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Slow Money Northern California Curriculum Development

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Looking Under the Hood

Looking Under the Hood

Looking Under the Hood is a diagram of the three interrelated curricula that present the:

  • shared challenges
  • the interrelationships of the three curricula
  • how each curriculum informs the other
  • the discreet scope of the work of each curriculum

Curriculum Content Requirements

Curriculum Content Requirements

This is a professional design process that defines the content requirements for SMNCA Region Food and Farming Entrepreneurs, Investors and Community Representatives who oversee local food systems. For more information on the Slow Money Northern California Region Curriculum content requirements, click here.

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Curriculum at a Glance

Curriculum at a Glance

Interrelated curriculum modules emphasize the interdependence and mutual benefits of being fully engaged so we maintain a local, vital food chain. For a visual description of the Curriculum at a Glance, click here.

 

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Overview – Slow Money Northern California Curriculum Development

As part of making the shift to a sustainable food system that regenerates people, communities, economies and the environment, Vital Systems collaborates with Slow Money Northern California which is part of the larger Slow Money Movement. Slow Money is committed to organizing investors and donors to steer new sources of capital to local food enterprises and community systems. This means shifting the paradigm from the traditional “Return on Investment” to “the ratio of the net value of an investment on local food, farming and fertility relative to the cost of the investment,” or the Slow Money Distinction—ROI.

In order to develop a substantive curriculum that supports and informs prospective Food and Farming Entrepreneurs and Investors and Community Leaders that oversee local food systems, Vital Systems has convened the regional Slow Money NoCal Curriculum Committee to develop interrelated curriculum modules that will develop the practices, policies and assessment processes necessary to build sustainable food systems. These modules develop effective conversations and collaborations among the three stakeholder groups.

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