
Real Local RVA
Next up was Charlottesville, where Joel was joined by Joel Salatin from
for two events. They spoke in front of a farmer-centric audience at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. The day was capped off with a fantastic meal prepared by Chef Trey Holt at
St. Anne's-Belfield School
. About 28 people gathered to dialogue about financing our foodshed, with inspiring talks from Woody and Joel leading the discourse.
This is not the first time Woody had been to Charlottesville. His connections to our area go back to the early days of Slow Money, which grew out of the publication of his first book,
Inquiries Into the Nature of Slow Money
, in 2008. Woody received early financial support from the Charlottesville area, which helped Slow Money germinate.
We are grateful for all who came out to support our events in Richmond and Charlottesville, and we are already discussing ideas for Woody to come back next year for possibly a day-long event, or longer. Stay tuned.
Thank you to all of you who support us in any way, and we appreciate your staying connected. Happy Holidays!