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SILT Message Spreads Across Iowa

March 15, 2015

This Des Moines Register story leads with Mary Ellen Miller’s moving testimony to SILT she gave at the press conference. WHO-TV coverage and radio across the state has put SILT on the minds of Iowans from Sioux City to Muscatine.

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Presentation to Johnson County Food Policy Council

March 9, 2015

SILT introduced itself to a gathering of nearly 100 Johnson County residents in February. Residents assembled for the day to discuss the future of the local “poor farm” including its potential to grow healthy food for the community. SILT President Suzan Erem was invited to address the group during the first public comment period, right after […]

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Upcoming Events

April 16, 2015 7 pm
SILT keynotes the Decorah Food Co-op Annual Meeting. Come hear how your land can grow food for your community long after you no longer occupy it!

April 17, 2015 10 am and 1 pm
Community and religious leaders join SILT leaders to ask questions and make plans for the future of healthy food production in NE Iowa. National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque.

April 25, 2015 3-5 pm
SILT presents at the annual meeting of Environmental Advocates at the Iowa City Public Library.

June 1-3
North American Agroforestry Conference, Ames, IA. SILT will be presenting at a workshop about how agroforestry works into SILT's healthy food production plan. Time and date TBD.

June 14, 2015 2:30 to 7:30 pm
SILT, Trees Forever and the Iowa Farmers Union host a walking tour, potluck and house concert by singer-songwriter Paul Doffing who's riding his bicycle around the country spreading the word of sustainability. Location: Draco Hill outside of West Branch. Write to for details.

Save the date! Nov. 12
Celebrate SILT's first birthday at the beautiful Hotel Pattee, Perry IA. Join sustainable ag leaders, artists and performers for a fun evening with old friends and new!