It takes roughly a millennium to build an inch or two of soil. It takes less than 40 years, on average, to strip an inch of soil by farming in ways that are more focused on current yield than on sustaining fertility. With such agricultural practices, we are extracting generations’ worth of vitality from our land and our communities. The movement known as “slow money” offers an alternative vision to such outdated, industrial concepts that allow dollars and the businesses they finance to lose their connection to place. Learn about this new economic strategy and its roots in the social and environmental realities of the 21st century.