BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The ninth annual Slow Living Summit will take place in Brattleboro, Vermont on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 2019.
Presented by Strolling of the Heifers and Windham Grows, the Summit’s focus is “The Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship” and its goal is to bring together diverse entrepreneurs in the farm and food industries, providing them with tools, resources, and mentorship they need to grow socially responsible businesses.
“We invite and hope that people from ALL communities can join us for this year’s Summit,” said Orly Munzing, Founder of Strolling of the Heifers. “This year will focus on women’s stories, but men, women and non-binary people are part of those stories.” Panels this year include Law in the Era of #MeToo, Non-traditional Financing for Women and Other Underserved Communities and How the Co-op Model Works for Women.
Speakers include economist, author and Honor the Earth co-founder Winona LaDuke, former Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist , NPR’s Planet Money host Stacey Vanek Smith and Principal Founder of Breakthru Beverage, Charles Merinoff.
The full Summit schedule, speakers, and registration information can be found at www.slowlivingsummit.org.
Strolling of the Heifers is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging, and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems and healthy, sharing, connected and resilient communities. More information at www.StrollingOfTheHeifers.com.
Windham Grows, a project of Strolling of the Heifers, is a socially responsible accelerator that builds the food and agriculture sector by connecting socially conscious startup and early-stage businesses. The program provides critical services, resources, financing and business mentors. www.windhamgrows.org.
–Erika Elder, Strolling of the Heifers