Slow Money SLO, a local small food entrepreneurs-based nonprofit organization, will celebrate one year of business Aug. 12, with a free event at the SLO Grange.
The group is based on the 2009 book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered and focuses on investing in local business, with the goal of building healthy food ecosystems, according to a news release. It now works with seven small food businesses and has helped to invest $250,000 into the local economy since its creation in July 2012.
The free event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the San Luis Obispo Grange, 2880 Broad St. It will feature Slow Money Northern California founder Marco Vandelisti, who will speak about the Slow Money movement.
More information on the group and the event are available at www.slowmoneyslo.org.