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US land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

July 26, 2016

SILT helps farmers grow healthy food. A recent study shows that with a plant and dairy-based diet, “agricultural land in the contiguous U.S. could have the capacity to feed up to 800 million people — twice what can be supported based on current average diets” Read more about the study here:

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A Plea to Get Young People on the Land

July 25, 2016

SILT’s July UPDATE   Farmers Ed and Tricia Jackson lead the tour with their son Eli. Boosted by this incredible front page story in the Omaha World Herald, SILT’s second Showcase Day drew another overflow crowd to learn how to protect land to grow healthy food for good. More than 50 people heard Joe’s impassioned plea to […]

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Lend a Hand to the Land

July 20, 2016

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust supporters are invited and encouraged to join Whiterock Conservancy, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of Iowa and the Bur Oak Land Trust to restore prairie above Red Rock Bluff in Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids Sat., Aug. 13 from 9 am to noon. Volunteers and staff from these land […]

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Upcoming Events

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

June 22, 6 pm
SILT to present at the Central Iowa Permaculture Guild, Waukee Public Library. Come for refreshments, stay for the talk!

July 8, 10 am - 2 pm
SILT's first Showcase Day - Honey Creek, IA - Landowners are invited to a farm tour, lunch and presentations by attorney Kyle Marcum and appraiser Dan Dvorak. Hosted by Joe and Sue Driscoll and Ed and Tricia Jackson. Details and RSVP here.

July 15-17
Join us at the Seed Savers Exchange annual camp out! SILT's workshop on protecting land to protect our biodiversity will be Saturday. Camp or stay at a nearby hotel or Luther College. Details here.