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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 4, 2015
SILT presents at the Iowa Nutgrowers Association Annual Meeting, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.

April 9, 2015 10 a.m.
SILT Board Member and Des Moines Waterworks CEO Bill Stowe keynotes the Feeding the World Symposium hosted by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, Old Brick, Iowa City.

April 16, 2015 7 pm
SILT has been invited to be the keynote at 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 25, 2015 3-5 pm
SILT presents at the annual meeting of Environmental Advocates at the Iowa City Public Library.

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!