Join us the fourth Sunday of most months.
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Los Altos Hills Town Council Chambers
26379 W Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. [map]
- 6:00 — Socializing
- 6:15 — Start: Introductions; What is Slow Money? and What is a LION? for new members.
- 6:30 — David Kaisel, Founder and CEO will bring us up to date with Capay Mills
Much has happened since we first met Capay Mills in March of 2016. David’s vision is still to reacquaint bakers with the forgotten flavors of freshly milled flour made from sustainably grown heritage grain. In fact, in the last year and a quarter, he has done enough re-acquainting to be in need of an expansion. David is fitting out a space in Esparto, and upgrading his production abilities, which will enable him to return to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and allow him to take on new customers as well.
- 6:55 — Martin Bernal. Knife sharpening
Martin Bernal, a resident of Morgan Hill, is planning on offering knife sharpening services to the southern Santa Clara County community. He plans to sharpen knifes, chainsaw chains and garden tools among many cutting blades.
- 7:20– Mary Jane Marcus, The Kafenia: a Greek village hangout & gathering space in Palo Alto
This space is for all of you global-hearted women (and men) who long for a place of welcome, friendship, understanding and peace in our community. We do this by reviving the village traditions of hanging out over earthy Greek foods, delicious divinations, and by curating and providing space for heartfelt gatherings that help us share our gifts and build deep peace with each other. Gatherings involve the arts, music, storytelling, culinary history & more, as long as they build cultural understanding & enliven the heart.
The Kafenia is a reimagining of the traditional Greek kafenio where men shared food, friendship and social and political life together. My grandfather had a kafenio at 16th and Folsom in San Francisco in the 1930s to keep the village alive in a bustling metropolis – but it was only for men. Now, his granddaughter, Mary Jane, who has done peacebuilding around the world, is reimagining it as a multicultural village in Silicon Valley- with women front and center. (See World Pulse story.)
Mary Jane is looking at business structure (NGO, for-profit) and input on funding possibilities for a community space many of us will value. The margins for the food alone are quite slim and make it tight to also do the gatherings in the space. Are there creative ways to find physical space? Ways to have people invest in this community existing? Are there creative ways to pay higher wages?
- 7:45– Slow Announcements – what other kind would we have?
- 7:55 — clean-up and networking
Occasionally we discuss the particulars of investment opportunities in the last part of the meeting To participate in this you must have signed the LION agreement. If you have not signed yet, you can do so in the first part of the meeting and stay for the rest. Have you signed the Slow Money Principles yet? Make sure you’re name is down as supporting our values. The bigger the list of supporters, the bigger our reach.