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SILT News Coast-to-Coast (almost)

June 22, 2015

SILT has been making the news across Iowa, nearly coast to coast!  In mid-June, the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil covered SILT’s “breaking new ground” party at the Loess Hills Young People’s Farm, SILT’s first acquisition ever with a nice feature including photos of this amazing farm. Kudos to the reporter tackling a complicated transaction. Now begins the […]

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SILT Acquires its First Farm!

June 3, 2015

We’ve only existed for 5 months, yet today SILT announces that we’ve acquired our first farm – 53 acres of tillable and oak savanna just 15 minutes from downtown Omaha!

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Upcoming Events

Month of June
Shop at Wheatsfield Co-op in Ames and take in your reusable bags. Each bag means a nickel to SILT. Thanks for supporting local farmers, local co-ops and SILT all at once!

June 28, 2015 5:30- 9 pm
Slow Life dinner sponsored by Slow Food Des Moines chapter. SILT advisers and board members will introduce SILT to Slow Food fans and explain how Slow Money voted to support SILT in our earliest days. To reserve a seat contact

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!