Woody Tasch thinks like a root vegetable grows: slow, sure, mostly underground, deeply nourishing.
From this perspective, in collaboration with a rainbow circle of fellow evolutionists, comes the investment structure Tasch and friends call Beetcoin: small local donations generating Zero interest, locally-made loans supporting local sustainable food systems and the community economics they feed to flourish - aiming to work on a global scale.
A mission-focused investment strategist since the 1990s, Tasch keeps FUN in focus, in his serious business of transforming systems: food, funding, social values. Since 2010, the Slow Money movement he has fronted has channeled $80 million to over 800 organic farms and local food enterprises via volunteer-led efforts in dozens of communities.
Beetcoin taps the Internet, grounding your way to chip in, no matter where you live. Dig into this idea! www.Beetcoin.org
Thanks to Andy Heaslet, Earthworms audio engineer, and to Jon Valley, KDHX Production Wiz!
Related Earthworms conversations:
Slow Money's Woody Tasch on Culture, Poetry, Imagination, SOIL (July 2018)
In Illinois communities along the mighty Mississippi, Sierra Club members are advancing enviro-policy and awareness. The club's Piasa Palisades Group, named for a fierce bird in lore of the Illiniwek people and the stone bluffs towering over river and towns,is active locally and in their state.
Chris Krusa, the group's Program Chair, and Outings Chair Craig Heaton share purpose, projects and some big river paddling upcoming program highlights. Check out this south-central Illinois group of fierce protectors and lovers of Nature!
Thanks to Andy Heaslet, Earthworms audio engineer and a national Sierra Club staffer - and to Jon Valley, production wiz on the KDHX staff.
Related Earthworms Conversations:
Making of Illinois Clean Energy Policy with Andy Heaslet (Jan 2022)
Sierra Club St. Louis Environmental Racism Report with Leah Cluburn (Oct 2019)
Carl Pope, former Sierra Club national president: Creating a Climate of Hope (April 2018)
Charmin Dahl, conservation educator and nature-loving mom, shares her experience and perspective relating to Nature with her digital native kin. Explore with her - and head on out-of-doors, with your young friends.
More from Dahl in The Healthy Planet Magazine and in her blog for Villa Montessori School.
Find nature connection resources from MEEA, the Missouri Environmental Education Association.
Related Earthworms Conversations: Forest Bathing with Andrea Sarubbi Fareshteh (January 2019)
The Big Book of Nature Activities (June 2016)
Thanks to Andy Heaslet, Earthworms audio engineer, and to Jon Valley, KDHX production team.