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Be a Patriot! Sign Up by the 4th

May 17, 2017

SILT Executive Director Sheila Knoploh-Odole is on a mission. She’s marking the 4th of July as one of Patriotic Duty – to find 44 people by the 4th to support SILT’s mission through a monthly sustaining membership. Join Sheila in her efforts, or sign up on behalf of one of the board members she has ...

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2017 Showcase Dates Announced

Landowners – Save the Dates! SILT Showcase Days are back by popular demand. Designed for landowners who want to learn more about protecting their land to grow healthy food, every Showcase includes a farm tour, meal and presentations by the host, an attorney and an appraiser. All events are free and open to the public. ...

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SILT Growing Parties Scheduled

May 2, 2017

SILT is launching its first Growing Parties this year to update supporters across Iowa in a convenient, friendly and intimate setting.  Join SILT members at their homes or local gathering spots, break bread together and hear moving stories of farmland protection, the challenges and joys of 2017 and what you can do to help SILT reach our goal of ...

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Upcoming Events

SILT speakers are available for your meeting, program or conference and to talk to the media. Contact us with details.

May 25, Central Iowa SILT Growing Party, Ames
Get the latest SILT news and learn how you can make land affordable for future food farmers. Hosts Cornelia and Jan Flora. RSVP for address and time.

June 8, Western Iowa SILT Growing Party 6 - 8:30 pm
. Visit with friends, hear SILT updates and learn more about how to permanently protect land to grow healthy food. Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek. Light dinner provided. RSVP

June 13-15, Changing Lands, Changing Hands Conference, Colorado
SILT President Suzan Erem presents with a panel on innovative ways to use easements for land access.

June 17, SILT Growing Party, Des Moines 6 pm
Hosted by Rachel Garst in her amazing home on Country Club Lane. Enjoy refreshments, SILT updates and the many opportunities for you to get involved. RSVP

June 21, SILT Showcase Day Atlantic, 10 am - 2 pm
SILT Founder and Board Member Denise O'Brien hosts a SILT Showcase day at Rolling Acres Farm. Landowners will enjoy a farm tour, lunch and discussion with an attorney and an appraiser about the many ways to protect your land. RSVP

June 30, SILT Growing Party, Fairfield 5:30 pm
Join us for a Friday night potluck, live music by Jimmy Ryan of the Hit Men and an update on SILT's latest and greatest in the Ryans' beautiful home. RSVP

More SILT Showcase Days
Garber, July 12, 10 am - 2 pm, Mt. Vernon Aug. 13, 2 pm - 5 pm and Wapello Sept. 20, 10 am - 2 pm.