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Brought to you by the Cal Poly Center for Sustainability, the 7th Annual A Taste of the Future Fundraiser will be a celebration of Central Coast food and farming.  Held at Hearst Ranch on June 23rd at 6pm, the dinner will feature the creations of leading Central Coast chefs and feature a talk by Woody Tasch, the founder and chairman of the organization, Slow Money.  The tax deductible tickets are $125 per person, and will go to benefit Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Center for Sustainability.

The night promises to be an event that will nourish both your body and mind.  Speaker Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money; Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered. He is also the man behind the Slow Money Alliance, a group that focuses on food security, safety, and access through economic principles.  The Alliance strives to promote ecological, cultural, and monetary diversity by turning away from traditional extractive and exploitative consumption practices.   Believing that revenue streams can flow too quickly and that companies can become too large, adherents of the Slow Money philosophy hope to bring money “back down to earth”.

Tasch himself is a pioneer of asset and philanthropic integration, beginning in the 1990’s as the treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and later the founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance.  For a decade, Tasch was a chairman of Investor’s Circle, a network of funders that contributed to ventures promoting sustainability.

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